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Searching for the Silver Lining to Horse Racing and Halloween

It is the race that stops the nation. The Melbourne Cup Horse Race is the richest and perhaps the longest horse race in the world. Held on the first Tuesday in November, in Melbourne Australia, almost every Australian participates in some way in a Melbourne Cup lunch and associated community "sweepstake," - usually for the… Continue reading Searching for the Silver Lining to Horse Racing and Halloween

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Australia, blogging

Magpies – Fact or Fiction?

People also ask if magpies recognize humans? A key reason why friendships with magpies are possible is that we now know that magpies are able to recognize and remember individual human faces for many years. They can learn which nearby humans do not constitute a risk. They will remember someone who was good to them;… Continue reading Magpies – Fact or Fiction?

blogging, Mental Health

Sinking to New Depths

You know it is wretched when I'm contemplating painting my toenails. Why? Being retired, painting my nails is a task that holds little importance. A very low priority. Especially given it's winter! Those unpainted keratinous coverings are well and truly hidden in the comfy warmth of deep, fluffy socks for another month or two. Photo… Continue reading Sinking to New Depths

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Friendly Friday Challenge – Going Green

If you are put off by political-environmental topics you might want to stop reading now. I was ready to post some fun pics of the unique and amazing Banksia plants that I saw yesterday but decided that was a tad ordinary for the prompt Green. Sandy's Friendly Friday prompt of Green made me think of… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Going Green

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Friendly Friday Challenge – Framing Your Subject

I use the natural shapes of trees to frame an outdoor photo. I mean, I look for overhanging branches to use in the foreground. Particularly to give the subject some definition or dimension. A photo of the beach or the sunrise is always lovely, but it is better to have some kind of reference point.… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Framing Your Subject

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Which Aussie Workmate Name Are You and Brilliant Baby Hack?

Australian men are known for it. They've turned it into an art form. If your name is Robert, I'll apologise now, because you'll never ever be called Robert, when you set foot in Australia. I am serious. You may be called, Rob, Robbo, Bob, Bobby, Bert, or worse. But not Robert. If your name is… Continue reading Which Aussie Workmate Name Are You and Brilliant Baby Hack?