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blogging

Flashback Friendly Friday – A Journey to Delft

DELFT Delft is a Dutch city renowned for its history of painting. So well preserved since the 17th Century, Delft is also famous as the birthplace of the painter, Vermeer, and home to the exquisite ‘Delft Blue’ earthenware. I took an English speaking tour at the Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, the Delftware factory dating back to… Continue reading Flashback Friendly Friday – A Journey to Delft

Australia, blogging

Dog Friendly Cafes and Bars

Unlike a lot of Europe, dogs are not welcome at all eating venues around Australia. The select ones that do welcome dogs, were so few a decade ago that I started a social media group to identify and share information about their location. It now has almost 9000 members. That is a lot of folks… Continue reading Dog Friendly Cafes and Bars

blogging, Environment

Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge – Something Different

Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge Sandy set a Friendly Friday challenge to come up with Something different and I was convinced I'd failed to find anything noteworthy until I read Ally Bean's Rudolph Framework which she's adapted from a marketing analysis by author Ann Handley. Not 'Rudolph' but quirky namesake The Rudolph Marketing Framework The Rudolph… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge – Something Different

historic rosemaling art norway
History & Traditions

Wisdom from the Past in Traditional Art

Norwegian Decorative Art of Rosemaling In traditional art, it was a custom to have a saying or Proverb decorating the border of a bowl, utensil or piece of furniture. Especially this is seen in the old decorative art of Norway, called Rosemaling. Rosemaling by Bjorn Pettersen The following words of wisdom were indicative of a social… Continue reading Wisdom from the Past in Traditional Art

Rosemaling art
blogging

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Practice

Guitarists often practise daily out of sheer joy Developing Muscle Memory for Photography Who would have thought muscle memory had anything to do with photography? Scott Bourne explains that, just like musical ability, practising with one's camera is vital in aiming for that perfect shot, or lots more perfect shots! Scott explains: During the pandemic,… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Practice

Community, Photography

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Who wants some Snapper? What is Friendly Friday? The Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is about community and interacting with other bloggers. It's a weekly blogging challenge where participants have an opportunity to share photographs from their world in a post based on, or around, the weekly theme. Everyone is welcome to join in. Friendly Friday… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

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Photography

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Chair

We all use them. Functional, practical, comfy, sometimes stylish. Who invented the chair? The ancient Egyptians are believed to be the first to invent a four-legged seat with a back,... The earliest examples have been found in tombs dating as far back as 2680 B.C” The most common theories are that the chair was an… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Chair

Photography

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Alleys

This photo challenge is alternately hosted each Friday by the bloggers: Something to Ponder About  and The Snow Melts Somewhere The prompt for this Friday is: Alleys Everyone is welcome to join in with the Friendly Friday Photography challenge. Here are some alleys in the lakes district of Italy. Mussolini's MezzegraItaly Alleys are found not… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Alleys

Community

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Inspiration

Inspiration As it is the start of a brand new Photography Challenge - Friendly Friday , the one that I am co-hosting with Snow, from TheSnowMeltsSomewhere, I felt compelled and indeed, wished, to join in! Here is my photo depicting Inspiration; the prompt for this week. It was hard to choose a photo for the… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Inspiration

Community

Proverbial Friday – Global Wisdom

Wise words from our ancestors, passed down from generation to generation. Best savoured a little a time. They may sound trite, the authors are anonymous, and wisdom is surely found within their concise words. Join in the discussion to see what we can learn form them.