Month: September 2016

#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 and Only, who lived a…

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 tree, but it must have…

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 of words for today’s poem, it…

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 riding after that and had…

#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 my #2 post:  Rivers of…

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 last day as well. (Technically…

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 from one of my fave…

Magnetic poem #2 – The waterfall

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 spontaneous whim to leave the…

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Originally posted on 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! When I say ‘a number of years’ I’m talking about the late 1960s, so really, quite a long time ago…

#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 2014/2015 and enjoyed the process…

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 the NSW State Government deciding…

A whimsical edge – Weekly photo challenge

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you that I am scared of heights, hate edges and will often ‘freeze’ at the most inopportune moment. An edge, a precipice, a narrow ridge – these are all things I really don’t like. I hate being close to the edge, climbing over rocks, cliffs, drops, narrow paths that wind up and…