Category Archives: Odds & ends

Capturing and sharing photo-stories

Have you ever had to sit through someone’s slide night and feign interest in their last trip to wherever? Images one to 20 were great, 20 – 40 were getting a little tedious, and by number 50, someone was making … Continue reading

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Ruby

Every year, around mid December, Ruby becomes an important part of our family life. I have never met her, in fact, I have no idea who she was. Two things I do know though. The first is that she was a … Continue reading

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The Owl House

There is a tiny village near Cradock, South Africa which goes by the delightful name of Nieu-Bethesda. Looking on the map, it looks no different to many other sleepy villages that one may come across and which are rarely enticing … Continue reading

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R U OK day

Today is “R U OK?” day in Australia. What does this mean? Well it is a day when people are invited to stop and think about those around them and to ask – “Are you OK?”. Quite often, those who mentally … Continue reading

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Country mail

Someone has gone to considerable trouble to construct this lovely, inviting little cottage mailbox. The detail is lovely – contrasting paint on the veranda makes it so welcoming, along with the rays of sunshine (ah….. and a cobweb or two!) … Continue reading

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Weekend mechanic

Where has the time gone? It has been nearly two months since I put a post on this blog! I will blame the short winter days (it always puzzles me how I seem to get more done in summer, yet the … Continue reading

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Travel theme: unexpected shoe post

Sydney is a typical large city in that it has some beautiful areas and some not so great. It has quiet spaces with trees and lawns and busy streets filled with traffic and noise. A recent trip along a very busy road … Continue reading

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