Australia, blogging

Wisdom and New Year Beginnings -2022

As tempting as it is to recount the highlights of 2021 and the relative freedom we enjoyed in most of Australia; to do that now in the midst of the opening of the Covid floodgates that are occurring, this minute in our country, seems unfeeling and irrelevant. Australia was lucky - we had our bubble… Continue reading Wisdom and New Year Beginnings -2022

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Australia, blogging, Travel

Life is Normal Down Under

Australia has been likened to Nazi Germany! Is it true? As an Australian, you'd have to question the rationale of such a comparison. Yet this is the power of media to sway opinion and spread propaganda and fear across the world. Decide for yourself: Here's a snapshot of my life in Australia Nazi Germany: This… Continue reading Life is Normal Down Under

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?