Don’t burst my bubble! 

I love this photo, which I found just yesterday while looking for shots for my weekly photo challenge -  On the way! I'd forgotten all about it. We were in Split (in Croatia) last year, and had just finished a cycling holiday where we sailed around the islands in Southern Dalmatia and cycled up and down huge …

A mystery wrapped in an enigma – who me? 

Tell us something most people probably don’t know about you.  Some people may know that I was awarded a Commendation for Brave Conduct from the Queen when I was a teenager, as it is listed on my About Me page. When asked why I got the award,  I never quite know how to respond. I don't …

Birthday month

Celebrating birth days I read somewhere recently, (I can't remember where), that the mother should be congratulated on the birth-day of her children rather than the way we do it now, showering the birthday child with gifts and birthday wishes.    I presume because the mother has done all the work in producing said child.  I …

MOB update #1

An update from Mother of the Bride (aka MOB) I am enjoying the planning that is going into our first family wedding and particularly my role as MOB. My earlier posts on this subject include Venturing into a brave new world and It's official - I've joined the MOB and they set the scene to some …

True story – broken!

Easter egg broken open

True story! There's a story here! This Easter Egg had been sitting in my bookshelf since last Easter (!).  Yes I know I'm weird! Yesterday my husband made me a cup of tea and just happened to toss the egg at me, jokingly saying that I was ungrateful as he had brought me this egg last year and …

Weekly Photo challenge: (Morning has) broken 

Morning has broken

A different take on finding beauty in something broken - here's my glasshouse/sunroom welcoming the start to a new day on a cold and frosty morning. I also want to re-use my favourite droplets of dew photo from my recent post  - just because I love it so much and because it fits in with my morning has …

Droplets of Dew – Changing seasons 05

Dew droplet

While having breakfast this morning, I looked outside and saw these droplets of dew sparkling in the early morning sunshine.  I felt compelled to walk out onto the wet dewy lawn to take some photos even though it meant I would be late for work! I took them (as usual) with my iPhone and am quite happy with how they have …

It’s all about the…numbers

I feel like numbers are taking over my world! 1. I've started going to the gym and have so many numbers to think about - I have to count the reps, remembering to breathe in and out at the right time, ensure the right weight is on the machine, firstly find the machine by its …

Eclectic Corner #11, week 3, Momentarily – Favourite Quote

Eclectic Corner #11 week 3 is all about our favourite quotes, with the theme this month being Momentarily.  I love all sorts of quotes and have many little books full of inspirational quotes, messages and thoughts.  Quotes can help focus my thoughts and often sum up my feelings in just a few words, much better than I ever seem …

Weekly photo challenge: Enveloped – 2 examples

When I saw the prompt of Enveloped for this week's photo challenge I knew what I wanted to write about. But how to find a photo to show this?  I then looked out the window and saw the sea of fog rising out of the valley below and decided to use this photo! Enveloped is to surround …

Eclectic Corner #11 – Week 2 – Momentarily

Momentarily In the scheme of things We are on this world but momentarily. How we leave the world is more important than the number of years we live in regards to what we've done and what we've achieved. What will we be remembered for? What will we leave behind as our legacy? What memories and stories will …

Run, Debbie, run….

Waving while running

Today is Mother's Day here in Australia and that means the annual Mother's Day Classic. This is an event for walkers, runners, families, friends and people of all ages to come together in support of Breast Cancer research. Events are held all over Australia and usually include the colour pink in some form. My daughter …

Weekly photo challenge: nature is a force to be reckoned with

I love nature - it's so alive and yet it can be so contradictory. It is capable of being beautiful yet devastating; colourful yet stark; simple yet so complicated. A bit like life itself really! This photo was taken at Mt Jagumba, where bushfires have ravaged the area over recent years. These trees are all …

Momentarily caught napping 

I've been caught napping! I'm momentarily out of action here but if you look closely.... I'm still smiling 😊 What can I say - it was a particularly busy day, it was cold, the fire was on making the house cosy,  the beanbag was a comfy place to be in front of the fire and …

It’s the simple things in life….

I have been feeling a bit poorly for the past few days - just a bit 'off'. I'm sure I'm not alone in having 'off' moments.  I haven't felt like blogging, or running or doing much of anything to be honest, which is most unlike me. I am happy to say that I am feeling …

Weekly photo challenge: an intricate fish called Nemo! 

Intricate to me means clever, detailed, interesting and elaborate. This fish, which we have called Nemo, is a resident in our beach house and ticks all the boxes for intricate. It's clever, interesting, detailed, elaborate and it's been made from driftwood. I love it! We are spending a wet weekend away with family and friends to …

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