Meeting a blogging friend for real!

Hanging out in Melbourne with blogging buddy Desley!

I have followed Desleyjanes's blog , Musings of a frequently flying scientist, for ages - I've  admired her beautiful photos, her creativity, I've loved her stories, enjoyed her posts about Gidget her dog,  felt her initial pain when she moved from her family in Brisbane to Melbourne, smiled to myself when she started feeling settled in …

Run Melbourne 2016

Well I did it!  Despite my dire prediction in my Run Melbourne post a few weeks ago,  I actually ran in this 5km event!  I don't know how I did it but I ran, I walked, I felt good, I ran some more and I really enjoyed myself. I had hardly walked , let alone run, for …

The cherry on top was missing – Weekly Photo Challenge

Cherry on top? Unfortunately there were no cherries available. This week's photo challenge is all about finding a photo that shows the cherry on top, the icing on the cake, the detail that makes a good experience a truly transcendent one. This week, share an image of a finishing touch from your own life, a photo of …

Shock and grief – two years on

Cliff, Carol and Grant

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die  I wrote this piece two years ago but it is still so relevant that I can't think of any reason to change a thing.  We all miss Cliff and there are still times I forget that he's not here anymore.   One thing I …

Mammogram titbits

I'm a little teapot

Today was Mammogram Day They come around very quickly at every two years and I can't say I get overly excited when I receive the reminder to make the next appointment. I wrote a post after having my second mammogram two years ago Ouch multiplied by a million and have copied some of that post here …

It’s all in the detail – Weekly Photo Challenge

Details get me all the time. This week's photo challenge is all about  Details. Jen H has posted the most the most gorgeous macro photo of dewdrops on dandelion seeds as an example of what she means by looking at 'details'.   She is enamored with nature. As she says "I love the exotic and the …

iPhriday – fun on the tractor

It's Phriday - tractor fun After a busy week at work and weeks of wet, cold days complete with snow (see my Wordless Wednesday post if you don't believe me) it was nice to come home today to a sunny, but still chilly, afternoon. My husband has been on school holidays, working on jobs around the …

Run Melbourne

The Run Melbourne event and I don’t have a good history.  I first entered the event in 2014 and was excited as I’d been in training for many months.  I raised funds beforehand for Parkinson's Disease as my father suffers from this insidious disease and was proud to help out in this way. Tragically my …

Things are looking up – Weekly Photo Challenge

Looking up

Hey you - look up! I always enjoy visiting the city, the buildings seem to close in on us at times but it's always lovely to see the bright blue sky. I like to think that I'm a positive person and love to look up with wonder at the world above me wherever I am. When …

My dam runneth over

We have had so much rain lately we now have water views on our property!  This dam never holds much water and even when it does fill up it doesn't stay around for very long as the water just drains away. It's a great sight to see! Life has been a bit difficult lately as …