Tag: family

Magpie enjoying his afternoon tea, rather than swooping me in spring time

Why do magpies hate me?

Why oh why? Every year at about this time in Australia, Spring time, there are numerous stories in the media about the spate of magpies swooping on unsuspecting walkers, bike riders, runners – anyone they take exception to being in their territory as they protect their babies in the nest. They can do real damage by pecking people, drawing blood…

Mother of the Bride update for daughter's wedding in Fiji

Mother of the Bride update #4 – the final countdown

Welcome to the latest update from the Mother of the Bride! As I sit here writing this update, the song playing on my random rock selection is The Final Countdown – I kid you not! I was searching for how many days until the big day and that song comes on – how random!!!  (Followed closely by ACDC’s Thunderstruck…I could…

Early morning at the beach

Home and Away – Musings on Monday 3 July 2017

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings   A week of good weather and good times: As you may know from my recent posts, I have spent the last week with my mother in the north of our state where the weather was warm, especially when you remember that it’s winter time! We had a lovely week together just hanging out, visiting…

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A Good news week – Musings on Monday 26 June 2017

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings   A week of good news: In case you missed the news, the required legislation to close the disused Rail Corridor between Tumbarumba and Rosewood finally passed through the NSW Parliament during the week.  This is fantastic news for those of us who have been patiently working behind the scenes to enable a rail trail…

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…

Tasmania, travel

Tour de Tassie #3 – A circuitous route in more ways than one

The circuitous route ends here: We are now home from our two weeks travelling around Tasmania and it all ended as it started.  Confused? Don’t be! We started our trip in Melbourne, meeting up with my sister and her husband on the boat, The Spirit of Tasmania, as we sailed across Bass Straight on our way to my niece’s wedding.…

Mother's Day 2017

The Mother of all Classics – Musings on Monday 15 May 2017

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings   The Mother of all Weeks –  We’ve just celebrated Mother’s Day here in the land down under (and other places too) with lots of celebrations and sales of soaps, slippers and scarves.  I had a chuckle at the groups of  youngsters out shopping for that perfect gift for mum or grandma.  I also enjoyed…

The wheels on the bike go round and round – Musings on Monday 8 May 2017

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings   Cycling in the sun – Last week’s Musings on a Monday post was written while on the road (again) but this week I’m home.  YAY 🙂 We had a great week, enjoyed catching up with family and did lots of cycling in the glorious autumn weather. We rode our bikes around on tracks in the…

What It’s Really Like to be the Mother of the Bride | Bridesmaids Confession

As a mother of three daughters I was asked to write about weddings from the perspective of the Mother of the Bride. I’m thrilled to share it here, hot off the press, from Bridesmaids Confessions.  Just in time for Mother’s Day next weekend! I’d love you to go and read the story by clicking the link below. Have you had…

How to embarrass your 3 daughters in 1 post – Musings on Monday 1 May 2017

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings   I have a confession to make – this is my very first ‘How to..’ post!  Not because I don’t know how to do things but because I don’t feel qualified to offer anyone advice, about anything. While out riding my bike today I had a great post fill my head, it was sensational, pithy,…

ANZAC Day 2017

ANZAC Day is an important day for Australians and New Zealanders, wherever they are in the world. Today marks the landing at Gallipoli in 1915 and is recognised around the world as ANZAC Day – Australia New Zealand Army Corps. We commemorate ANZAC Day on 25 April each year with ceremonies, marches, laying of wreaths, special prayers and tributes.  Most importantly of…

wedding, hair, planning, fiji

MOB fun with B2B – update #3

Welcome to the latest update from the Mother of the Bride! As you probably know by now, my MOB status has been restored with baby daughter’s wedding planned for October 2017  – in Fiji!   It is a very small intimate affair with only parents, siblings, and a few close friends.  We are now looking at less than 6 months to go!!…

Anyone want a Mother? #Writespiration

Writespiration – is a great challenge from writer and blogger 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, feel free to have a go yourself if you doubt me! This week the topic is to write an Advert for your Mother. I’m not…

Globetrotters- G’day Debbie 👋 

Originally posted on thewanderingdarlings:
This weeks Globetrotter is a special one as it’s my lovely Mum – Debbie My mum and dad are solely responsible for my sisters and my traveling genes. They took us on our first overseas trip when we were little and that started us all off on trying to see as much as the world as…