Weekly photo challenge: A vibrant man on his birthday and 500 posts for me

An especially vibrant day - my husband's birthday and my 500th post! I like the definition of vibrant - full of energy and life -  it describes my husband perfectly! My blog also tries to be full of energy and life 🙂 My photo shows the birthday boy modelling his special birthday sign, just for me to use …

iPhriday – Clouds in my phone

Clouds in my phone (not my coffee) It's Phriday again and time for a photo from my phone.  Here's a lovely shot of the clouds taken early one morning just for you! Lisa from GrayDaysandCoffee started iPhriday where she shares photos taken with her mobile phone, on a Friday and asks us to join in. You can …

Mundane Monday Challenge – Muddy and mundane

A muddy mundane Monday! Just another mundane muddy footprint you might think but to me it represents two important things: It's rained enough to make it muddy and I'm out running! Yep - I'm back out there running, putting one foot after another (although only one footprint is featured, rest assured I have another foot!) …

Weekly photo challenge: The hills are alive with optimism

Views over Tumbarumba

Optimism is the only way forward for our Tumbarumba Shire! This week's photo challenge is all about Optimism. This week show us something you’re optimistic about..... Our town maybe small but our Shire is huge in both area and spirit.  We have only a few short weeks to let the State politicians know that we do not …

iPhriday – spontaneity at its best

It's late on a Saturday afternoon when she asks the question - will we go?  He answers unhesitatingly - yes, why not? And so they go - they spend a few minutes packing an overnight bag of essentials, the bikes go onto the back of the car and within a few minutes they're off.  Accommodation is …

Mundane Monday Challenge – The view through the fence

Come look at the view through the fence.....what do you see? The paddock of dry yellowing grass is my everyday view and so could be seen as mundane, but I still get pleasure looking through the fence. So in some ways yes it is mundane but in other ways it is anything but mundane! Mundane Monday Challenge is hosted …

What do you do with your photos?

What you do with the photos you take?   I hope that's not too personal a question! This year I decided to make a photo book of all my Instagram photos taken throughout 2015. We use Blurb books to make our photo travel holiday books and we love having them to show friends and relatives.  I have also …

Weekly photo challenge: Alphabet fun

Having fun with letters of the alphabet and a light box! This week's photo challenge is all about the Alphabet and I've gone for a very literal take on the theme, which is most unlike me. This week, let the alphabet be your inspiration: find a string of letters..... I found my daughter's light box …

Boom netting fun!

Boom netting fun on Jervis Bay

Thrills! I'm not the sort of girl who enjoys theme park rides, I don't like heights and I don't like being scared but I do like an adventure with some thrills involved.  I once won the prize for being the slowest, most cautious person on a quad bike tour in the sand dunes and along …

Weekly photo challenge: Weightless in the sky

From the plane window

Gravity and weightlessness are things I just don't understand very well but I am left in awe of the end results. I took this photo from the window seat on a recent flight.  I love clouds and being above the clouds in a plane gives them a whole new perspective. I usually stand on the …

Mundane Monday Challenge – 2 favourites

Flying, reading and tea - three of my favourite things

Two of my favourite things are reading and drinking tea and here they both are! I like the simple crispness of this photo. It's an otherwise very ordinary photo but it appeals to me! Mundane Monday Challenge is hosted by PhoTrablogger on a Monday (funny that!).  There are always interesting links to other Mundane Monday posts to have …

Drum roll please…..and the winner is

I wasn't expecting that! No really! That was my most viewed post of 2015. I've been looking at my blog stats for 2015 and have been very surprised about what featured in my top 10 of posts viewed.  Posts on babies and weddings collected the top votes based on what the stats show with running not …

Weekly photo challenge: Circle the moon

Over Christmas we had the benefit, and the beauty, of the full moon rising.  We had a great viewing point from the deck of our holiday house and all oohed and aahed as the moon came up over the water.  The cloud that drifted across added an extra layer of beauty. These first two photos were taken …

What’s that in your back pocket?

Happy New Year to you all!!  I hope it's a good one for you. I'm now back from my little break from blogging and have many stories to tell and adventures to share. I also have lots of reading to catch up on so bear with me! But first things first...I went for my first …