Australia, blogging

Friendly Friday Challenge – Unique Treats

I was contextually reading about the 1800's, in Munster, Ireland, when I came across this: As part of the British colony, it [Munster], provided grain, meat and linens for booming English cities, while its own citizens faced poverty and sometimes starvation. This was particularly acute in the remote regions of Munster, where most families were… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Unique Treats

blogging, Travel

Værnes – To Hell and Back

Meet Hans Olav - a real Viking Despite not being a major airport, for some of us, it's rather fun landing over water, flying low into the fjord at Stjørdal, landing on a thin strip of land that juts out between the two arms of the sea. The airport itself has an interesting history dating… Continue reading Værnes – To Hell and Back

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Traditional Art in the Netherlands

Exactly where would you go to see traditional folk art in Europe?

On a trip to the Netherlands, in a village in the north, I discovered traditional folk art that inspired me to return home and create my own version of its simple but beautiful designs and colour schemes.

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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

Australia, blogging

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Look Back to the Future

Over half a century ago this happened: It's Friday 13th, one October, in the early seventies and it's raining hard, in torrents, as it does in summer in a tropical country, like Australia. Construction had started on the Sydney Opera House, (it took 14, instead of the predicted 4 years to complete) and Apollo 16… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Look Back to the Future

blogging, Painting, Traditional Art

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Time Capsule

Tãby Church, Stockholm Almost a decade ago, I was wandering around the backblocks of Stockholm's upmarket outer suburbs and discovered a place of significance in Viking times. A living Time Capsule. Rune Stone Causeway in Stockholm At around 100 metres long, the so-called Jarlabanke's bridge, in Täby, Sweden, is a causeway or bridge, lined with… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Time Capsule