Category: Rotary Youth Exchange

Smiles of Rotary Youth Exchange Students

Worth a Word Wednesday: Smiles

 Wordless Wednesday – has now been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I can’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 These girls are part of a group of Rotary Exchange Students who are spending a year in Australia. They are away from their friends and family, out of their comfort zone, learning to speak a new language and…

We are all Wonder Women

A Wonder Woman week – Musings on Monday 19 June 2017

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings   A wonderful week end with Wonder Woman: I haven’t managed to write a Musings on Monday post for a few weeks as I’ve been away, but you can read all about our trip to Tasmania in my recent posts if you’re so inclined.  I still have a few to update! I have been busy…

Why you should take your phone with you EVERYWHERE!

Why you should take your phone with you everywhere. This is a cautionary and true story. Over the weekend I had a strangely familiar sensation. I was locked in. Again. In December 2014 I found myself locked in a stairwell in a shopping centre at 4 am and it was not fun!  Luckily I had my phone with me and…

Weekly photo challenge: Time after time

Time after time The sun rises, the sun sets The ocean rolls on Driftwood finds its way onto the beach And photo opportunities present themselves. For this week’s photo challenge we are asked to think about time and portray it photographically. These photos were taken while I was on the beach, at sunrise, with a group of Rotary Youth Exchange…

Every day is an adventure – 77/365

To travel is to live These kids are true adventurers as they have left their homes, families and friends to spend  an entire year in another country. They are newly arrived Rotary Youth Exchange students ready to make their home here in District 9710 Australia. Training weekends like this one  are held throughout the year allowing the students to get…

Sydney Harbour bridge climb

Every day is an adventure – 53/365

Now that was an adventure! An adventure from a while ago I’ll admit, but oh what an adventure it was!  If you know anything about me (It’s all about me) I hate heights,  edges and being out of control basically. Can you see me gripping onto the rail in  front of me despite being connected, I wasn’t letting go for anything!…

Weekly photo challenge: Enveloped – 2 examples

When I saw the prompt of Enveloped for this week’s photo challenge I knew what I wanted to write about. But how to find a photo to show this?  I then looked out the window and saw the sea of fog rising out of the valley below and decided to use this photo! Enveloped is to surround completely, to enclose, to wrap, to…

open hearted

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Heartfelt) Symmetry (on Valentine’s day)

Just to be up front about it….we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day.  There I’ve said it!! I figure that we’ve been married for over 35 years so everyday should be Valentine’s Day, not saying that it is, just that it should be! For this weekend’s photo challenge theme of Symmetry, I remembered a photo of a heart made of vines that I’d…

10 seconds on a Friday – 5 seconds just didn’t cover this week!

Even by my standards the past week has been HUGE so I have changed the rules and will wrap up the week that was in 100 words instead of the usual 50 – it’s my page so I can change the rules if I want to!!

Here’s my other Friday posts.

Ready, set, GO!!

Youth exchange pre-convention – Passion, enthusiasm

Harbour dinner cruise, Vivid Sydney

Opening ceremony twice

Olympic flame lit

Buzz on train, singing carriages, fun, laughter

End polio walk

Mr Toilet, Tommy Spaulding, Diabetes & UN

Brett Lee, Mewsic

Packing food to Stop Hunger Now

Women in Rotary, Social media, ROSNF

Morning walk, historical houses, beautiful water views

Walk, run, walk

Himalayan dinner, all day breakfast at Verona

Free ferries, trains, buses

Smiles, new friends, talk

International atmosphere

Part of something huge – action, leadership, future

Volunteers in service

Relevance of Rotary?

Closing ceremony, Ten Tenors, Marina Prior, bush dance

Soaked in storm


Strangers are just friends you haven’t met yet

A funny thing happened on the train today….I was on my way back to Central after attending the first day of the Youth Exchange pre convention meetings at Olympic Park at the 2014 Rotary International Convention in Sydney.  The train was full of Rotarians, youthful Rotaractors and exchange students, when a happy bunch came in, saw my name badge and…

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