Australia

Father’s day Covid Jab #1

I could have been anyone with access to my name and date of birth which the clinic happened to have entered incorrectly. No ID or Medicare card check was requested; I just walked in, gave my name, waited in the queue, then had the jab. "22nd August 2005," some family member screamed out to a… Continue reading Father’s day Covid Jab #1

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Wear Sunscreen aka Q and A Ponderings

Random draft post found on my blog that probably should be published. A good song with plenty fo sageful advice. Questions from a challenge About me? https://youtu.be/MQlJ3vOp6nI Lyrics are found at the bottom of the post About Me How would you describe what your blog is about? I blog about things that are important to… Continue reading Wear Sunscreen aka Q and A Ponderings

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What’s in a Name? Choosing a Pen Name

In the retired, predictable world that is Forestwood by the Sea, serious changes are afoot. I've been lucky enough to score a part-time job writing for a lifestyle magazine. Yay for me. However, after the initial excitement settled, the ramifications of taking on this role had me worried. Journalists cop a bit of flack in… Continue reading What’s in a Name? Choosing a Pen Name

blogging, Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Reflections – Happiness

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." --Nathaniel Hawthorne Photo by Ahmed Aqtai on Pexels.com Appreciate life even when it's not ideal. Happiness is not the fulfillment of what we wish for, but an appreciation for what we… Continue reading Sunday Reflections – Happiness

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Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Back to the Future II

In the Friendly Friday Blog Challenge I recalled Australia in the 60's and asked: Looking back to the FutureRoad trips What was your memory of your childhood?Was there a significant milestone growing up and if you lived through the sixties and seventies, what stood out for you?Was there something that was instrumental in your path… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Back to the Future II

Cedar Creek, Australia
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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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Meditating on Gentleness

Be soft, do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate, nor let bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.Kurt Vonnegut Take from this post on gentleness, what speaks to your… Continue reading Meditating on Gentleness

Australia, blogging

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Look Back to the Future

Over half a century ago this happened: It's Friday 13th, one October, in the early seventies and it's raining hard, in torrents, as it does in summer in a tropical country, like Australia. Construction had started on the Sydney Opera House, (it took 14, instead of the predicted 4 years to complete) and Apollo 16… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Look Back to the Future

Australia, Book review, Environment, History & Traditions

Maralinga – Australian Author Judy Nunn

In the 1950s the British military detonated a total of 21 nuclear weapons in various sites in Australia. Maralinga is the most infamous of these sites. British soldiers were told it was a secret assignment and despite the displacement of the local Aboriginal people, many were still exposed to high levels of radiation and became sick or died.

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blogging, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Quotes – Helpful Resources

"We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark." -Whoopi Goldberg Troubled people may often feel an overriding sense of discouragement. Feeling deeply discouraged has a profound effect on a person's motivation and their ability to solve their problems for… Continue reading Sunday Quotes – Helpful Resources

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blogging, Cakes

Lots of Recipes to Love Lemons

What makes a great tasting Lemon Cake? Ju-Lyn might consider me a Queen of Lemon Cakes, but I am no reigning monarch of cooking, merely slightly obsessed with lemons. The family loves lemon cake, which means I am keen to try out any new lemon-themed recipe I find. This month, in setting up a tasting… Continue reading Lots of Recipes to Love Lemons