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Environmental Cost of Screen Time

The Environmental Cost of Emails Many of our activities produce carbon emissions. Not everyone realises that even a humble email or google search contributes to the impact of worldwide carbon emissions, and it is one that we can change. …everything and every aspect of life has a carbon footprint – no matter how small or… Continue reading Environmental Cost of Screen Time

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Australia, blogging

The Bees Knees

When Greg North, Liaison officer for the Northside Beekeepers, first became interested in a new hobby, he was surprised to find little information for those new to keeping bees. However, that changed when he found the associations of Beekeepers, a group that's been supporting apiarists and others interested in the management of European Honey bees… Continue reading The Bees Knees

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blogging

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

Akaroa
Travel

Friendly Friday Challenge- Meet Jan and John

"We have more in common than we often realise." Christchurch - 2 weeks before the first earthquake, Cathedral square Just two weeks before the first dreadfully unexpected earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, way back in 2010, a Kiwi friend had hooked me up to meet Jan and John - two residents of this fair city,… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge- Meet Jan and John

blogging, Community, Photography, Travel

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Mountain Top

Kakani 1988 It was a perfect afternoon on a perfect mountain top, 30 km west of Kathmandu in Nepal. We'd travelled in the back seat of an ageing and dusty Black Toyota sedan to Kakani. The lack of seat belts in the car might have given an inkling of the car's advanced age, but it… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Mountain Top

Australia, Environment, History & Traditions

April Fool Ghost

"So I woke up and my beautiful Schnauzer pup is laying on the back patio covered in dirt with a rabbit in his mouth. The rabbit's not bloody, just dirty. My neighbor's kids raise blue ribbon rabbits. I instantly knew it was one of theirs. 😢 I took the rabbit away from my dog, rushed… Continue reading April Fool Ghost

Mental Health, Motivational

Minding our Minds through Mindfulness

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." -John Milton Mindfulness We hear it all the time. Mindfulness. The advice to practise mindfulness as a way to deal with troublesome thoughts. Why does Mindfulness help? It’s impossible to stay strong when you’re rehashing something… Continue reading Minding our Minds through Mindfulness

blogging, Photography, Travel

Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge – On the Way

Even though few people are currently travelling, most of us have travel stories about our global adventures, that we can re-visit through writing and photographs. Welcome back to the Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge, where I challenge you to create a post and share your stories, photographs, or memories, that you experienced 'On the Way,' to,… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge – On the Way

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Environment

The Future – the Facts

Photo by Trace Hudson on Pexels.com What the future will be like is a contentious issue, as it is not about what has been, but what might happen. There are those who choose to deny it, who find it overwhelming or depressing, who stick their heads in the sand and conversely, those who are moved… Continue reading The Future – the Facts