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Environmental Cost of Screen Time

The Environmental Cost of Emails Many of our activities produce carbon emissions. Not everyone realises that even a humble email or google search contributes to the impact of worldwide carbon emissions, and it is one that we can change. …everything and every aspect of life has a carbon footprint – no matter how small or… Continue reading Environmental Cost of Screen Time

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I Should have Bitten My Tongue

I really should have bitten my tongue, but when then is misunderstanding, prejudice or injustice, I am afraid I just can't help myself. There I was walking my dogs along a suburban footpath early one Sunday morning when a small dog of mixed designer breed came rushing out of a door, onto the street, towards… Continue reading I Should have Bitten My Tongue

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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

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Simple Nasi Goreng

When I spoke about my advice to my teen self, it triggered a discussion with blogger, Judy Dykstra-Brown, about a simple meal that my Year 4 teacher, Ms Gove taught us to make. Ms Gove was from Indonesia, a country colonised by the Dutch, and as such, Nasi Goreng is a popular meal cooked by… Continue reading Simple Nasi Goreng

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What Advice would I Give to my Teenage Self

To grow richer, seek new experiences, not new things.Anonymous Photo by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com This report card from school indicates the teacher knew who I was better than I knew my pre-teen self. My School Report Card I would like to go back and thank that teacher, Ms Gove. Among other things she taught… Continue reading What Advice would I Give to my Teenage Self

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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

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Benefits of Linking Your Blog Gravatar

Blogger Frank has been talking about community, of which I am a fan, and as such, I like to visit the kind readers who share their pearls of wisdom in comments on my blog and other blogs. However, sometimes readers, who comment, have not linked their avatar and blog or website, meaning I'm unable to… Continue reading Benefits of Linking Your Blog Gravatar

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Crowdsourcing Blog Maintenance

Do you check older posts for broken links? I suspect not. When you've written and published a blog post, received comments and feedback, it's all over 'red rover,' for that blog post. Its moment in the WordPress reader limelight has passed, and it's such a shame that its cyber-life is all but over. Time moves… Continue reading Crowdsourcing Blog Maintenance

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The Yin and Yang Opposites SOCS

Opposites - Opposing; the antithesis of another. On a writing assignment yesterday, I met a father and daughter who were extreme opposites. The father, a rough diamond, raw, with unkempt greying hair, various tattoos and sometimes the language to go with it. Unsophisticated, one might say, but true to who he was. A muso by… Continue reading The Yin and Yang Opposites SOCS

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The Bees Knees

When Greg North, Liaison officer for the Northside Beekeepers, first became interested in a new hobby, he was surprised to find little information for those new to keeping bees. However, that changed when he found the associations of Beekeepers, a group that's been supporting apiarists and others interested in the management of European Honey bees… Continue reading The Bees Knees

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Pull up a Seat Challenge

Retirement brings many joys and one of those is the precious time to sit and contemplate. My life is busy, but I still find time to sit, sip a cup of tea and cogitate on what I can be grateful for, as well as troubleshooting problems and issues that arise in every family and one's… Continue reading Pull up a Seat Challenge

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Scandinavian Nisse Traditions and Christmas Blog Party

Jul or jol is the term used for the Christmas holiday season in Norway. Originally, "jul" (or "jol") was the name of a month in the old Germanic calendar, corresponding roughly to the time from mid-December through mid-January, and the concept of "jul" as a period of time rather than a specific event, prevails in… Continue reading Scandinavian Nisse Traditions and Christmas Blog Party