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Aussie Life

Antipodean Anniversary

Happy anniversary to us!  This week marked the 15th anniversary of when we first arrived in Australia and I have to pinch myself when I look back and see how far we’ve come.   The 10th of August 2005; we arrived in Sydney having taken a two-week journey travelling via New York, LA, and New Zealand. I was well and truly […]

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Aussie Life Family

Wombat and Hens

‘Wombat and Hens?’ you may well be curious. If you were up to date with Wombat Nuptials a couple of weeks ago, you will remember that last weekend was the ‘hens do’ for my daughter-in-law to be. I was extremely excited to be heading away and to be catching up with our off-spring at the […]

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Aussie Life

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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Aussie Life

Wombat’s Vacation

It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me; I’ve had visitors and trips away and life was busy for a time. I met my parents in Adelaide, who were there to catch up with their grandchildren.  We spent a few days at Deep Creek Conservation Park on the Fleurieu Peninsula which lies a couple […]

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Challenges Photography

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.

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Aussie Life Photography Weekly Photo Challenge

WPC: Farewell Favourites

This is all a bit sad and unexpected I have to say, and as 3Rs of Retirement states, you’ll miss us when we’re gone! It’s been a great challenge to ‘have a go’ at and a wonderful community. I’ve really enjoyed taking part over the last couple of years. And so to my favourites. This […]

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Aussie Life Photography Weekly Photo Challenge

WPC: Place in the World

For this week’s photo challenge, explore what it means to find your place in the world. Where’s your safe space? Where do you go when you need to feel inspired or cheered up? Do you prefer to feel cozy and comforted in a smaller town or do you thrive on the buzz of a big […]

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Aussie Life Family

Our Growing Family

And it’s not even a baby on the way or a new pet! Chief and I headed to Adelaide last weekend to catch up with our children. We all used to live there but Chief and I fled the nest (way too early) to take up new opportunities in Brisbane – anyway, I digress. We […]

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WPC: Sweet

This week’s challenge is to post a photograph of what sweet looks like to you and I’m putting a different take on this. I have learned that Queenslanders (or Australians in general or even people in general) use the expression ‘sweet’ when something is good or great.  This could well be an expression picked up from […]

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Aussie Life Weekly Photo Challenge

WPC: Silence

This week’s photo challenge is how to capture silence in a photograph. Is it a positive image, or is it the opposite, revealing the lack of communication in a friendship or the dangers of not speaking out? Show us your interpretation in a new post. Mine is a positive image of a peaceful beautiful place not […]