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Australia, blogging, Travel

Life is Normal Down Under

Australia has been likened to Nazi Germany! Is it true? As an Australian, you'd have to question the rationale of such a comparison. Yet this is the power of media to sway opinion and spread propaganda and fear across the world. Decide for yourself: Here's a snapshot of my life in Australia Nazi Germany: This… Continue reading Life is Normal Down Under

blogging, Travel

Værnes – To Hell and Back

Meet Hans Olav - a real Viking Despite not being a major airport, for some of us, it's rather fun landing over water, flying low into the fjord at Stjørdal, landing on a thin strip of land that juts out between the two arms of the sea. The airport itself has an interesting history dating… Continue reading Værnes – To Hell and Back

blogging, Motivational

A Different Point of View – Writer’s Quote

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. Bob Marley Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. Marilyn Monroe https://alwayswrite.blog/writers-quotes-wednesday-writers-challenge/

Travel

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Airport Experiences

I don't know when it started, but I developed a ritual of taking a photo of the plane I was about to embark on, just before boarding. It was a nice record and demarcation in my endless reams of google photos I would take when travelling to multiple countries. After a while, this ritual became… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Airport Experiences

Travel

What Can Happen at an Airport

I was about to bite into one of the most heavenly foods on the planet, a fluffy Danish, 'Snegle' pastry, (a cinnamon bun, shaped like a snail's shell that is sold in Denmark), when I heard my name called out over the public address system in the airport terminal. Surely that can't be me? They… Continue reading What Can Happen at an Airport

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Traditional Art in the Netherlands

Exactly where would you go to see traditional folk art in Europe?

On a trip to the Netherlands, in a village in the north, I discovered traditional folk art that inspired me to return home and create my own version of its simple but beautiful designs and colour schemes.

blogging, Motivational

Is a Blog an Online Journal?

"There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them." -Wayne Dyer Do you write in a journal? I've had many diaries - I just don't write in them, on a regular basis. To be truthful, I've started new journals more times than I can remember, being seduced… Continue reading Is a Blog an Online Journal?

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Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Weather

Extreme Weather Events It's a strange coincidence that Sandy chose "weather," for the prompt for this fortnight's Friendly Friday challenge, as my corner of Australia experienced several extreme weather events over the last day or so. Signs of climatic change? Freak weather events? Who's to say? Typically, the weather in my region is picture postcard… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Weather

Australia, Motivational

When Will I Die?

No one lives forever, so as we get older, we inevitably think about our own mortality. Especially when we lose a family member or a close friend. I had imagined the leading cause of death for Australians to be either heart disease, vascular issues or cancer and I was wrong. It was a reality check… Continue reading When Will I Die?

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Travel

Friendly Friday Challenge- Meet Jan and John

"We have more in common than we often realise." Christchurch - 2 weeks before the first earthquake, Cathedral square Just two weeks before the first dreadfully unexpected earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, way back in 2010, a Kiwi friend had hooked me up to meet Jan and John - two residents of this fair city,… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge- Meet Jan and John

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Australia, blogging

Is Buying Vegan Better?

I 'm the type of girl who’s rarely without some kind of handbag, or tote. I have many. My so-named 'bag-robe,' consists of various D.I.Y. constructions, which have either been recycled, or have recycled fabric or zips incorporated into them. Many I've hand-made or hand-painted. There's one exception to this and it's that one exception that had me… Continue reading Is Buying Vegan Better?

blogging, Motivational

Finding a Kinder Inner Voice

Inner voices determine our mood and form part of our self-concept. There are times when listening to them is useful, but also times when those thoughts do not serve or support us. Credit: Meredith Gaston Some people will interpret a disagreement between two friends as aggression, and react in a defensive way even when it… Continue reading Finding a Kinder Inner Voice

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blogging, Community, Mental Health, Motivational

The Center of Attention

Imagine you are a somewhat quiet and academically average high school girl, who had just turned 15. You don't like Science class much as you haven't yet made friends in that particular class. For the science lesson this day, the teacher is talking about heredity and how physical traits such as a cleft chin, might… Continue reading The Center of Attention