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Everyday Inspiration, Day 8

Reinvent the Letter Format I’m cheating and hope you won’t mind?  You see, I’m time poor at the moment and have decided that you absolutely won’t mind that I’ve linked this assignment to a post I wrote back in November 2014.  It was actually a Blogging 101 assignment and the subject was my dream reader. […]

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It’s a Perfect Day

It’s raining; in fact it’s pouring with no evidence of snoring.  There is no let up. Storms are lashing the east coast of Queensland heading southwards into NSW and beyond.  There is flash flooding in places and the advice is to stay indoors so that’s exactly what I’m doing.

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Everyday Inspiration, Day 6: The Space to Write

I write all over the place but since moving to Brisbane it’s usually sitting at the kitchen bench using my laptop.  My ideal writing space is definitely in the peace and quiet, and would either be a cliff top beach house overlooking the ocean, or a view overlooking a beautiful country garden, lake in the […]

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Everyday Inspiration, Day 5: Hook ‘Em with a Quote

“I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.” ― A.A. Milne I love this quote, it kind of sums up meeting Chief and the roller-coaster we’ve been on for 41 years – yes folks, we have known each other THAT long having met originally at primary school.  Of course I played […]

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Everyday Inspiration, Day 4: A Story in a Single Image

Into the Pool   The day had been long and hot; more than hot.  A searing dry heat; the sort that turns the back of your throat into parched bark and your eyeballs into a prickly mess.  The air was thick with the smell of warm earth and eucalyptus. The cottage was set back from […]

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Everyday Inspiration, Day 3: One-Word Inspriation

I could have incorporated at least four of the single word prompts into my Day 3 assignment, all relating to the same subject but the one word that crops up more than any other is choice.  It’s a word that has been rebounding around my thought-bin, rather like a malfunctioning robotic vacuum cleaner for a […]

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Everyday Inspiration, Day 2 – Write a List

I don’t do lists – I’ll write a shopping list or a list of invitees to the next get-together or a list for Christmas gifts but that’s about it.  However, lists make good reading and one list in particular that still resonates with me was SuzieSpeaks list of 23 things you should have done by […]

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Everyday Inspiration, Day 1: I Write Because

I write because… I want to connect with people; I find writing is a wonderful method of self-expression.  Sometimes I can throw off inhibitions and dig deep for expressions and words that I’d never use in conversation.  I love the way writing helps me open up, just like a friend would.  I can write about […]

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Dream Reader

It’s been just over 29 years since you left us Paul and if you had just walked through my front door – boy what a different world you would see!  The internet was just a ‘work in progress’ when you passed away in 1985 – we had Space Invaders and Pac-Man and the Sony Walkman.  […]