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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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Our Glorious Kangaroo Island

A very dear friend and fellow blogger has just shared a post on her experience of holidaying on Kangaroo Island just as the bushfire disaster was unfolding. The previous week Rosemary posted about the start of her holiday on the island; it was lovely to read and it made me feel as if I was […]

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Good Morning Mr Magpie

One of the first cyclist I encountered in Adelaide had zip-ties attached to their helmet, making them look like……, I don’t know – silly I guess. Over the course of time, I noticed several cyclist with the same spikey adornments. I was going to have to investigate!  It turns out that they are a protection […]

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Volunteers – hats off to you!

This week in Australia it has been National Volunteer Week; a time to stop and recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to the Australian community. Just under 4 million – that’s 19.0% of the population aged 15 years and over (2016 census) volunteer their time, skills, friendship, and experience to make a difference to the […]

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Photography Weekly Photo Challenge

WPC: Variations on a Theme

Variations on a Theme Where the ocean meets the land  

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Aussie Life Weekly Photo Challenge

WPC: Heritage

This week, share a photo of something that says Heritage to you. I chose to focus on a tradition to which I don’t belong, but to which I’ve been exposed to; Having lived in Australia for just under twelve years, I have seen a fair amount of Aboriginal  art, mainly in museums and galleries, and although I am […]

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Aussie Life My Travels Weekly Photo Challenge

WPC:Wanderlust

Wanderlust “a strong desire to travel.” This week I can absolutely relate to David W’ and the surreal sensation of standing on the opposite side of the world to your usual abode. I experienced this 12 years ago when we arrived in Sydney en-route to our new home in Adelaide. After seeing the photos of the […]

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Must Fly

The time has come for me to make my trip to the UK for Dad’s investiture at Buckingham Palace. My suitcase is packed – lightly, but I am travelling with an extensive shopping list from Chief. Spending a total of 22 hours in the air is certainly an endurance test but at the same time, […]

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Aussie Life Everyday Inspiration

Bridging THAT Gap

Today I had the absolute privilege of spending my afternoon at an all female gathering, especially for women from diverse backgrounds. I was invited along by our multi-cultural advisor from work. As a mainstream white woman,  my presence was welcomed to help support and encourage the women to engage and practice their English speaking skills while sharing […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge -A Good Match

The city of Brisbane in Queensland Australia was built on a river – the Brisbane River (why complicate matters?) The river and the city are a good match and without it, Brisbane would be odd – no river taxis and nocity cats, no paddle steamer and no mangroves. It has several different skylines as the […]