Categories
Aussie Life

Street

This photograph was taken from the top of the south eastern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge which connects the Sydney business district to North Shore; It carries eight vehicle lanes, two train lines, a footpath and a cyclepath.  The Park Hyatt Hotel is in the foreground and the Sydney skyline in the background.  A truly […]

Categories
Aussie Life

Changing Seasons

Happy first day of Spring to all my family, friends and fellow bloggers who reside in the northern hemisphere.  With your Spring comes our Autumn; the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfullness’.  The ripening on the vines and the lengthening of the afternoon shadows. The 2014 vintage is well underway in our local wine region, […]

Categories
Aussie Life

Ten Things About Living in Australia You Won’t Find in the Guide Books

With easy access to so much information at our finger tips on the ‘interweb’, there is no excuse for not researching your new home and culture as you embark on your new life in a new country. Even with an abundance of websites and forums to aid your transition into a new culture, there will […]

Categories
Blog

The Liebster Award – An Introduction To New Blogs

What a wonderful start to the year for me and I haven’t even kicked off the blogging new year yet.  I’ve been nominated for a blogging award! It’s the Liebster Award, which is a fantastic way to discover and recommend new blogs. Thank you very much to Secrets of a Trailing Spouse for nominating me […]

Categories
Aussie Life Family

And Now For Something Totally Different!

I have been saving wine corks for quite a few years now with the plan to turn them into a cork board.  Unfortunately, it is taking quite some time as most of the Australian wine I enjoy is sealed under Stelvin screw caps.  My daughter asked me the other day if I was ever going to […]

Categories
Aussie Life

The Gym and ‘It’

I’ve taken a long time to hit the <Publish> button on this post because I’m worried that you will think I have made this up but I haven’t. I’m not going to beat around the bush and leave you guessing my age – I’m 48 (and a half.)  I have a few crow’s feet starting […]

Categories
Challenges

Tuesday’s A to Z Challenge – ‘U’ words – Under The Jetty

Today’s  Blogging 101 challenge was to try a blog event and I was immediately hooked by Tuesday’s A to Z Challenge. I took this photograph when holidaying in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.  I was underneath the jetty.  We had just arrived by boat at this beautiful tiny island not even on the map.  It was magical!

Categories
Aussie Life

Snaps from Our Place – Blogging 101: A New Posting Style

Categories
Family

Salad Days – 70’s Child

Is there a period in your own personal life that you think of as the good old days? Tell us a story about those innocent and/or exciting times (or lack thereof) – from the Daily Prompt, 18 November. How timely this prompt is – I immediately started to think of those good old days when I was a child […]

Categories
Aussie Life

Blogging Community Inspiration

One of this week’s assignments in ‘Blogging 101’ was to comment on 4 blogs I hadn’t commented on yet so duly searched a preferred tag in the Reader and came across this super blog Mum Moving to Perth.  Emma has a young family and like myself is from the UK.  They only arrived last month and it […]