Australia, blogging

Australia Votes for Decency

In the former Yugoslav country of Slovenia, "liberal newcomer Robert Golob defeated populist, Trump-fan Janes Janša, in an election tipped as a "referendum on democracy." His movement, launched only in January, snapped a whopping 34.5% of the vote. [Thanks Manja Mexi for the link]. Two days ago, it was Australia's turn to vote. A country… Continue reading Australia Votes for Decency

Australia, blogging

Friendly Friday Challenge – Unique Treats

I was contextually reading about the 1800's, in Munster, Ireland, when I came across this: As part of the British colony, it [Munster], provided grain, meat and linens for booming English cities, while its own citizens faced poverty and sometimes starvation. This was particularly acute in the remote regions of Munster, where most families were… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Unique Treats

Australia, blogging

Beneath My Feet-Friendly Friday Blog Challenge and Photography tips

Recently, the Home by the Sea had an addition beneath our feet. Instead of the verdant grassy backyard of our dreams, a patchy, weed-ridden excuse for a lawn evolved crying out for weekly attention. Attention the M.o.t.h. (Man of the House), neglected to allot, so we thought it might be time to look at options.… Continue reading Beneath My Feet-Friendly Friday Blog Challenge and Photography tips

poppies in norway against a rock wall
Australia, Gardening

In the Garden Friendly Friday Challenge

The explosive delight of a Spring flower bud opening, a field of poppies flourishing where once there was death, the tenacity of a weed, seizing life in a crevice, this is the gift a garden offers. Gardens are places where life blossoms, blissfully ignorant of dire world events. In a chaotic world, we search for… Continue reading In the Garden Friendly Friday Challenge

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Australia, blogging

Changing the Material World

If you were challenged to produce only one wheelie bin full of non-recyclable plastic refuse per month, when a busy beachside café in my region, operating seven days a week can, and does, could you do it? It requires planning, but The Boneyard Espresso proved it's not that difficult. If they can do it, you… Continue reading Changing the Material World

Australia, blogging

Wisdom and New Year Beginnings -2022

As tempting as it is to recount the highlights of 2021 and the relative freedom we enjoyed in most of Australia; to do that now in the midst of the opening of the Covid floodgates that are occurring, this minute in our country, seems unfeeling and irrelevant. Australia was lucky - we had our bubble… Continue reading Wisdom and New Year Beginnings -2022