All posts tagged: PostaDay2011

Ten functions I used on my PC today

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Appalachian Trail / Friends and family / Geography / PostaDay 2011 / Writing

1. I checked on FaceBook lots of times to see if there is any news from my son who is on the Appalachian Trail 2. I checked my work emails – I really need to get a life – it is SUNDAY 3. I did some work on my latest assignment – realised I needed to DO the Module before I can DO the assignment!¬† ouch! ūüė¶ 4. I checked and read my emails and […]

What I found out about women!

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / Journal Blog / Motivation / PostaDay 2011 / Wisdom / Wisdom too late

Recently I did a survey of women born between 1946 and 1963. This generation is often called the “baby boomers” who were born not long after the end of World War II. A lot has been written about them and how they differ from earlier generations. I was curious to test a sample of these women and find out how life is for them now and what wisdom can they pass on to the next […]

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 […]

Appalachian Trail meets Aussie – a walk in the woods!

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Appalachian Trail / Blog 2012 / Dreams / Friends and family / Journal Blog / Uncategorized

As of today, my son has 6 month visa in America and he will take on the challenge of walking the Appalachian Trail. I am so pleased for him that it has worked out so well. No doubt he will have some challenges ahead but I am sure he is up for it. A few years ago he decided to walk the Bibbulmun Track (for more information¬†on this walk trail see¬†http://www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au/¬† It goes from Perth¬†to […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Unusual

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Blog 2012 / Dreams / Friends and family / Uncategorized / You must be kidding?

This photo for today’s Weekly Photo Challenge is of my youngest son trying out his new wet-weather gear in readiness to fly to the US and walk the Appalachian Trail, starting at Atlanta. I often dream that I am flying to America. It is a recurrent dream (nightmare) and is always packed with disaster. I dream that I: forget my passport lose my passport miss the plane go on the wrong plane I can’t get […]