I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge one for awards, but as I’ve recently been nominated for a couple (and I am very appreciative, don’t get me wrong) I thought I’d combine the two and tell you a few things about myself Thanks to Emma Kershaw for the nomination, her blog is such a fun, … More Blogger Awards
There’s something about bridges that fascinate me. Especially ones that open to let vessels through. I guess they’re just not the norm. Hundreds of cars and trucks drive across this bridge daily but when a request for river passage comes through it takes priority. Road traffic stops. The control mechanism is switched on and the … More Bridging differences
I’ve just returned from ten days on the Eyre Peninsula. It was an epic road trip covering over three thousand kilometres but it nearly didn’t happen. On Christmas Eve my mum had two seizures and we spent most of the day with her in hospital. Fortunately she was home for Christmas Day but the worry … More A Breath of Fresh Eyre
Some of you may have heard of the movie The Accidental Tourist. Well, last weekend we became The Anniversary Tourists, in our hometown of Melbourne. It was our 23rd wedding anniversary and, for something different, we thought we’d celebrate it with a night on the town. Normally we escape to the spa countryside of Daylesford … More The Anniversary Tourists
Today’s daily prompt is called Because the Night and it asks; Are you a night owl or are you the early bird? What’s your most productive time of day? When do you do your best work? I’m a bit of a cross-bird, (not an angry bird mind you) but a mixture of a night owl – … More Daily Prompt: Because the Night – I’m a Cross bird!
I had another visitor drop in for breakfast this morning. All decked out in Christmas colors! Once again I’m reminded of how fortunate I am to live in such a peaceful and natural environment. Simple pleasures that brighten my days.
Ten minutes from my home is one of the most colourful bush markets in Melbourne. And tonight was the annual Christmas Twilight Market. It had been ages since I’d last been. How often do we ignore what’s right on our doorstep? But not tonight. Set amongst the gum trees the St Andrews Market has been … More Satin Pants and Piercings
I had an interesting visitor today. He laughed a lot, although he didn’t come inside, he was quite content to sit on my decking. He was small, fat and very cute and I’m not talking about an early visit from Santa Claus. When I snapped this first photo of the Kookaburra from inside he seemed to be … More A laughing matter
After our beloved Blue passed away we waited almost a year before getting another dog. In that time the kids were introduced to the world of rabbits. But they weren’t the same. Eventually Cozzie came into our life. A handsome Blue Heeler with a raccoon-like tail but with ‘trouble’ his middle name. We should have seen the signs. He was from a farm … More Cozzie and chaos
As a relatively new blogger I was delighted, and somewhat surprised, to be nominated by the lovely Mann Kaundal, author of the wonderful and inspiring blog AlpenGlow to take part in this challenge. Thank you, even though I still feel slightly awed at this whole new blogging community. I am discovering so many amazing writers who each … More Three Quotes, three day challenge – Day 1