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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

Australia, Community, Environment, Food, Gardening

REKO – Covid safe drive through food

By the time the humble spud or apple reaches your supermarket shelf from its trek from the farm, it could be up to three weeks old, due to storage times: days waiting for freighting in trucks, sitting in the open air at wholesale markets, transportation to distribution centres and then to individual supermarkets. Then, there… Continue reading REKO – Covid safe drive through food

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Sunday Sayings – Meditation

A Cottage in sweden Weekly Saying Man kan sola sig en hel dag i en varm tanke "One can lie in the sun a whole day with just warm thoughts" Swedish proverb Thoughts and Meditation One of the benefits of incorporating a regular meditation practice into your life is in helping to settle the mind.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Meditation

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The Destination or Pathway of Life

That old adage... Life is a journey, not a destination! Have you heard it? I have been pondering my own journey, my own path, of late. Many of us start keen, enthusiastic, running and jumping through the years, none too concerned about potholes or hazards dismissed as temporary obstacles along my path. I tended to… Continue reading The Destination or Pathway of Life

blogging, Community

Why Write a Blog? Is a Blog a Waste of Time?

What happened to storytelling, to having a narrative? One Blogger asked this question in a recent post about the direction of blogging. She'd come across a blogger recommending other bloggers attract more readers by offering their readers useful advice: ...figure out what our unique niche is and paint ourselves as an authority, offering them something… Continue reading Why Write a Blog? Is a Blog a Waste of Time?

blogging, Community, Photography, Travel

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Mountain Top

Kakani 1988 It was a perfect afternoon on a perfect mountain top, 30 km west of Kathmandu in Nepal. We'd travelled in the back seat of an ageing and dusty Black Toyota sedan to Kakani. The lack of seat belts in the car might have given an inkling of the car's advanced age, but it… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Mountain Top

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Bloggers with a View Video – Market Day

Credit: Sandy from The Sandy Chronicles Our ongoing project with Vero, Sandy and other bloggers around the world continues. It's a really fun way of taking a trip around the world even when you are in lockdown. Bloggers with a View is the brainchild of Vero from LesFrenchChronicles. Something to Ponder About followed up later… Continue reading Bloggers with a View Video – Market Day

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blogging, Community, Motivational, Travel

Morning World Blogger Video

When Vero from LesFrenchChronicles started a Vlogging collaboration, Bloggers with a View, it was a fun idea that connected bloggers around the world. Taking a look into the snippets of another's life, another's world. People that we only knew through words on a screen. That is one reason why we yearn to travel isn't it?… Continue reading Morning World Blogger Video

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Australia, Community, Mental Health

I was only just saying….

Sometimes a word or two can spark an outrage or can offer comfort. Other times words might even be prophetic. Unfortunately, it seems the later is the case. I write about Australia's Covid-free bubble and cautioned that we shouldn't become too complacent and forget hygiene measures. At New Year's Eve, I noticed people were fast… Continue reading I was only just saying….

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blogging, Community

What Pisses You Off?

I recently volunteered to assist an animal rescue group. I am retired so would like to contribute more to community not-for-profit organizations. This group have a private messenger chat so that they can access volunteers quickly when someone has called in an injured animal. I put my hand up and I wanted to help. I… Continue reading What Pisses You Off?

blogging, Community

Using Tags in Blog Posts

The keywords you enter in a post show up at the bottom of your article or blog post in WordPress and are commonly called 'tags.' If your blog post is about your trip to New Zealand, your post might be tagged Travel and New Zealand. Do you add so-called 'tags' to your blog posts? Do… Continue reading Using Tags in Blog Posts

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Australia, Community

Something to Smile About

If you want to find other blogs of interest and read fun, uplifting and positive things that are happening in the world, head on other to Trent's collection of Weekly Smiles. Because....... We all need good news stories at the moment. Right? This week I joined in on a free Qi Gong Exercise class on… Continue reading Something to Smile About

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Worldly Wisdom

 No one can climb a tree with no branches - Finnish proverb What do you think the underlying message says. Does it refer to the support of friends and family that folk find so essential to personal growth and development? Or, could it refer to the many divergent paths one might consider, or does take… Continue reading Worldly Wisdom