Weekly photo challenge: The warmth of summer’s sun and family love

A warm and sunny day at the beach

Having just spent a week at the beach with family over the Christmas break, I have experienced warmth in many forms. The warmth and love of my family who made huge efforts to get together, the warm sunshine and the warm relaxed feeling that being on holidays brings. I took a few photos of the …

A special Guest Blogger – my daughter wrote this for me, about me

A very special post written by my daughter My youngest daughter, Eliza, has written her first ever blog post!  We were together with family over the Christmas break and she presented me with a framed version of her post (below) for my recent birthday.  She also said she'd like to share it on my blog as she'd really like …

Weekly photo challenge: Yellow – my three photo essay

A yellow cushion in my sunroom. I'm ready for the holidays!

Before I start with my yellow photos for this week's challenge, I have to say that yellow is my fave colour (at the moment) just don't tell orange (who was my recent fave) or I'll be in trouble 😛 I was up early sitting in my delightful sunroom and I checked in on this week's …

A very special photo…

Cliff, Carol and Grant

This picture is very special. It shows 3 siblings together, apart, yet in sync with each other in their own way. They are all quiet, intelligent, sensitive, unassuming people, secure in the knowledge that they don’t have to big note themselves to get attention, happy with themselves and as is the case with siblings, they …

Weekly photo challenge: Twinkle, twinkle like a candle

Do you know long we have to wait for it to get dark enough to have twinkling lights down here in the land of Oz at this time of year? It takes ages and I still had to edit this picture so that it looks darker than it actually was!! I like the effect of …

Birthday thoughts

Life is better when you're laughing

I'm officially another year older today. Funnily enough I don't feel any older than I did yesterday! I have had the best day - presents, a day off work, a nice walk/run, a long lunch with 2 other birthday friends, our town's Christmas street party and lots of lovely messages, hugs and kisses from friends and …

Police, fire or ambulance?

A Big Decision  What a decision I had to make - police, fire or ambulance? The triple O operator couldn't advise me, she said I had to decide which was more appropriate. I chose police. How ironic... I work in a correctional facility and today I was the one locked in, luckily for just a …

Weekly photo challenge: Gone but not forgotten – me

Gone but not forgotten is this week's photo challenge and it got me thinking. Do I have a photograph that demonstrates what is gone but not forgotten? After some consideration and rejection of certain photos, which could have been too obvious after a recent loss, I decided that I would use an old photo of …

Silly season take 2

Here's a bit of silly season fun I thought I'd share with you all. My (grown-up) daughters didn't know what to think! I was worried after my previous silly season post that I might have been thought to be turning into a grumpy old woman but I think this proves I'm definitely not there yet...unless …

It’s not called the ‘silly season’ for nothing!

It's now officially the silly season!  The person who coined this phrase was spot on (apparently it was first noted in 1861).  Ay my first event for the season, I looked around at all these normal, sensible people suddenly transformed by wearing silly hats, telling silly jokes from their bonbons and playing with silly plastic …