Aussie Life Challenges

In the Doldrums

I’m kind of suffering from writer’s block but I’m not. There’s lots going on upstairs but I can’t seem to be able to sort it out enough to make something of it. For the last two months you’ve had nothing but weekly photo challenge posts from me and I’m sure this is not enough to sustain my followers. Instead I have been engaging with you and it is certainly enriching to read all that is going on in blog land.

I’ve recently started a new job and spend most of my day in front of my dual screens. By the time I’m home in the evening, I’m over screen-time for the day and the old grey matter has turned to mush. I can’t even seem to join  the commuters on the train who are all buried in their screens, swiping, touching, listening and smirking.

I’ve had plenty of me time when my creative juices could have flowed like a well squeezed orange but nothing will untangle itself. Chief was away for the entire long weekend at the end of September having scored the ultimate corporate hospitality package. I had three whole days to myself and the opportunity to be creative and ‘get blogging’, instead I binge watched Netflix and felt sorry for myself – I was pathetic.

It’s a wonderful time for our family over the next few weeks with both sets of grandies visiting from the UK culminating in celebrations for Flossy’s 21st birthday next month in Adelaide. I’m so looking forward to that trip when I’ll be catching up with family and friends and my adopted home town.

Yesterday I was all booked in to participate in a  macro photography workshop (having agreed to reschedule to suit the facilitator) and I was stood up. ‘Rude’ I thought. Not to let the opportunity go to waste, I decided to hold my own workshop in the beautiful gardens along Brisbane South Bank. It’s a beautiful area of city parkland and was chosen as the site for World Expo 1988. 18 million people visited the site during the six months of the Expo and afterwards it was decided to keep it as public parkland.  I took these photos in the rainforest board walk along the river.

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So you see, there’s plenty going on, it’s just that this wombat is in a soporific state at the moment and with the Brisbane heat and humidity rising by the day, it could be some time before it’s up to full pace again!



By Waking the Wombat

Life - part two; Australia. Having spent the first 39 years of my life in England, with two adult children who don't need me so much, a workaholic husband and a head full of stuff waiting to be unleashed, Waking the Wombat is my place to share life's experiences with you.

4 replies on “In the Doldrums”

Loving the pictures! Thought I’d leave you a few writing tips: 1) try a book, rather than a screen to get the juices flowing and transfer it across when something is working or even half way through. I used to write heaps (on my laptop) on my commute and I used to get cross when I accidently caught the express bus and I’d have less time 🙂 ;2) writing doesn’t happen for me until I sit down and start, even if I write 1/2 a page or more of rubbish before the good stuff starts to come out… (and it’s always very 1st draft stuff anyway). Please write more!


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