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An Evening Primrose

I had forgotten to pick up my repeat prescription for the HRT/MHT that is keeping me ‘level’, so had to make an unexpected dash to a late-night chemist. It wasn’t exactly late but dinner had been and gone, and being a Queenslander it wasn’t far off bedtime – we are early risers. I drove to […]

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Photography Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower

A flashback to the time when travel was a wonderous adventure for this challenge. The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Chief and I have been here a couple of times and these particular snaps were captured in May 2014.

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Aussie Life Family

A Very Special Anniversary

Excatly one hundred years ago today, on the 31st day of July 1920, my great, great Aunt Edith Emily Pockett married the love of her life Tom Oliver Money at St Clements in Fulham. They would have stood at the alter, and solemnly declared their vows, before Tom would have placed a wedding ring on […]

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Aussie Life Photography

Square July Day 26

Viewing the Sydney Opera House from a different perspective Life Of B, Square in July Photo Challenge

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Photography

Square July

If you live in Australia you would know alll about Dry July; it’s when participants commit to abstaining from booze for the whole month of July, while at the same time raising money for various charities. But have you heard of Square July? Becky over at The Life of B sets a photo challenge every […]

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Aussie Life Happiness Project

The Gift of Yoga

For Mother’s Day this year, the kids gave me a voucher for an introductory offer to a local yoga studio. The offer was unlimited classes for a month. I have taken full advantage of this and have tried out various yoga practices as well as pilates classes, yoga for back care, and a ‘roll and […]

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Aussie Life Challenges

And now for something completely different

At the end of March, life changed in Australia as it did for so many other countries around the world. Covid-19 saw to that, changing our lives, the way we live and the way we interact with each other. Australia has weathered the pandemic storm relatively well thanks to the low density of our population […]

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Aussie Life Challenges

Menopause Don’t Shout!

When I published my post ‘Menopause We Need To Talk’ I ended it with ‘I’ll keep you posted’. Here we are SEVEN MONTHS later (how did that happen?) and an update is ridiculously overdue. After a visit to my GP, I decided to give myself until the end of the year (that was 2019). I’d […]

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Aussie Life

What Goes Around Comes Around

My daily walking routine is gradually morphing into something I’m not supposed to be doing anymore but I just can’t help myself. Back in 2006 when I was a mere youngster of 40, I started exercising in the form of ‘power walking’ – actually, I don’t know if it really was power walking or just […]

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Die Hard and Marigolds

Like so many of us, Chief and I have had to adjust our lives and join the global effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. After returning from Adelaide and the wedding that never happened, I joined the millions of home-workers around the world and set up my office space. Unlike some of my co-workers, […]