Making the days count #SundayStills

All About Numbers

We are currently away from home on a ‘holiday’ and I’m taking a ‘sort of break’ from all things blogging* (see note below) …but as I’m married to the Mathematician, I couldn’t let this #SundayStills prompt go by!

We have a lot of numbers in our lives and understand that without numbers our lives would be meaningless (according to someone in our family – guess who?).

I have written about numbers a few times before here, here, here and here 🙂

Numbers
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Road Trippin’

A few of my observations that involve numbers from along the way:

  • Our road trip has taken us through 3 states of Australia – NSW, ACT and finally into Queensland where the sun is shining and it’s warm!
  • We had a fun 6 hours with our daughter and 2 grandchildren in Canberra – a mere 3 hours drive to get started – before setting off on the main part of our drive.
playing with grandkids
playing with grandkids
  • We have driven a total of 1563 kilometres – I kept a tally for this post 🙂
  • The temperature when we drove away was about 5 degrees Celsius and snow fell the next day – not a lot of snow, but it does tell you something about how cold it was!
  • We stopped at Glen Innes in Northern NSW for 2 nights with my sister-in-law and went to see the Standing Stones (again), always an interesting place to visit, although the wind chill factor was freezing! I took this photo below but added a cool night sky filter to it.
Standing stones at Glen Innes NSW
Standing stones at Glen Innes NSW

This stone circle is unique in the southern hemisphere. Each of the 38 megaliths forming the Standing Stones array, stands 3.5 metres high

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  • In Queensland it’s also winter but a very different winter – the temperature ranges from low to mid 20s, which means snow is not on the radar up here. The locals tell me it’s a tad cold at the moment and I just laugh at them! I am in shorts and t-shirts, where just a few days ago I was dressed in many layers with my beanie, gloves and scarf completing my look. I have to say it is SO nice to feel the warmth!
Margate beach Qld
Margate beach Qld
  • The cost of petrol has been up and down with the top price we paid being $2.19 per litre.
  • We went for a bike ride today along the beach – ahhh bliss! – and there were a number of dogs out and about. I admit to being a bit scared of dogs when I’m on the bike but thankfully all was well.
bike riders
bike riders
  • There were LOTS of people out walking, riding and scootering along the path but we all managed to manoeuvre safely and pleasantly.
  • We saw a number of colourful kite surfers bouncing over the waves.
kite surfer
kite surfer
  • Many of the beaches of Moreton Bay still show damage from the recent wild weather up this way.
beach driftwood
beach driftwood
  • We’ve been to the park with lots of time on the swings, thrown lots of rocks and sticks into the creek and played with lots of cars and trucks!
  • I’m looking forward to spending many more days with my daughter’s family especially my 2-year-old grandson Patrick.
on the swings
on the swings

I’m also counting down to my visit to England in a few months time to see my eldest daughter’s family and Dottie who turns 3 – using an app to help me.

counting down
counting down

Don’t count the days, make the days count.

Muhammad Ali

I know this quote sort of goes against what I’m doing by counting down the days until our trip, but I always think anticipation is one of the best parts of travelling. In the meantime however I will enjoy the days with my Queensland family, celebrating our daughter’s birthday next week with her in person and of course enjoy that all important warmth while I can.

Sunday Stills Photo Challenge

Terri, from Second Wind Leisure, hosts Sunday Stills photo challenge, with the prompt this week being ‘All About Numbers’. You can read Terri’s post here It’s a Numbers Game. Feel free to join in, it’s a fun challenge open to everyone!

I’ve enjoyed sharing my take on numbers, how about you?

Have a great week!

Deb x

* I know I said I was on a sort of blogging break, but I also know that I can’t stop myself from checking in, commenting, responding to comments and posting if I have something to share – so let’s just see how I go – before making any further grand statements!

All my Sunday Stills posts can be found here – I’ve been doing these for quite some time now!

Also joining Marsha for her Writers Quote Wednesday

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34 Replies to “Making the days count #SundayStills”

  1. How in the world is Dottie almost 3?? What an angel. As are all of your grands. Love the tiny one on the tiny bicycle. And the picture with Patrick on the swings. Precious, precious babies. And you are making such wonderful memories with them.

    Glad for the warm weather and time along the beach. I am hoping to get a few days at the beach this summer.

    Enjoyed this numbers post. I am hoping to gradually get back to blogging some and back to sharing photos. Need to come up with something for the numbers prompt myself.

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    1. I know Leslie, I find it hard to believe she’s turning 3 as well! I hope all your little ones are doing well, they are so cute and you have a lovely relationship with them all.
      I always enjoy your posts but get that it can be hard to find the time with everything else you’ve got going on xx

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  2. I don’t know where to start. You are all about travel, and you went from extreme cold to sunny and warm in one trip (a packing nightmare!) LOL I love your family pictures, and like many of your readers loved the rocks, too. They remind me of Stone Henge. Is there something like it on every continent? Thanks for joining WQW this week. This was such a fun post. 🙂

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      1. I love traveling by car for that reason. A few years ago I traveled to see 3 places in three weeks all by plane. The first week was freezing weather with my husband, then I flew to Florida where the temperatures were summery, and finally to springtime in the Northeast. Several kinds of coats, long pants, sweat pants and shorts. 🙂 Crazy but so much fun.

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    1. It’s 2 little grandchildren climbing over their grandfather – lots of legs flying! There are lots of toys on the floor but not a huge mess.

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  3. I’m so glad you could wow us with your use of numbers, Debbie, in images and dates, and measurements! You are blessed with a wonderful family and I’m excited to read that you can spend time with them and also counting down to your next visit! I guess fuel is high in price all over the world, so sad. We have a road trip planned and we have been playing with numbers for all the really high gas costs we’ll see in California! Enjoy the warmth as long as possible. Still cool and rainy here, oh well!

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    1. Thanks Terri, it was a very timely prompt for me and I enjoyed sharing some travel snippets this way. I think we are all in for a shock with fuel prices. I am loving the warmth as it’s snowing at home!

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  4. Love the way you incorporate facts and figures into a blog post and make it so fun and informative. Lucky you being up in the warmth. Enjoy it all Deb. I’ve missed your posts! 😊

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  5. What great holiday photos. I loved those standing stones at Glen Innes – I’ve visited quite a few overseas, but thought it was such a great tribute to our ancestors. Toni x

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    1. Thanks Toni, it’s always interesting to see things like the standing stones in different environments isn’t it? The holiday snaps are fun to look back on and we are really appreciating the warmth up here.

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  6. I had no idea auz had standing stones. Will add them to the next trip itinerary. Super cool edit by the way. I’m chuckling about your “cold” to warm concept. Enjoy that family time because you can COUNT on love! Bernie

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    1. Thanks Bernie, the standing stones are part of a Celtic group up north.They have annual festivals and really get into it. The ‘cold to warm’ is a real thing I can assure you! Family time is wonderful 🙂

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    1. Thanks Yvette, it all fits in with numbers for Terri’s prompt this week and I had fun collating my list of numbers and photos to match. I love the swing photo too and had fun playing around with the standing stones. Great to have your thoughts.

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      1. Hi – yes – I knew it was connecting to the Sunday stills theme! 😊
        And also love that we need to post when inspired to – even if trying to take a break – last fall I started a break and then had to join in a challenge (because I had something to say and needed to get a post in) and glad i yielded rather than had a rigid stance (even tho there are times I fast from
        Blogging just to make sure I am not swallowed up in the blog vortex — hahaha
        🍥🌪

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  7. Welcome to Queensland – it is a bit chilly here at the moment but at least the sun is out! Enjoy your family time. Love your photos as always x

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