Category Archives: life experiences

Quick trip down memory lane.


Yesterday on our way home dropping my mum off we drove through all the very fancy rich homes in the Vaucluse area where I worked as a nurse almost 26 years ago. On the spur of the moment I asked … Continue reading

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Trip to New Zealand in the snow in a campervan!


Recently we went on a long awaited ten day trip to New Zealand’s South island. Taking three of our adult children with us. Due to accommodation costs we decided to hire a campervan for the duration. Why not. It will … Continue reading

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Blood, sweat and bohemian tears.


I have been like a mad woman possessed these past few weeks. I don’t know what has come over me but for some reason I feel compelled to paint, which is something, in the past, that has never really struck … Continue reading

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The wall.


“Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” -khalil gibran I saw this quote on a fellow bloggers post  last night and the words rang so true for me. -https://ididnthavemyglasseson.com You KNOW when you are living a life that is … Continue reading

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Hot pokers,dead trees and Hoar Frost.


  I never realised just how lucky I am to have such a patient husband until a recent road trip I took with my daughter and the two grand kids to the snow…where there WAS no snow (Weep- it eluded … Continue reading

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The mental writing of eulogies.


  Last night- well, as late as 3 am I lay in bed mentally writing my 17 year sons eulogy. I imagined him dead in a ditch…car rolled down an embankment, sunk at the bottom of a cold cold lake, … Continue reading

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Our Travels to England and Ireland (part 2 – Wales and the South of England)


Upon arriving in Holyhead after catching the ferry across from Dublin we had the choice to go either left towards the North of England or right towards Wales.  Nothing was planned you see.  This was to be an entirely “where … Continue reading

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Grabbing life by the………….. :)


I can’t even begin to explain how excited and nervous I feel at the moment. In three weeks’ time my husband and I are going on a long awaited trip for five weeks to Ireland, Wales, the UK and Scotland. … Continue reading

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Ghosts : I am both a skeptic and a believer.


Last night Shai (my now 19 year old daughter) and I sat and had a long discussion for the first time about our experiences which occurred for a period of nearly two and a half years in the previous house … Continue reading

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When life steers you in a direction…


The other night my husband and I went for a late evening walk with the dog. It was just getting on dark and when we arrived the park looked pretty deserted save for a young couple we saw in the … Continue reading

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