Lunching with myself

Day 22's task for of the Zero to Hero challenge is to draft a post for (another) blogging event to see what other opportunities there are for writing, publishing, and getting to know people in the blogosphere. I had a look at all the events and challenges listed as suggested and decided that I liked the idea of …

A roundup of all my recent (for want of a better word) obsessions….

Let me set the scene for you...I'm still in bed, it's early Saturday morning in Australia (we're ahead of the game down here) and I'm checking in on the Zero to Hero challenge for Day 23.  We're to do a Friday roundup with links to posts on at least three other blogs, say why we love the posts …

Awards night!!

Since  I have been involved in the Zero to Hero 30 day challenge I have had a lovely time checking out lots of other blogs and learning loads from everything I read, as well as learning more about blogging in general. I'm trying to keep up with the blogging challenges as well as my 'real life' …

Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

While out cycling on the Great Victorian Rail Trail we came across the Cheviot Tunnel near Yea. A lovely ride on another Victorian rail trail. Couldn't resist putting this saying on the photo. *zero to hero challenge to use a different style of post. This is an aside post.

Reputation? Day 16 challenge…

Reputation is an interesting concept and something I feel I have little control over in some ways. Today's post is part of the the zero to hero 30 day blog challenge -  read more here.  We have to write a post from the prompt of what is our reputation, how we got it and do …

Haven from the heat

Reflections

29 degrees Celsius at 6am is an indication that the day will be another heatwave here in Melbourne. We are here for the Australian Open tennis read more here and I decided that Fitzroy Gardens would be a nice spot for my morning run/walk.  It was a delightfully cool, peaceful haven with green grass, sprinklers, shady …

Rising temperatures

It's a bit hot in Melbourne today, actually it's a very hot 43.3 degrees Celsius at this very moment. We have come down to Melbourne for a few days at the Australian Open tennis tournament and we're in the middle of a heat wave. We are now sitting in our apartment with the air conditioner …

Commenting in the blogosphere

I must say that I am enjoying my blogging experience. I have been reading some great posts lately and have actually been brave enough to make a few comments on some of these blogs.  This is relatively new for me as I have tended to stay in the background happy to read others' posts and just write …

You are the flip to my flop

Our wedding day

Understatement of the day coming up - Marriage is a real commitment. I was only 19 when we were married and this weekend we are celebrating our 34th anniversary.  I don't think I realised how big a commitment it was when I was married all those years ago.  I can't quite believe it's been that …

Body age as compared to real age

Just a quick note to say that I had a body evaluation done today and my 53 year old body is actually only 45 years old.  Gotta be happy with that 🙂 My visceral fat is well in the normal range and by losing a few more kilos I should reduce my % of body …

High five Wednesday!

Weigh-in Wednesdays can be a bit traumatic but I had a good feeling about this morning. I was up early as it was also my first day back at work after being on holidays for nearly two weeks.  I weighed myself before going out on my run and finally cracked my nemesis weight - only just …

Zero to Hero: Day 6 – Include a new element in a post

Today's challenge is to publish a post that includes a new element.  So it could be a post that includes something you haven't used before like a video clip, embed an Instagram photo, a tweet or anything new.  This was another good exercise.  So far I have learnt how to use widgets, changed my theme, introduced myself, …

Walks

I mixed it up a bit on Friday by going for a walk (and a little run) after dinner, in the fading light of the day. It was very peaceful and I must say that I enjoyed the change. I also did a bit of canoeing today which was fun. I hadn't been feeling too motivated …

Why a blog? Day 3 challenge

I have always loved writing and reading.  I think the reason why I started writing a blog is that I love writing down my thoughts.  I'm not that sure if anyone else is interested in reading them but I do like to share. I have always kept a diary I wrote each of my children the story about their …

Who am I really?

Debbie

Greetings.  I am embarking on the Zero to Hero: 30 days to a better blog challenge for the next month or so and have to write regularly, so I hope you all enjoy it. This will be an interesting challenge and one I am looking forward to (I think).  Today's challenge is to introduce myself …

I missed my hills….did I really say that?

I started the first day of 2014 with a run in the forest for an hour or so this morning, up and down the hills of my familiar forest tracks.  It was a bit cooler than usual and so the flies weren't such a problem and the cicadas were a bit quieter too.  It felt …

Last but by no means least….Eliza & I at 25

Eliza

Eliza, my baby, turned 25 earlier this year and is living in a Brisbane suburb with Shawn. They have been together for over three years and met at Tangalooma resort on Moreton Bay Island, where they were both working in 2010. She is living a very different life to me at 25. Eliza nearly wasn't …

Mum and me at 53!

Mother and daughter compare notes at the same age

At the age of 53 During Christmas celebrations a few years ago, I took some time to sit and compare notes with my mother - on our different lives at the age of 53. My mother was 75 at the time, but she's always looked years younger. I am selfishly hoping that she has passed …

5 good reasons to run early in the morning

Welcome to week 6! Monday mornings can be quite hard to get up & go running but I have managed to do it now for 6 weeks.  It's not pretty I can assure you!! This morning I realised that I actually love my 6.30am runs. Here are my top five reasons: 1. There are no …