All posts tagged: Perth Western Australia

First attempt at a video

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One of my goals for 2016 was to learn how to edit videos. Today I sat down and had a go at it with some short videos I took in February 2016 when we did the circuit from home to Perth, Kalgoorlie, Esperance and home again. It starts off with the Super Pit at Kalgoorlie Gold MIne. I know I have a long way to go but it felt good to learn the basics  :). […]

Writing and research

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Motivation / pressure to perform / Publishing / Wisdom

The current module in my writing course is about doing research for fiction writing. Our tutor provided the students with a list of questions and instructed us to visit the State Library (Battye Library) to find the relevant information. It wasn’t a test of who could find the best material – the purpose was to encourage the students to physically get out there and find the richness of resources available to create interesting and informative […]

Nightmare on Channybearup Road

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Blog 2013 / funny / Gratitude / You must be kidding?

On Wednesday we drove for two hours to a Farm Stay (holiday house) on Channybearup Road – between Manjimup and Pemberton. We arrived around 2.00pm at the usual check-in time. We thought the owners would live near by but there was only one house on several acres of land. The front door was unlocked so we unpacked and settled in for our short holiday. There was a note on the fridge to ring the owner […]

Trees in less than 300 words

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I believe that... / I feel... / Nature / Trees / Writing

I am experimenting with stretching my writing from being a stream of my thoughts to something a bit more creative. I am a bit frightened of creativity but I think it is time to experiment – just for fun 🙂 Trees appeal to me. I love the seasonal changes including autumn leaves and spring blossoms – the fresh shoots of new leaves coming after the blossoms fall. I see life in trees – a life […]

They say a change is as good as a holiday

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Blog 2013 / Geography / Nature

I had been really hanging out for a holiday but we were finding it difficult to get away (more due to inertia than being so busy). Eventually we agreed to have two nights in a self-contained apartment in Mandurah, a bit over an hour’s drive from here. I was really taken with the decor in the apartment and took some photos. The apartment, managed by Quest is located near Dolphin Quay as shown in the […]

Asbestos country – industrial disaster

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beautiful / Blog 2013 / Geography / Pilbara / Wisdom too late

Wittenoom was once home to many….the following information is quoted from Wikipedia. “Wittenoom is a ghost town 1,106 kilometres (687 mi) north-north-east of Perth in the Hamersley Range in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is the site of Australia’s greatest industrial disaster.   The area around Wittenoom was mainly pastoral until the 1930s when mining began in the area. By 1939, major mining had begun in Yampire Gorge, which was subsequently closed in 1943 […]

50 Something

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / Friends and family / Motivation / seniors / Wisdom

Post 499 I subscribe to a magazine called “50 Something”. It is part of National Seniors Australia who advocate for the rights of seniors (over 50’s in this case) in Australia. In the April/May edition of the magazine they did a feature on the trend for seniors to move to a country location on retirement – what we call the “tree change” or “sea change” lifestyle. The article encouraged readers to seriously do their research […]