#FridayBookShare – The Passage by Justin Cronin

#FridayBookShare is an excellent idea created by Shelley Wilson.  I love reading so I'm thrilled to have found Friday Book Share! The instructions are - Here's my #3 post:  The Passage (book 1 of trilogy) by Justin Cronin First line: Before she became the Girl from Nowhere - the One Who Walked In, the First and Last …

Wordless Wednesday – demise of the bendy tree

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday  On this very spot used to stand my favourite tree, 'bendy tree' which I would silently greet every time I went out for a walk.  Today on my walk this pile of newly harvested trees was in its place.  The thing is that my bendy tree was a gum tree, not a pine …

Magnetic poem #3 – Longing for summer

I am just about over the coldest wettest winter in years and the seemingly constant spring showers.  I know this statement could be classed as blasphemous in some areas and I apologise for being so heartless. But I'm longing for some real warmth, some bright sunshine, some lightness - so when I saw the collection …

The quest for a rail trail – Weekly Photo Challenge

I have always been a bike rider.  One of the best memories from my childhood involved us getting new bikes one year for Christmas. We have a family photo somewhere of the three of us kids standing proudly displaying our new bikes and smiling so broadly - we realised how lucky we were. We were always out …

#FridayBookShare – Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

#FridayBookShare ~ an excellent idea created by Shelley Wilson.  With the weekend approaching it’s the perfect time to seek out new books to read, so Shelley created Friday Book Share to help search for that ideal read. I love reading so I'm thrilled to have found Friday Book Share! The instructions for Friday Book Share are - Here's …

iPhriday – school’s out

It's iPhriday - school's out School's out, with holidays for some. Perhaps a longer break for this teacher bringing an amazing career to an end. Over 39 years of caring and hard work Who knows what lies ahead? It's always good to see the photos of the first day of school, so I thought I'd document the …

Thursday Doors – September 22 2016

I spotted this door when I was out walking while on holidays recently and immediately thought of posting  it for Thursday Doors.   I think that says something about how blogging gets into your being!!  I have often looked at other bloggers posting about doors but I'm pretty sure this is my first post, apart …

Magnetic poem #2 – The waterfall

Water tumbling down near Tumbarumba at Paddy's River Falls

Today's poem was inspired by a magnificent waterfall, Paddy's River Falls, which is very close to our little town of Tumbarumba (in New South Wales, Australia). I've matched my waterfall poem with some photos and video just so you can share my delight. My sister and her husband came for a visit over the weekend, on a …

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My sister likes to write stories from our childhood, this one just happens to involve me as an axe wielding big sister!
Enjoy – please note that I have apologised profusely over the years!

Musings from the cold

This is Debbie, my big sister. She doesn’t look much like an axe murderer (mostly because she isn’t) but she did come close a number of years ago.

She looks innocent enough now! She looks innocent enough now!

When I say ‘a number of years’ I’m talking about the late 1960s, so really, quite a long time ago now, when neither of us had yet reached the age of ten.

Our parents had bought a block of land on which to build a house. Dad decided that it would be quite fun to clear the block himself and so after work (for him, school for us) and on the weekends we’d head up to the block and he’d dig up trees and rocks and such like.

As Dad wielded an axe, Debbie, in a moment of father-emulation, took up the tomahawk.

Sharon, said she, hold that rock while I chop it. She knew how this worked…

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#FridayBookShare – Salvation Creek Susan Duncan

I love reading so I'm thrilled to have found Friday Book Share! I am entering for the first time and look forward to reading many other posts and getting some ideas of books to read.  I have a page on my blog that lists all the books I read throughout the year.   I started it in …

Today I’m a radical!

I wouldn't have thought I was a radical but recent events have made me question myself. I will admit that I'm passionate, I'm excitable, I'm enthusiastic, I'm a fighter and I'm determined. Today I'm also adding the word radical to that description as I'm taking industrial action and am on strike for 24 hours due to …

Magnetic poem #1

I found this magnetic poetry challenge on the home of the elusive trope's  Specks and Fragments blog and promptly read the guidelines  as it intrigued me.  I discovered that it was quite an addictive and fun way to while away a few hours on a Sunday evening. What's it about? It's a fun activity where you …

Wordless Wednesday – what am I?

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday  Although it is supposed to be wordless and all about the photo today, I must tell you about this photo.  Although it looks, to me anyway, like a photo of a horse's eye, it is actually a hole in a timber table. We were celebrating Father's Day at a local vineyard and …

Mirror, mirror on the wall – Weekly Photo Challenge

elevator, lift, reflection, mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall... I knew this photo would come in handy one day!!  I was in the lift in a Sydney hotel recently after completing an early morning walk around the city. I looked up and this was what I saw - reflections stretching into infinity.  I love the light, the reflection and …

Fallen

My walk today was more like an Olympic obstacle event.  I was entered into the steeplechase, hurdles, running and the walking events.  Not quite a pentathlon. We have had so much rain lately that everywhere I walked there were trees down across the tracks and muddy puddles to negotiate. I had to problem solve every few …

Throwback Thursday 

I was recently nominated on Facebook to post a photo of myself from more than 15 years ago, every day for 5 days. This had me flipping through old albums and enjoying a trip down memory lane. It's great to go back in time!  I thought I'd share my five photos here with you all for …