Australia

A Covid Wedding

Getting engaged six months before a Covid pandemic begins was always going to get complicated. Choosing a wedding date back then, (before Covid), seemed so simple, as long as this particular engaged couple gave both sets of parents enough notice to organise travel to Australia, from their home in Malaysia. Perhaps it isn't widely known… Continue reading A Covid Wedding

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Australia, Community, Mental Health

I was only just saying….

Sometimes a word or two can spark an outrage or can offer comfort. Other times words might even be prophetic. Unfortunately, it seems the later is the case. I write about Australia's Covid-free bubble and cautioned that we shouldn't become too complacent and forget hygiene measures. At New Year's Eve, I noticed people were fast… Continue reading I was only just saying….

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blogging, Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

A New Year and Dealing with Intense Emotions

Christmas time may be a source of stress or joy. Compounding those yuletide stresses, the Covid pandemic continues to rage, so there was little cause for joy in many parts of the world. Marlene inspired me to think of the year's outcomes in terms of 'gifts,' some good and of course, some bad. We'd do… Continue reading A New Year and Dealing with Intense Emotions

Australia, blogging

How is Australia like Europe?

Often time in comments with other bloggers, we compare our lives in various parts of the world. People approaching retirement seek a lifestyle change. Country folks who have farmed all their lives will often move to the city whilst city dwellers move to the beach or a quiet country areas. In selecting where we live… Continue reading How is Australia like Europe?

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Preparing a Music Trivia Night in a Pandemic

Musicians Our Neighbours at the Home by the Sea would like a Music Trivia night. Not having been at a trivia night for decades, let alone hosting one, I consulted the net: as one does when one has a question, these days. Pandemic Limitations Photo by Ellie Burgin on Pexels.com I need to stress I… Continue reading Preparing a Music Trivia Night in a Pandemic

blogging, Community, Motivational

Sunday Sayings – Focus in Isolation

From The Treasury of Proverbs and Epigrams, kindly given to me by LeggyPeggy comes these wisdoms: It may be hard to work, but it must be harder to want.Employment is natures' physician.The confidence of ability is ability. and finally, Learn the luxury of doing good. Counteracting the Negative Feeling pessimistic about the future of the… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Focus in Isolation