Food, History & Traditions

Friendly Friday Challenge Guest Post – Nostalgia

The Guest post for this week’s Friendly Friday theme of Nostalgia, comes from Lorelle, an Australian Mum of two, passionate traveller and foodie enthusiast, who blogs at A Mindful Traveller. I had the immense pleasure of meeting the lovely Lorelle a couple of years ago and she has been so kind to write a beautiful… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge Guest Post – Nostalgia

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Gender Stereotyping and Child’s Play

Another blogger raised an interesting point about gender stereotyping, the availability of toys to young children and whether this influenced them in any way. With my own children, dolls were never much on the agenda. The boys thought they were uninteresting as they didn't do anything - which I guess is not all that surprising.… Continue reading Gender Stereotyping and Child’s Play

country building Australia
Australia, blogging

Children of Victorian England

In the 1800's in Victorian England, scores of children under the age of 20, roamed the streets in a Dickensian world, eeking out an existence made famous in the 1968 movie, Oliver. In the day, Britain feared a French revolution might erupt within the lower classes and so wished to contain this potential political menace… Continue reading Children of Victorian England

Trondheim
blogging, Mental Health, Philosophy

Kindness – An Antidote to Self Criticism

"The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge In the wake of #Black Lives Matter, some folk appear inclined to believe that being strong is a way to win respect, when it is just a way to promulgate… Continue reading Kindness – An Antidote to Self Criticism

ski area New Zealand
blogging, Travel

Risking Life and Limb to Ski in New Zealand

Queenstown On the way to Cromwell... To reach our destination in Queenstown, we'd had to firstly cross the Canterbury plains and central Otago - Mckenzie country, take lunch at stunning Mt Cook, had a tea break at Omarama and Cromwell before traversing the very scenic Lindis Pass, before finally reaching Queenstown. Lindis pass' Along the… Continue reading Risking Life and Limb to Ski in New Zealand

Schnauzer dog
blogging, craft

Making a Råtta Dog Toy

Some of you may know that we have a new puppy in our house and like all new puppies they are a bit of work, but bring lots of joy and happiness. And must be amused! The new puppy is not directly mine, but my daughter's. Due to the pandemic, we are frequently required to… Continue reading Making a Råtta Dog Toy

Norwegian hakking
Photography

Friendly Friday Weekly Challenge – The Colour Pink

Young girls are pretty much divided into two camps - generally speaking. You are either a PINK or a PURPLE girl. As each person's eye sees colour, and variations of hue, a little differently and individually to the next, what is one person's dreamy hue might be something another person intensely dislikes. Tassie Tulips Pink… Continue reading Friendly Friday Weekly Challenge – The Colour Pink

swedish design candles
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Friendly Friday – Comfort Food

My resourceful co-host Sandy from The Sandy Chronicles has allocated Comfort Food for the Weekly Prompt for Friendly Friday. Chocolate and raspberries are a match made in heaven. And for me, any kind of berry and a dash of chocolate in any form is comfort food. To save confusion, you can find the link to… Continue reading Friendly Friday – Comfort Food

Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Dissatisfaction

Are You Expecting Too Much? Is it time to evaluate or eliminate unreasonable rules and expectations. When we are feeling a bit dissatisfied with the way life is, we tend to make judgements about other's actions that are somewhat misaligned or skewed. We might miscontrue their intentions, place expectations on others and inadvertantly set up… Continue reading Dissatisfaction

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Architecture, Australia

Friendly Friday Challenge – Surprise

I am not that fond of social media, but I do use it. Sounds a bit hypocritical, doesn't it? I rather like the Facebook 'Memories' feature. It reminds me of what I was doing on that same date, in previous years. They are always happy memories. (I generally don't post sad ones). Last year at… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Surprise

Australia, blogging, Food, Mental Health, Philosophy

Hollow Online Experiences

When the internet came along, it was suggested that everything would be done online, from shopping to employment and communications. Individuals would not need to leave home to live their consumer lives. The public however, has shown that we are primarily social creatures and are reluctant to embrace a completely virtual lifestyle. Whilst online shopping… Continue reading Hollow Online Experiences

Cakes, cookies, biscuits and Home Bake, Community, Food

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge- Guest Post – Something Different

In addition to our regular posts, the Friendly Friday team at TheSandyChronicles and StPA, are featuring Guest Posts from Bloggers who contribute to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge. Ju-Lyn, a Singaporean blogger, from All Things Bright and Beautiful especially enjoys food and cooking, in addition to making 'purposeful choices, ' and has kindly contributed a… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge- Guest Post – Something Different

Cakes, cookies, biscuits and Home Bake, Community, Food

Discover a New Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

In these strange times of pandemic, we are called to act differently from the norm. We adjust our lifestyle to accommodate the lock downs and social distancing, according to our own countries. I like to think of it as the beginning of something new, rather than something lost. A New Kind of Photography Challenge With… Continue reading Discover a New Friendly Friday Photo Challenge