Share Your World – January 30 2017

I'm enjoying participating in Cee's Share Your World.  It's a great way to join with other bloggers to share our worlds. This week's questions are: What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person? I am fortunate to have seen many incredible natural sights in the world but I'd have to say …

Memorable Monday

Today is a big day. I've decided it qualifies to be called Memorable Monday. Why? My husband turns 60 He officially finishes his 39 year teaching career today We had 2 of our 3 grown up daughters and his parents and his sister here to celebrate with him.  Our other daughter in UK phoned in …

Framed by the mirror – Weekly Photo Challenge

mirror on bike

Looking back at life through the mirror on my bike. It's not only a mirror, it's also a frame. Repurpose is the theme for this week's photo challenge.  Show us something that you’ve recycled or repurposed, or an object for which you’ve discovered a clever new use. For this challenge, show us something you’ve put to new …

Australia Day 2017

https://youtu.be/LX__i-zeaWs  Today is Australia Day (Thursday January 26) and every year an advertisement is made by Meat and Livestock Australia encouraging us to eat lamb.  They are often controversial adverts and this year's ad is no exception, with many  critics. What do you think of the advertisement? Do you think it's funny, insensitive, clever, inclusive, divisive..... I …

Share Your World – January 23 2017

I'm enjoying participating in Cee's Share Your World.  It's a great way to join with other bloggers to share our worlds. This week's questions are: Do you prefer juice or fruit? I like both, but at the moment I'm experimenting with  smoothies, so I am probably leaning more on the side of juice made of fruit! Did …

Not so manic Monday

Now that I'm not working anymore 🙂 Mondays don't have that awful Manic Monday feel to them - in fact every day is pretty cruisy. This morning I had an early morning walk booked in with a friend and this gorgeous view was on display from my front door. I love the layers of rippling red, …

Railway sheds along the Central Otago Rail Trail

A recent trip to New Zealand was fantastic for many reasons - the views, the countryside, the people, the cycling and the fun of being away on holiday with good friends! I also enjoyed taking photos of the many rail sheds and signs along the way as we cycled the Otago Rail Trail from Clyde …

Travel Blog: New Zealand #10 – Road trip, rocks and pennyfarthing fun

My last post had us leaving Dunedin on our way up the coast towards our eventual destination of Christchurch.  As we left Dunedin we checked out the steepest residential street in the world, Baldwin Street, and a lookout over the city.  At morning tea time we made an impromptu stop at Waitati, visiting a gallery and made …

Graceful Giraffes – Weekly Photo Challenge

Graceful: having or showing grace or elegance. Ben says, Gracefulness is a tricky quality — it manifests itself as an effortless, subtle harmony between a subject and its environment. For this week’s challenge, share something that says “graceful” to you. Giraffes say elegance and gracefulness to me, they have such long slender necks and legs yet they …

#FridayBookShare – Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms

#FridayBookShare is an excellent way for book lovers (like myself) to share what we're all reading.  It was created by Shelley Wilson and follows a set of questions, with the first letter of each spelling out the word Friday.  Then, as it's posted on a Friday, it's known as Friday Book Share. As I'm an avid reader I'm …

Thursday Doors – 19 January 2017

The horse float door I spotted this door while out walking recently.  Our little town (Tumbarumba) is quite a horsey place and at the time there was a week long pony club camp happening with youngsters and horses everywhere.  It's usually a stinking hot week and this year was no exception! The camp culminates in …

Share Your World – January 16 2017

Fish Tail in Annapurna

I'm enjoying participating in Cee's Share Your World with my first post last week January 9. It's a great way to join with other bloggers to share our worlds and meet lots of other bloggers. This week's questions are: Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? I presume this is talking about …

Girls just wanna have fun!

Underwater smiles

On the subject of FUN: This video shows my daughters and I racing at a trampoline park while on holidays over Christmas. We're not at all competitive! I'm the little one in black just in case you can't pick me!  One daughter yells out 'I've won' as she throws herself into the airbags, one does …

MOB#2 update

Greetings fellow bloggers!  You may not know but my MOB status has been restored with baby daughter's wedding planned for October 2017  - in Fiji!   I've been told (by guess who?) that I've been very slack in keeping everyone up to date with news of this happy event. Hence this  post!! In my last post, The MOB …

Ambience on a summer morning – Weekly Photo Challenge

Tumbarumba Creekscape

Ambience: the character and atmosphere of a place I love this view of what's known in our little town as 'The Creekscape'.  I think it shows character and atmosphere very well.  It also gave my mood an uplift! I took this photo while out on my early morning walk the other day.  The days have been …

#FridayBookShare – The Good People

#FridayBookShare is an excellent way for book lovers to share what we're all reading.  It was created by Shelley Wilson and follows a set of questions, with the first letter of each spelling out the word Friday.  Then, as it's posted on a Friday, it's known as Friday Book Share. As I'm an avid reader I'm thrilled to …

Throwback Thursday – 12 January 2017

family photo on our wedding day

Throwback Thursday today features a wedding party in 1980, a bright-eyed bride and groom and their happy parents. Oh wait - that's me and my husband, the Mathematician! Today is our 37th wedding anniversary and it happens to be a Thursday - very appropriate then to share this photo for Throwback Thursday. I have been …