Partners in crime

partners in crime, now out of a job

These lovely people are just some of my partners in crime! I have worked with many of these good people for well over 10 years, (I'm the one on the far left of the photo). I have been in this workplace for over 20 years and their Manager for all of this time.  In all …

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: The morning after

Happily ever after....the day after my daughter's wedding looked a bit like this... I couldn't sleep in despite the huge day we'd had, so I got up and wandered around the marquee picking up bottles, collecting glasses, enjoying the presence of the wild brumbies and kangaroos, not to mention the shaft of early morning light. …

Wordless Wednesday 22/6/16 – a bendy tree

curvy tree

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday  Photo taken with my trusty iPhone 6S while out for a run.  I see this tree every time I go out for a walk or a run and  I always smile to myself.  I love the way this tree stands on its own and the slight bend half way up! Debbie  

Contemplation – Week 14: Challenges

Run quote

Hello! I really enjoy Desleyjane's weekly contemplation posts as they make me think about things - which I suppose is what contemplation is all about!  Each week desleyjane gives us a prompt from her journal and this week it is: What challenge did you overcome today? I admit to feeling very challenged lately, about all …

Sweet curves

Baby

The sweet curve of a baby's cheek, not to mention those curvy eyelashes! This little cutie belongs to friends and she was quite relaxed lying in my husband's arms. I just love the softness, innocence and trust that exudes from her and I can't help but be inspired with hope for the future. She has …

iPhriday – A capital idea

Canberra

It's Phriday - in the capital We were in Canberra earlier in the week, with my daughter, son in law and some friends from the UK, and we went for a walk up Mt Ainslie.  It was the first time we've walked up Mt Ainslie and considering we've visited Canberra many times, and like walking, I …

Openhearted

open hearted

This is me being openhearted just for Hugh's photo challenge.  This week the theme is open.  I was visiting friends in Sweden a few years ago and this gorgeous heart structure was an unexpected find.  Apparently many people get married or renew their vows on the beach nearby - it really was a lovely thing to come …

Wordless Wednesday 15/6/16

Touchdown

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday  And we're down!  I caught this moment as the wheels touched down - and no I wasn't hanging out of the plane - I just had a good view of the landing gear! Photo taken with my trusty iPhone 6S from a window seat on a flight from Wagga Wagga to …

Contemplation – Week 13: Mood

Hello readers I have to say that I've had the nicest weekend!  It helps that today was a Public Holiday for the Queen's birthday (thanks Queenie) and it also helps that we went away for the weekend and had some fun. I must admit that it was with surprise I saw Desleyjane's contemplation post pop …

Mundane Monday – texture and colour

Facade

Colourful building facade  Adding a bit of colour to your  Monday so that it's not too mundane.  It's a public holiday for most of Australia today, thanks to the Queen's birthday celebrations,  so it's definitely a great way to start the week. This building is in Canberra and the size of this facade was really …

Pure Decadence

Pretty Breakfast

Pure decadence!  This is my second response to the weekly photo challenge prompt of Pure. A yummy way to start the day! “Pure” can convey wholesomeness, something undiluted, or simplicity. This was definitely not wholesome or simple but it was very decadent and delicious. It was also very pretty! Deb 🙂 My other post for …

Pure Sydney

Opera House

There's no denying that Sydney is a beautiful city. It isn't just about its location on the glorious harbour but also the history, the amazing engineering and the pure beauty of the city that captures the attention of locals and visitors alike. Pure joy, pure genius, pure beauty! There is much more to Sydney than …

iPhriday – Winter has arrived

Winter tree

It's Phriday - winter is here! Last week I enjoyed a few quiet days at home and the weather was just perfect for it. It was foggy, wet, cold, miserable and grey and I loved it! I lay in front of the fire, I read a book, I went sploshing in the rain, I watched …

Vintage themed party

Outfit

Hugh's photo challenge this week is about all things vintage. I was immediately reminded of my daughter's Vintage themed 30th birthday party a few years ago. I made the decision to attend the bash which meant travelling halfway around the world from Australia to England all by myself. It was the right decision. I had an amazing …

Numbers are taking over my world

Steep ride in Croatia

I feel like numbers are taking over my world one at a time! Ages, kilograms, kilometres, running, pace, distance, calories in, calories out, training, time, fitbit, clock, alarms, birthdays, passwords, logins, phone numbers, money, stats, notifications on my social media accounts, views of my blog, months of work left before I'm offered a redundancy, number …

iPhriday – raindrops

Rain drop in puddle

It's Phriday - raindrops keep falling! Do you like the feel of rain on your face? I enjoyed a walk in gentle rain this morning and have to say how nice it was to have liquid on my face which wasn't coming from an orifice on my face, namely my left eye which has been …

Education beats crime every day

Education beats crime

The importance of Education in jails I know I've mentioned it before on my blog (Not a good week, Wednesday 11/5/16, and this BuzzFeed interview) but I thought I'd share my latest foray into speaking out about this very important issue.  I was interviewed by a local TV station during the week and I don't know about you but I …