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Photography

Focus on the focus

Thanks to Debbie Stott for the inspiration to post these photos; I was inspired by her Kew Gardens in Patterns. Considering we have just entered Winter here in Brisbane, some days I just have to pinch myself; Winter in the sub-tropics does not compare to the chilly months I was used to in Adelaide nor […]

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My Travels

Flying High

In exactly two weeks time I will be flying high above earth as I make my way to the UK for a three-week visit. I’m a little nervous about the flight – not because I have a fear of flying (shouldn’t it be a fear of crashing?) but because I hope I can keep myself […]

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Aussie Life Family

Bluebottles, divorce & other ramblings

I’ve neglected my blog and WordPress for the last few weeks. Life got really busy – as I’m sure you can all appreciate – and then the mad preparations for the festive season followed by the need for us to transform ourselves into the ‘new us for the new year’. Christmas was wonderful and exhausting […]

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Aussie Life

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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Challenges Photography

Square in September – Day 14

Brisbane’s South Bank precinct includes 17 hectares of inner-city parkland with bars, restaurants, museums and a large beach and pool area. It stretches along the bank of the Brisbane river and is a cracking spot to spend some leisure time. There is a 1km walkway shaded by a galvanised steel arbour which is covered in bougainvillea […]

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Challenges Photography

Square in September – Day 5

The Story Bridge in Brisbane is often lit in different colours to match the theme of various days on the state’s event calendar or in support of charity days. This picture was captured on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 a while back and I think it was to mark Pink Ribbon Day, the Cancer Council’s […]

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Aussie Life

Stranger Danger – Wombat & Cosmos

Recently I met up with someone I’ve met online – that’s right, on the internet!  How does a straighty-one-eighty like me end up doing something so risky? No, I haven’t signed up to an online dating or social site; nor have I been swiping right? (or is it left, I have no idea!) No, nothing […]

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Photo101 Assignments Photography

WPC: Lines

This week, share a photo with a composition dominated by lines — hard or soft, straight or curvy, vertical or horizontal, or made in nature or as part of a cityscape. Lines

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Photography Weekly Photo Challenge

WPC: Prolific

This week’s photo challenge – What do you think of when you think of the word, “prolific”?  Maybe the plethora of dandelions sprouting in your neighborhood might fit. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, it might be the leaves falling from the trees. Your response need not be one based in nature — let your imagination fuel […]

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Aussie Life

The Commuter

Last August I became a train commuter for the first time. Every job since the age of 17 I have driven to, with three exceptions – the first when I worked in the family restaurant, I walk up the garden path to that job; the second when I worked and lived in a hotel – […]