Cakes, cookies, biscuits and Home Bake, Community, Food

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge- Guest Post – Something Different

In addition to our regular posts, the Friendly Friday team at TheSandyChronicles and StPA, are featuring Guest Posts from Bloggers who contribute to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge. Ju-Lyn, a Singaporean blogger, from All Things Bright and Beautiful especially enjoys food and cooking, in addition to making 'purposeful choices, ' and has kindly contributed a… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge- Guest Post – Something Different

Cakes, cookies, biscuits and Home Bake, Community, Food

Discover a New Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

In these strange times of pandemic, we are called to act differently from the norm. We adjust our lifestyle to accommodate the lock downs and social distancing, according to our own countries. I like to think of it as the beginning of something new, rather than something lost. A New Kind of Photography Challenge With… Continue reading Discover a New Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

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Community

Getting Old

It happened quite suddenly. The feeling that the Moth, (Man of the House), and I are becoming a bit.... old. I shouldn't be surprised, as this feeling isn't really that new. I first felt like this, when I turned thirty years old. How silly was I then? But of course, 30-year-olds don't always have any… Continue reading Getting Old

blogging, Community, Photography

Friendly Friday Photography Challenge

Can you find something in your photographic archives to share in a post? Every second Friday, I host the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge with a different theme to challenge you. Do you spot something around you that fits the weekly theme? Our imagination is your only limitation. Weekly Friendly Friday Theme The Friendly Friday Community… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photography Challenge

Australia, Community

ANZAC Poem

https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/awm-media/collection/A01005/screen/4162834.JPG The Ode They went with songs to the battle, they were young.Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:Age shall not weary them, nor the years… Continue reading ANZAC Poem

Community

Buy one thing

Come on Aussie, come on. Support our smaller shops doing it tough. Buy just one thing from our smaller gift shops to keep them going through this crisis, or when it is over, we won't have those beautiful shops to browse through. Your purchase doesn't have to cost much. Australians are renowned for their community… Continue reading Buy one thing

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Community, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday sayings – Frustration Tolerance

Everything is a gift of the universe--even joy, anger, jealousy, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment." - Ken Keyes Jr. Frustration is an emotion that arises from challenges that stand in the way of us achieving our goals. How we deal with frustration depends on how much we… Continue reading Sunday sayings – Frustration Tolerance

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Community

Stalked!

Before the orders to stay home were given, the Moth and I were returning home from casting our vote in the local elections, in a suburb we weren't familiar with. This particular suburb is notorious for its colourful residents, an interesting "teeth to tatt" ratio and frequent domestic altercations. That didn't faze us at all,… Continue reading Stalked!

blogging, Community, Motivational

Sunday Sayings – Focus in Isolation

From The Treasury of Proverbs and Epigrams, kindly given to me by LeggyPeggy comes these wisdoms: It may be hard to work, but it must be harder to want.Employment is natures' physician.The confidence of ability is ability. and finally, Learn the luxury of doing good. Counteracting the Negative Feeling pessimistic about the future of the… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Focus in Isolation

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blogging, Community

Things to be grateful if you think you can’t find anything

A Roof over your head to keep you dry when it rains A Good book or storySunsetsA TV to entertain you or the internetA pretty Picture to lose yourself in Loved ones - even if you don't always feel that you love them/they love youFriendship and then there is: A nice painting jewelry or trinketDelicious… Continue reading Things to be grateful if you think you can’t find anything

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Book review, Community

Summer Reading

Summer in Australia, means that many of us can use the excuse of the heat, to relax inside the air-con with a good book, guilt free. And if you are anything like me, it would usually be a good crime novel that you reach for. As my summer is now over, I thought I'd share… Continue reading Summer Reading