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Weekly photo challenge: rule of thirds (or not?)

I don’t claim to be a photographer despite many of my posts using photos and my regular participation in The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenges.  I do have talented relatives who are acclaimed photographers and I am envious of their skills.  I only ever photograph things that take my fancy for one reason or another, like the subject, the light or the…

Oz Obituary

I don’t often get upset on my blog but I am at the moment.  Why you may ask? Colleen McCulloch, a brilliant Australian author, passed away on 29 January 2015, aged 77.  It’s sad enough when someone passes away but to make matters worse an Australian newspaper published an obituary that was absolutely dreadful.  My mother always taught me that if you can’t say…

Weekly photo challenge: New – 2015 is a blank canvas

A new year ahead with unlimited potential just like a blank canvas, not a cloud in sight, the sky is the limit… are there any other clichés I could have used for this photo? If you have any others just leave me a comment 🙂 This week’s weekly photo challenge is new. Possibility. Opportunity. Potential. As another year gets underway, let’s…

Life is better when you're laughing

Birthday thoughts

I’m officially another year older today. Funnily enough I don’t feel any older than I did yesterday! I have had the best day – presents, a day off work, a nice walk/run, a long lunch with 2 other birthday friends, our town’s Christmas street party and lots of lovely messages, hugs and kisses from friends and family. I’m definitely feeling the…

It’s not called the ‘silly season’ for nothing!

It’s now officially the silly season!  The person who coined this phrase was spot on (apparently it was first noted in 1861).  Ay my first event for the season, I looked around at all these normal, sensible people suddenly transformed by wearing silly hats, telling silly jokes from their bonbons and playing with silly plastic toys, also from said bonbons. …


I want to shake it up!

I’m letting you know that I’m participating in the Run Melbourne and will be proudly supporting The Shake It Up Australia Foundation to raise funds to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease, in this life time.

My sister and I have decided to run/walk in this event to raise awareness & funds for Parkinson’s Disease. We are like many others who have family members suffering and wish there was a solution to this insidious disease. We applaud all those working towards finding a cure and those who support the carers in so many ways. It’s the least we can do!

My training for the run in Melbourne is going slowly due to dreadful weather recently – think SNOW & RAIN – but I am committed to doing my best to support Shake it Up Australia Foundation. My parents visited last week and I saw first hand some of the issues my father has to deal with Parkinson’s Disease and also my mother as a carer. It’s very hard on both of them. I wish there was an instant cure.

Every day 30 people in Australia are diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and as many as 10% of these people are under the age of 40. This disease currently has no known cure, however through investment in research, targeted at finding a cure, Shake It Up Australia Foundation and their partner The Michael J Fox Foundation For Medical Research, offer hope.

Helping to find a cure for Parkinson’s is something very dear to my heart and I’d really appreciate your support to help me reach my fundraising goal for this great cause.

Here are some ways you can personally help me right now

  • Share my fundraising page with your friends and family

Thank you for your support!  



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