Month: January 2017

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  my favourite place has been…

mirror on bike

Framed by the mirror – Weekly Photo Challenge

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 use. I took this photo…

Australia Day 2017

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 have my own thoughts but I’d…

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 you grow up in a…

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 to Middlemarch.  Here’s a collection…

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 a very  surprising find.  A…

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 seem to move so effortlessly…

#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 thrilled to have found Friday…

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 a parade down the main…

Share Your World – January 16 2017

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 wardrobe or cupboard doors.  I…