Category Archives: memories

Sticks and stones will break your bones…


We all know the saying, and it’s got to be one of the most untrue statements we could ever be told. When I was fourteen years old, at that painfully awkward age when self image and self confidence were confusing … Continue reading

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Out of Order.


I created this image using several photo’s I took while on our recent trip. I wanted to challenge myself to do something a little bit creative with some of the sights we saw – to encompass a sense of the … Continue reading

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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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Home again! Back from our cruise.


Well I’m back on land again and thankfully it’s not moving! I was so worried about experiencing the after effects of cruising, like last time, but I’m happy to report that due to extremely calm seas I am NOT walking … Continue reading

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Of life, love and marriage…


Today, instead of talking about food (thank God they say!) I want to simply meander around through distant and sometimes murky puddles in my head. A little fill in…. My parents divorced when I was ten years old and my … Continue reading

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Images of America.


I have visited the US before – fifteen years ago, but this experience was different I suppose because we saw so many other areas this time. We drove from New York, though Pennsylvania, to Ohio, to Niagra falls, to New … Continue reading

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Back from America! “I survived…. a tornado!”


I’ve been sick and jetlagged, and just plain exhausted since getting back from our trip. I had no time to blog while we were away as it was just so hectic. We never had a days rest and practically FELL … Continue reading

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Giraffe girl, aggravating dishwashers and buffalo riding.


I measure my insomnia by the dishwasher, but that’s ok because we’re all a bit strange here. Tonight my daughter came in and announced “I am a third of a giraffe tall.” I can’t think where last I put that … Continue reading

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Ludovico Einaudi’s concert – Sydney 2013


I have not been to a music concert in years. Some people may find that strange, since I am a novice songwriter/musician and it’s so much a part of my life on a personal – keep me from going crazy … Continue reading

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