All posts tagged: Post a Day 2011

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My 500th blog post

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Blog 2012 / Blog 2013 / Journal Blog / PostaDay 2011

Today I celebrate my 500th blog posting! WOW! I started blogging on 28 December in 2010! This is what I had to say in my very first post: “I want to share my thoughts about life and its purpose. I want to pose questions that are eternal! Why are we here? Does it matter, what we do? Is my role in life predestined? When I was growing up, I was taught by nuns in the […]

Weekly photo challenge: fleeting moments

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Blog 2012 / Geography / Weekly Photo Challenge

I took my trusty camera with me this morning, on my morning walk to get the Sunday paper and some fresh bread. Fleeting moments were in really short supply! Being winter and Sunday morning it was very quiet. It is also great to see some of the neighborhoods where other bloggers hang out. Even so I took three shots that must be “fleeting” as they can never, ever be exactly the same again.  A moment […]

Auntie Yvonne – the things we did

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Friends and family / I feel... / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized

Auntie Yvonne was born Yvonne McKenna in country Victoria on 28 May 1920. That makes her nearly 92 years old today. Being the eldest in the family she had a big role in looking after her younger siblings. On 16 December in 1944 she married former Corporal Roy O’Halloran when he returned from his World War II  service with the Air Force. They settled in their home in Cohuna and both remained there for over […]

Free love and all that stuff…

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / Friends and family / I believe that... / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / politics / Wisdom / Wisdom too late / Writing

I was on the fringes of the hippie movement in the 1970’s. It was an exciting time to live in Melbourne, Australia. I worked in the central City where many anti-war demonstrations were held. I felt passionately against our involvement in the war in Vietnam  – more so because my brother was an Infantry foot soldier on the front line. So what happened to those hundreds of people who came out to protest? Where are […]

Today’s blog isn’t really a blog – it is a test of my IT skills :-)

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Appalachian Trail / Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Geography / Journal Blog / technology

Today I want to do a blog mainly so I can test that everything is working as it should be. I spent a couple of hours on the computer and I could get two out three things working but couldn’t manage to pull off all three. Hopefully I have achieved victory after changing my browser yet again – this time to Mozilla Firefox. I have mentioned my son before – he is doing the Appalachian […]

Food is complicated

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Blog 2012 / food and diets / Journal Blog / Meaning of life and that stuff / Philosophy / recipes / Wisdom / Wisdom too late

Yes, food is complicated – or at least it can be! I am one of those people who never seem to lose their appetites and there is hardly any food that I don’t like. So no matter what I feel like, I almost always enjoy the pleasure of eating! That is not a bad thing in itself, is it? We all know there is a massive market out there: Cook books Cooking shows on TV Cooking celebrities Diets –  […]

Some snippets from my past week…

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Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Geography / I feel... / Philosophy / Self acceptance

snippet one: I order my groceries online and they are delivered to my kitchen! It is a great service. There is a little bit of skill (or patience) in doing an online order. It still takes time even though I don’t have to leave the house. When something is unavailable I  get an email apology. This week the loo paper I ordered were sold out so they said “We hope we have not affected any essential plans you […]

Kimberley region of Western Australia

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beautiful / Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Geography / Kimberley / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized

In the 1980’s I lived in the Kimberley in North Western Australia. I lived in Fitzroy Crossing and later in Derby, before moving to the city (Perth). It is an amazing part of our country. So harsh and yet so beautiful. In the wet season (anytime between November and April) the roads can flood and even be washed away. It can be very dangerous on the roads. The sky was so dramatic – the lightening […]

Post cards aka snail mail :-)

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collections / Friends and family / Geography / post cards / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized

Here is a sample of the postcards I have in my collection. It is interesting to read the short notes on the back of them. They go back several decades. I found one written by my Uncle Chris in World War II. His words to his mum were “Still alive and well” – they were the most important words! I hope you enjoy having a browse at my collection. I love the ones that come […]

Secret womens’ business

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / PostaDay 2011 / Wisdom

If you are female and born between 1946 and 1963 I need your help! As part of my writing course I need to conduct a survey and I want to do it online. I want to show the wisdom, knowledge, the regrets and inspiration of baby boomer women. I need about ten more volunteers who are willing to answer 11 questions online. It will only take about 5-10 minutes and it will be completely confidential. I will use some […]