Beautiful Brisbane – Musings on a Monday

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings – a summary of things going on in my world and the world at large. Brisbane is a lot warmer than my hometown, where FYI they have just started lighting winter fires! It’s very humid here and although the locals think it’s a bit cool, I think it’s a very comfortable temperature in the…

Blogging challenge, flash fiction

The Girl in the black hood – #Writespiration

Writespiration – is a challenge courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less. It’s harder than it seems, I can assure you! This week the topic is to write about The Girl that wore the black hood. Here’s my offering: The Girl in the black…

Clouds, flying, travel

A feeling of security

Security  is the prompt for this week’s photo challenge and I’ve chosen to share a photo from the security of inside a plane. As I boarded the plane the other day, I was reminded that when flying we put our lives in the pilot’s hands. I really don’t know how planes stay up in the air but I somehow feel secure being…

Wordless Wednesday – 5 April 2017

Wordless Wednesday! This week I am sharing photos taken by my husband.  He took these photos on his last official training walk before he embarks on his 7th trek across the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea.  He is one of the 6 leaders taking 12 local high school students and they have been training for months for this trek.  He…

I admit to being confused

OK, I need some advice fellow bloggers….I’m feeling confused! In my recent dealings with lots of blogging groups, Facebook and on other social media platforms, I have read a variety of posts on the subject of, surprise, surprise…..blogging. Now I am not all that new to blogging, so I do have my own opinions and ideas.  I never push my…

Melbourne fun – Musings on a Monday

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings – a summary of things going on in my world and the world at large. Last week I mentioned Cyclone Debbie (quite a bit), well I’m pleased to say she is now an ex-tropical cyclone.  I’ll stop taking it personally now that I’m an ex! A few funfilled days: I had a fantastic visit to…

The Break – #Writespiration

Writespiration – is a challenge courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less. It’s harder than it seems, I can assure you! This week the topic is The Break. Here’s my offering: The Break Living in a small country town, A city break is invigorating.…

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park

Beautifully dense

Dense is the prompt for this week’s photo challenge.  Dense can mean many things and I am immediately drawn to think of texture, solid shapes and heaviness. So I have gone with the meaning of dense as ‘closely compacted in substance’ and am sharing some photos of some very special rocks from a visit to Australia’s Red Centre and Uluru. If…

Wordless Wednesday – 29 March 2017

Wordless Wednesday! Start with crabapples and end with crabapple (and cinnamon) jelly! I will admit to cutting up some of these crabapples but not to producing this magnificent coloured jam despite my name on the jar!  That honour goes to my friend Cathy who is a domestic goddess. Enjoy your Wednesday whatever you have planned! Debbie 🙂 PS. Feel free to…

Share Your World – March 27 2017

It’s time again for Cee’s Share Your World.  Share Your World (SYW) is all about having a safe place for everyone to answer random questions that Cee posts each week.  Here is the basic format. Answer four questions each week. Bonus Question is always the same “What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming…

Cyclone Debbie – Musings on a Monday

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings – a summary of things going on in my world and the world at large It’s Monday again (already?) here in the Land of Oz and my recent musings have been overshadowed by a few dreadful events.  There’s the headlines about Cyclone Debbie which is heading towards the North Queensland coast.  Thankfully I have…

Just another ordinary day or something a bit special?

Another ordinary day or a bit special?  Five thoughts: Receive notification from WordPress of 5 year anniversary of blogging!  Not too keen on joining the Social Saturday bike ride group due to feeling tired and weather is a bit overcast,  but go anyway.  End up riding nearly 17kms, including hills, with the group, and feel much better for it! Decide…

The Switch – #Writespiration

Writespiration – is a challenge courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less. This week Sacha has set the theme as The Switch. So here’s my story: Come in, come in, they chorus. Sit down, they say. Make yourself comfortable, they say. This won’t take…