Tag: travel

Wordless Wednesday: Hobbit Holes at Hobbiton

 Wordless Wednesday Look at these tiny Hobbit holes in The Shire! Our visit to the Hobbiton movie set at Matamata on New Zealand’s North Island, was a lot of fun! I look forward to sharing more about our tour shortly. But for now….Did you know 40% of visitors have never read the books or seen the Lord of the Rings or…

Words of wisdom to live by

Letters in the environment – Week 18 of 52 week photography project

Welcome to my wrap up post for week 18 of our 52 week photo project. The theme for Week 18 was Letters in the environment, and it became necessary to keep all eyes peeled for ideas as we rode our bikes around the Hauraki Rail Trail in New Zealand. It took over my week and as we were travelling with friends,…

Sunset at Maketu, New Zealand

Wordless Wednesday: NZ sunset

 Wordless Wednesday This sunset shot has literally left me speechless! As always I hope you enjoy your Wednesday wherever you are in the world. Feel free to join in with Worth A Word Wednesday, post a photo and use as many words as you like!  I only renamed it Worth a Word Wednesday because I just couldn’t stick to the wordless…

Geometry in living breathing colour

Geometry: Week 17 of 52 week photography project

What to do for Week 17 of our 52 week photography project where the theme was Geometry?  Especially when I’m not a huge fan of anything mathematical at the best of times? I will admit that I really struggled with this week’s theme and just couldn’t get my head around it, despite my mathematician husband declaring that geometry is all around…

Heart shaped island below on our flight to our daughter's destination wedding in paradise

A sentence a day for October: A month of Wedding fun!

 October – in a Sentence a Day Earlier in the year I joined some wonderful bloggers for the Sentence a Day writing challenge, (you can find links here to my posts for June, July , August  and September) and now it seems to be time for October’s post – where does the time go?  It also seems like I’m hooked on the Sentence a Day posts…

Clouds while flying

Getting excited for New Zealand

Can you believe I’ve been so busy and taken up with weddings, family issues and life in general that I haven’t yet managed to start getting excited for our upcoming trip to New Zealand’s North Island?? We only leave later this week, in 2 days time! I’m still in Brisbane as I write this, having celebrated our daughter’s Wedding with a…

The Reception area

Thoughts on a Destination Wedding from the Mother of the Bride (MOB)

Thoughts from the Mother of the Bride:  2017’s Wedding of the Year* was full of fun, laughter, smiles, family, warm sunshine, blue skies, clear sparkling water, palm trees, coconuts, beaches, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, pool fun, cocktails, Happy Hours, food, happy faces, BULA and lots of LOVE!! If you’ve been following along to my previous MOB (Mother of the Bride) posts,…

A different sort of green and gold flying over Wagga Wagga

A sentence a day for September: a writing challenge

 September – in a Sentence a Day I joined in with some wonderful bloggers for the Sentence a Day writing challenge for the month of June and July and August!  It’s now time for September, how can it already be September? In the first week of the new month, a group of like-minded bloggers link their posts to share what’s…

View through the window on a sunny spring day

What’s outside the window?

This morning the view from the kitchen window was sunny and bright so I thought I’d share it with you. The vase of spring daffodils look pretty, WonderWoman Debs is sitting on top of her jar of Vegemite surveying the world around her, the camellia tree is full of pretty pink flowers outside in the garden and all is well. …

Beach shack, seas the day

Worth a Word Wednesday: Seas the Day

 Wordless Wednesday – has been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I couldn’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 This one doesn’t need too many words! Remember to seas the day but don’t be selfish!! Enjoy your Wednesday everyone!! Feel free to join in with Worth A Word Wednesday, post a photo and use as many words as…

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…