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Australia, blogging

Beneath My Feet-Friendly Friday Blog Challenge and Photography tips

Recently, the Home by the Sea had an addition beneath our feet. Instead of the verdant grassy backyard of our dreams, a patchy, weed-ridden excuse for a lawn evolved crying out for weekly attention. Attention the M.o.t.h. (Man of the House), neglected to allot, so we thought it might be time to look at options.… Continue reading Beneath My Feet-Friendly Friday Blog Challenge and Photography tips


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

plant macro detail of a fern leaf

Pull up a Seat Challenge

Retirement brings many joys and one of those is the precious time to sit and contemplate. My life is busy, but I still find time to sit, sip a cup of tea and cogitate on what I can be grateful for, as well as troubleshooting problems and issues that arise in every family and one's… Continue reading Pull up a Seat Challenge

Australia, blogging

A Very Warm Christmas in Australia

It was almost a perfect summer's day. That interlude of lazy days between Christmas and New Year. The waves gently caressing the shore and the tourists out on stand-up paddleboards, kayaks or paddle boats. The number of pink inflatable ponies bobbing around in the water adorned with small children, an indication of what was on… Continue reading A Very Warm Christmas in Australia

Coolangatta Australia

Friendly Friday – Anniversaries

September seems to be the month for it. Wedding anniversaries, Relationship anniversaries, work anniversaries and special occasions. I suppose I shouldn't be all that surprised. September is Spring in this part of the world and for those that dislike winter and cool mornings, it is cause for celebration when the earth turns towards the sun… Continue reading Friendly Friday – Anniversaries

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Mental Health

Retiring to a Seachange

I’m ‘pulling up stumps,’ I declared. I was announcing to friends that I was to leave my inner-city lifestyle and was moving to a Home by the Sea. A Seachange is the correct word, I believe. "What. Why?" was the plaintive responses from colleagues and friends. "Why move further out? That's a long commute." Especially… Continue reading Retiring to a Seachange