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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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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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Menopause, we need to talk!

This afternoon on my way home from work, I considered throwing myself in front of the Northgate train as it pulled into platform 3, but even though physics is not my strong point, I knew that the train was moving too slowly to cause my instant death. I considered having to live with the consequences […]

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This Retreating Wombat

And so it came to pass that the little hairy-nosed wombat emerged from a deep, long slumber. She sleepily made her way to the mouth of the burrow and blinked in the bright summer sun; it’s been way too long she thought to herself – time to face the world. It really has been way […]

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Falling from Grace

When does “I fell over” become “I had a fall”? When you’re well into your seventies? When you reach adulthood? Is it the difference between young and old? I pondered this question after announcing to my fellow co-workers last Friday morning that I had fallen over the evening before. After their initial concern and sympathy, […]

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Spiky Square in March

Dipping into the Life of B’s Spiky in March photo challenge, this square and spiky entry is a close up shot of the Esplanade Theatre, in Singapore. Affectionately known as the Durian as it resembles the spiky and smelly tropical fruit.

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Wombat Update

Several of you have inquired how my Dad is doing after his unscheduled stop in Dubai.  In case you’ve missed the news, Mum and Dad were flying home from Australia and Dad was taken ill on the flight, and rather than just the two-hour stopover expected, they ended up staying for three weeks. Paramedics were […]

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Square in September – Day 22

There is one more week left of BeckyB’s Square in September challenge with the theme In The Pink. The only rule is that your photograph has to be square. Give it a go! I love playing with my camera especially with a macro lens.  It’s all about experimenting and having some fun. I just so […]

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Square in September – Day 17

Today is our son’s 25th birthday and apart from it making me feel rather old, I do believe that I have managed to capture all three elements for the ultimate ‘In The Pink’ challenge in this one photo. Earlier this year our son Thomas proposed to his beautiful girlfriend Christie. Chief and I were so […]

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Square in September -16

Day 16 of Square in September and this shot was taken earlier this year at Coriole vineyard, McLaren Vale, South Australia. The cellardoor has a beautiful cottage garden seen here with the Vale in the background.