Weekly writing challenge: writerly reflections

Orange door to nowhere!

Writerly reflections: how and when did my love of reading and writing start? This is the week's writing challenge. Which books did you love growing up?  I love reading and I have always been a voracious reader. As a child I read books such as Secret Seven, Famous Five, Trixie Belden, Anne of Green Gables, …

Somewhere over the rainbow!

On my way to work this morning I  looked in the rear view mirror to see this beautiful rainbow and stormy sky over the vineyard next door.  The amazing thing was that the other end of the rainbow was over my workplace, over 5kms from home - and it was a double rainbow to boot. …

Update!! Selfie alert.

I took this photo of myself this morning just after I got out of bed, as one of my daughters had nominated me in the latest no makeup selfie challenge, which is currently doing the rounds of social media. I don't wear a lot of makeup anyway and I deliberately didn't do my hair this …

Weekly photo challenge: reflection

Reflection in the fountain This photo was taken at 6am in Fitzroy Park in Melbourne in January 2014. The temperature at 6am was already 29 degrees Celsius and the day was forecast to get to 48 degrees. I remembered all of this when I read the topic for this weeks photo challenge. I immediately thought …

Wednesday walk with friends

We have a walk every Wednesday afternoon for anyone who wants to join us. We leave from our place at 5.30 and walk the tracks through the pine forest and native bush for about an hour or so depending on how we all feel. It's quite. social time and is always a pleasant afternoon. It's …

Feeling better

Considering how I was feeling on Friday, I am surprised I did so much over the weekend. I was down and out on Friday night, a combination of a busy week at work, my running training, Rotary commitments, dinner at our place for 12 friends mid week and a general feeling of blah hanging over …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective – Under the Dome

Here is my post for this week's Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective. It was an interesting exercise and took me far longer to compile than I thought it would. I like the way the shape of the dome, a hexagon, is highlighted by cropping the photo and how different the photo is when looked at from this …

A few home truths

We are all Wonder Women

This week I've felt like I was about to hit the wall, I've been tired, worn out, hungry, rundown and with a general feeling of blah hanging over me. I have been busy all week with work, Rotary commitments, running and life but nothing too out of the ordinary. I decided to take stock and …

Raindrops keep falling on my head!

I seem to have a knack at the moment for making it rain just as I start my morning run. This morning it was very dark at 6am and overcast. Just as I was getting into my tempo run it started to rain and very heavy! The rain drops were hard and fast and I …

How I lost 3 years in 6 weeks!

That title sounds like a classic infomercial line but it's true.... I have just undertaken a '6 week slim down in summer challenge' with Carmen from Enerqi (the place for improved health and wellbeing in Tumbarumba) and discovered that my body thinks I am aged 42 instead of my actual age of 53. Very happy …