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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

Vaernes
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

Travel

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Airport Experiences

I don't know when it started, but I developed a ritual of taking a photo of the plane I was about to embark on, just before boarding. It was a nice record and demarcation in my endless reams of google photos I would take when travelling to multiple countries. After a while, this ritual became… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Airport Experiences

blogging, Motivational

Is a Blog an Online Journal?

"There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them." -Wayne Dyer Do you write in a journal? I've had many diaries - I just don't write in them, on a regular basis. To be truthful, I've started new journals more times than I can remember, being seduced… Continue reading Is a Blog an Online Journal?

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

Great Ocean Road, Australia
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Visiting Melbourne

Not just home to Victoria Bitter, or Tennis Australia’s epicentre, but every jar of Vegemite ever made and the largest Greek population outside of Athens, Melbourne is the world’s largest southernmost city. As the city navigates its way out of Covid, it's a good time to begin planning a trip there. Combine it with a… Continue reading Visiting Melbourne

Australia, blogging

Dog Friendly Cafes and Bars

Unlike a lot of Europe, dogs are not welcome at all eating venues around Australia. The select ones that do welcome dogs, were so few a decade ago that I started a social media group to identify and share information about their location. It now has almost 9000 members. That is a lot of folks… Continue reading Dog Friendly Cafes and Bars

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blogging, Community

Bloggers with a View Video – Market Day

Credit: Sandy from The Sandy Chronicles Our ongoing project with Vero, Sandy and other bloggers around the world continues. It's a really fun way of taking a trip around the world even when you are in lockdown. Bloggers with a View is the brainchild of Vero from LesFrenchChronicles. Something to Ponder About followed up later… Continue reading Bloggers with a View Video – Market Day

Fat Margaret Tower, Talliin
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Haunted House in Talliin

As the Schnauzer begins barking at the Trick and Treaters brave enough to go out in the storm, I am reminded of another creepy tail and wonder about the activities that might occur at a location on the other side of the world. The Devil's Window (Rataskaevu 16) There is a house at No. 16… Continue reading Haunted House in Talliin

lavender
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Lavender

Farming and rural communities are doing it tough in these times. Most of us recognize that. You will be be delighted and surprised at the hidden gems found in many country towns and rural areas that were formerly overlooked by the overseas obsessed traveling public. Amandine Lavender is one such gem near the central Queensland… Continue reading Lavender