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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

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blogging, Environment

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Wildflowers

Keukenhof is spectacular in bloom, Toowoomba is stunning during the Carnival of Flowers, as is Japan in Cherry Blossom season, but right now I'm thinking of Wildflowers, especially those that grow in the most unlikely or unusual places. Street light pop up in Helsinki Growing beside a bridge footing in Norway To say, I was… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Wildflowers

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blogging, Environment

Reliance on Power and Technology

When the circuit breaker blew on our home's power connection, my explanation to the then-teenager as to why nothing was working in the house, included telling her wide-scale electricity generation was not available in our area until the 1930- 40’s. Furthermore, I explained, her own Grandmother remembered the introduction of what was referred to as,… Continue reading Reliance on Power and Technology

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Bloggers with a View – Goodness Video

We all need good news stories and I have been so pleased to share a few of these in our troubled times. Goodness can be found in the most surprising places. If you feel trapped or stuck, this video is for you. https://youtu.be/nwZOlIHG1Jw Bloggers who contributed: Janis, San Diego California (retirementallychallenged.com) Pam, Boulders Colorado (…I… Continue reading Bloggers with a View – Goodness Video

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Morning Vlog Collaboration

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com We all crave connections with others. It is a basic human need. Connection with the people we live with, friends and within our community. Corona Virus makes that much more difficult.Travel is restricted or non existant and there is an ongoing threat to our health. Our mental and physical health… Continue reading Morning Vlog Collaboration

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blogging, Photography

Travel photo

Su at zimmerbitch invited Ju Lyn to join her and other bloggers to post one favourite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation and also to nominate someone else to participate. Ju Lyn kindly nominated me on her post. And in turn, I will nominate a blogger but there is no obligation with this. Another… Continue reading Travel photo

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Christmas Hygge Challenge

Over at the Cove, Cyranny has thrown out a Christmas challenge. As Friendly Friday is in recess till the end of January, time permits my joining this fun challenge. As it is now the 15th January, I mean December, (thanks Sandy), I have some catching up to do. Here is 15 days of postings. Crafting… Continue reading Christmas Hygge Challenge

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blogging, Photography

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Smoke and Mirrors

Elise Davies was writing about mirror photography on her blog recently. Apparently it is quite a trend on a nefarious app, that one that imitates a clock! Yes, that one. Elise likes how using mirrors in her photography: diverts or reflects something else within the image whilst keeping focus on the models also.Elise Davies Mirrors… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Smoke and Mirrors

Community, Photography

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Rails

Every second week, the Friendly Friday challenge is hosted here at, ‘StPA’ (Something to Ponder About) and can be found at the blog of my very adept co-host, Sandy, every alternate Friday, - The Sandy Chronicles. This week the world continues its Corona freefall, so we could be facetiously say, the world is off the… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Rails

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 – Shadows

Everyone is welcome to join in with the Friendly Friday Photography challenge. 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: Shadows I hear you say that you don't have a photo with a cool 'Shadow' in it?… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Shadows

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History & Traditions

Lens Artists – Creativity

We are all creatives here at the blogging world. As Manja recently commented, posts can be stories, and stories are creative. But today I would like to post some creativity of my own. I never considered myself a creative sort, that is until I discovered a very old decorative art form from Norway, called Rosemaling… Continue reading Lens Artists – Creativity