Category: summer

Tumbafest – Musings on a Monday

Welcome to Tumbafest 2017!  What you’ve never heard of Tumbafest???  Well read on dear friends….. I have compiled a rough step by step guide to enjoying yourself at this wonderful weekend festival of  music, food and wine in our little town of Tumbarumba, nestled in the hills of southern NSW Australia. Step 1: Find out everything you can about the…

A hammock and a tree – Weekly Photo Challenge

How does a hot summer’s day, a hammock and a large tree sound?  Relaxing, peaceful, delightful and comfy! This combination, to me, is a great match and fits the theme for this week’s photo challenge perfectly 🙂 A good match  – This week, share a photo of a satisfying pairing from your own life…. You can mix and match places, people, objects,…

Thursday Doors – 2 February 2017

Welcome to the Sir George in Jugiong Come on in…. We were travelling down the highway on a hot summer’s day and decided to stop for refreshments in a little town just minutes off the main road, but alas our usual eatery was closed on Tuesdays!  What to do? Well, we walked further up the road and discovered the Sir George,…

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…

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…

Resilience wears a gold bikini – Weekly Photo Challenge

Happy New Year greetings to one and all! This week’s photo challenge is all about being resilient and Ben asks us to share a photo of something that has endured. This week, share a photo of something that says “resilient” to you. It could be a local landmark that has survived through the decades (or centuries), or a portrait of a…

Bring on 2017 – Weekly Photo Challenge

Oh. My. Goodness. This week’s photo challenge is all about New Horizons.  It’s something that’s been on my mind for quite some time and here it is as the prompt for this week’s challenge! This week, we’re challenging you to think ahead and show your work in a representative photo. If you set New Year’s resolutions, give them some thought…

Relax and unwind – Weekly Photo Challenge

This sunset! Relax is the prompt for this week’s photo challenge.  As Hakan B says: Life can be stressful. Work commitments, family trouble, financial obligations: the list goes on. And sometimes, it can all get a little too overwhelming. That’s why it’s so important to make time to just relax. Whether through meditation, a quiet walk, a day at the beach,…

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #4 – Life

  I’m happy to present my latest poem for this week’s Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge, joining in with others at Specks and Fragments.   This link will take you to a weekly wrap-up of all contributors – there are some very talented people out there!! I was born to explore this magic universe to devour life never let work make you a prisoner…

Magnetic poem #3 – Longing for summer

I am just about over the coldest wettest winter in years and the seemingly constant spring showers.  I know this statement could be classed as blasphemous in some areas and I apologise for being so heartless. But I’m longing for some real warmth, some bright sunshine, some lightness – so when I saw the collection of words for today’s poem, it…

Weekly photo challenge: The state of my mind

A picture which shows my State of Mind…as in all over the place! What another great theme for this week’s photo challenge! This week, let your inner world and the outside one converge in a photo. As I left on a big jet plane after spending a lovely week with my daughter, I snapped this shot of the bright lights below us.…