Lavender cocktail

A busy bee working hard for a lavender cocktail. Bees are tiny in comparison to other things in the garden but they play a very important role in the environment. Where would we be without bees? Debbie 🙂 (My name means busy bee!)

Finding Zen in gardening and poetry

Finding Zen in gardening and poetry A while ago, I was inspired to plant some bright colourful flowers in my sunroom/conservatory/hothouse/she-shed/glasshouse/orangery - call it what you will - and I marvelled at the peace that one gets when digging, planting and creating something new. It's a kind of zen feeling isn't it? Maybe I should …

Sparkle and Shine – Weekly Photo Challenge

Shiny rain drops

In every person there is a sun.  Just let them shine. Socrates Shine is the prompt for this week's photo challenge and Nancy Thanki asks us to share a photo with a sparkly shine. Has the sunshine or any other light source caused you to stop because it’s highlighting something you didn’t notice before? On a rare sunny day, …

Tulip Tuesday

Beautiful and delicate, these are among my favourite flowers in the garden at the moment.  Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?  Mary Oliver Enjoy your day! Deb x

A trusty network

The Trust inherent in a ballet production is an amazing thing to see in action.  I can't remember when I last went to the ballet. Our Bookclub has wanted to go on a significant outing for years and on the weekend we finally made it happen.  Cue much excitement!! We had tickets to see the Australian …

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #6 – Time

my poem about time

Here's my latest poem for this week's Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge, joining in with others at Specks and Fragments.   Sweet friend of time No need to be frantic Dream soar play love life and watch over me This week I had fun using the Original magnetic poetry kit. I try to use different sets each week as it …

Keeping it local – Weekly Photo Challenge

Blue and green

Local = Put your money where your house is Local is the prompt for this week's photo challenge and Jen H asks us to share what “local” means to us, and show where our heart is. “Home” is more than where we sleep at night. It is a place that is familiar and comforting, and it gives us …

#FridayBookShare – Truly Madly Guilty

#FridayBookShare is an excellent idea, created by Shelley Wilson, in search of the ideal author/novel. I love reading so I'm thrilled to have found Friday Book Share - here's my latest post, Liane Moriarty's Truly Madly Guilty. The instructions are quite simple- Here's my #4 post:  Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty First line: "This is a story that …

A sad day

Today is Stephanie Scott’s 28th birthday and her mother asked us all to join the family by stopping for a cup of tea and a mint slice (her favourite biscuit) at 3pm today. My workplace stopped to honour and remember Stephanie, it was a sombre tea break to say the least.

I’m pleased to say that most shops sold out of mint slices today as people heeded a mother’s simple request. At the end of the day I was able to come home knowing my three daughters are all safe and happy living their lives to the fullest. I have a 28 year old planning her wedding and another daughter was married late last year so this hit me very hard. I can only wish her family and her fiancee peace and the strength to continue on.

Her body was found on the day of her wedding and her killer was convicted to a life sentence just days before her 28th birthday. How sad!

As I said in my original post ‘Rest in Peace Stephanie’.

Deb's World

Today should have been the happiest day of their lives but it was the saddest day of all.

You may have heard of this but just in case you haven’t…..

A young teacher went into her school last weekend to complete work for while she was to be away on her honeymoon. She was due to be married within days. She was never seen again by her fiancée, her family or her friends. A massive search was undertaken.

What is thought to be her remains were found today, the day she was to be married to her childhood sweetheart. It is alleged that she was murdered by a cleaner at the school.

As the mother of a bride to be, I can’t begin to imagine how her fiancée and her family are coping with this awful tragedy. With everything ready for the wedding and guests arriving, the sadness would be…

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Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #5 – Awesome

I'm happy to present my latest poem for this week's Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge, joining in with others at Specks and Fragments.   This week I have had fun using the Geek magnetic poetry kit to create this little gem! Go ahead, click the link and start creating for yourself, it doesn't cost anything but be aware …

H2O experiment – Weekly Photo Challenge

Water, water everywhere. I have had just about enough of water, as I have mentioned in my last few posts. I don't mean to whinge but it has been a very wet spring with our annual rainfall usually 985mm a year. So far this year we are already well over 1200mm with almost 3 months of the year …

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