Getting excited for New Zealand

Clouds while flying

Can you believe I've been so busy and taken up with weddings, family issues and life in general that I haven't yet managed to start getting excited for our upcoming trip to New Zealand's North Island?? We only leave later this week, in 2 days time! I'm still in Brisbane as I write this, having …

Blogger’s Pit Stop #97

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Hello again, It's Friday again which means it's time to link up for the Blogger's Pit Stop #97! Come join in the fun by linking up a post or two and visiting other bloggers. You can add your links by clicking on the blue button down towards the bottom of the page below (on the left hand side). …

People of interest #1 – Meet Sharon

Sisters

I find it interesting to note that throughout my blogging career, I have been a guest poster on a few blogs (see list below) but to date the only person to ever guest post on my blog was my youngest daughter, who wrote this heartfelt piece without any direction:  To my mum My recent guest posts include these: …

Spring: Week 15 of 52 week photography project

Spring blossoms in the garden for week 15 of 52 week photography project

Welcome to Week  15 of our 52 week photography project where the theme was Spring for us and for our Northern Hemisphere participant - Autumn. My special photo shows some of the beautiful spring blossoms on a tree in our garden.  The soft colour of them had me entranced as I looked up through the canopy and …

Blogger’s Pit Stop #96

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Hello again, It's Friday again which means it's time to link up for the Blogger's Pit Stop! Come join in the fun by linking up a post or two and visiting other bloggers. You can add your links by clicking on the blue button down towards the bottom of the page below (on the left hand side). I …

52 week photography project – Week 14: Still life with food

Banana Crepe with side serve of a chocolate heart

Welcome to Week  14 of our 52 week photography project where the theme was Still life with food.  I'm not usually one of those people who take photos of food and if I do, I rarely share it. I think it's because I prefer to leave that sort of photo to the professionals who have all sorts …

Wordless Wednesday: Tulip time

Tulip centre in the spring garden for Wordless Wednesday

 Wordless Wednesday - also known as Worth a Word Wednesday I always enjoy spring time when my tulips appear every year without fail. I do nothing to encourage them, they just keep appearing. I love the pattern that appears when looking down into the centre of the flower and although this tulip has almost finished and …

Share Your World – 17 October 2017

In my happy place in Fiji

Hello! It's time to enjoy this fun, easy and relatively quick post where I get to share my answers to four random questions that Cee poses on her blog each week.  I haven't managed to join in for some time so it's nice to be back! Q: If you had to move to a country …

Blogger’s Pit Stop #95

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Here's something new for me!  I just hope Friday 13th isn't a bad omen! I'm joining in as a guest crew member on the Blogger's Pit Stop! I look forward to reading your posts and sharing the love around the blogosphere. Come join in the fun by inking up a post or two and visiting …

52 week photography project – Week 13: Self Portrait #2

Mother of the Bride take 2

Source: Week 13: Self portrait #2 Week  13 of our 52 week photography project had the theme of Self Portrait. We apparently will do a self portrait every few weeks and I've been assured it doesn't have to be an actual selfie, but a photo that says and shows something of ourselves. Our first week was also a …

Worth a Word Wednesday: A Fijian sunset

Sunset in Fiji

 Wordless Wednesday - also known as Worth a Word Wednesday Bula! Our final night in Fiji was bittersweet. The sunset on our final night in Fiji was spectacular, which sums up our whole trip really!! It was paradise.  The sunset was glorious but saying goodbye to our daughters was hard. We all live so far apart …

A sentence a day for September: a writing challenge

A different sort of green and gold flying over Wagga Wagga

 September - in a Sentence a Day I joined in with some wonderful bloggers for the Sentence a Day writing challenge for the month of June and July and August!  It's now time for September, how can it already be September? In the first week of the new month, a group of like-minded bloggers link …

52 week photography project – Week 12: The Kitchen

Kitchen shot from above

Source: Week 12: The Kitchen Week  12 of our 52 week photography project had the theme of The Kitchen. I don't think I've ever taken a photo of my kitchen before, so it just shows there's a first time for everything. We have a large kitchen which is part of our large sprawling open-plan house.  The house …