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blogging

The Yin and Yang Opposites SOCS

Opposites - Opposing; the antithesis of another. On a writing assignment yesterday, I met a father and daughter who were extreme opposites. The father, a rough diamond, raw, with unkempt greying hair, various tattoos and sometimes the language to go with it. Unsophisticated, one might say, but true to who he was. A muso by… Continue reading The Yin and Yang Opposites SOCS

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blogging

Has the World Gone Entirely Crazy?

As if Covid isn't enough to contend with, have you ever had one of those days when nothing seems to go as it should? Where it seems the forces of the Universe are set against anything going smoothly? Yes, it was one of those. Things happened. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com Chaos Rules or… Continue reading Has the World Gone Entirely Crazy?

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Book review, Community

Summer Reading

Summer in Australia, means that many of us can use the excuse of the heat, to relax inside the air-con with a good book, guilt free. And if you are anything like me, it would usually be a good crime novel that you reach for. As my summer is now over, I thought I'd share… Continue reading Summer Reading

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Community, Environment

All Sorts of Crap and the PKR

It was a Saturday morning, 2012 and my phone rang impatiently. When I picked it up, an unfamiliar voice asked, "Is that Amanda?" "That is me," I answered. "Yeh?" [pause] " It's Susie. I' ve got your crap here." "Sorry," I said, about to hang up, thinking that this was a prank call. But then… Continue reading All Sorts of Crap and the PKR

Community

Tenants Rights or Wrongs?

An Unwelcome Intrusion A day or so ago, an email arrived in my inbox which shook me up. Not initially of course, but as you will soon discover, people can be unpredictable as can our reactions. The email was from the property agent advising me that an unnamed person and their property representative wanted to,… Continue reading Tenants Rights or Wrongs?

Community

Weekend Writing Prompt – Heartbeat

Can you smell that? I questioned my husband. More interested in the television screen, his reply was an inaudible mumble. "Those kids are smoking," I hissed. "The rules were the rules, after all." I'd had misgivings about hosting a party for my daughter Kim and her teenage school friends, but she'd convinced me they'd stick… Continue reading Weekend Writing Prompt – Heartbeat

Book review, Community, History & Traditions

New Ebook Scandinavian Mystery – Book Review

I have previously been a beta tester for an author who lives in Denmark, and writes in English, I would like to spread the work about one of her books, which I have read, which is now on Kindle, downloadable for free. This novel is set in Denmark and Sweden and paints a portrait of… Continue reading New Ebook Scandinavian Mystery – Book Review