That Famous Arnolfini Portrait

I’d seen it in textbooks. Read about how remarkable this work was for it’s time (1434). I never dreamed I’d see the real thing. But there it was, just hanging there as casually as you please. I was quite delighted to stumble upon it at the National Gallery. For Becky’s Monday Portrait

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My Superpower

All the quirks you’ve spent years trying to hide, they are actually your superpowers; they’re what set you apart. They don’t make you better. They don’t make you worse. They make you you, and only you can be that. Oliver Stark, Actor I don’t want to fly. I don’t want super human strength. I definitely […]

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A Place To Call Home

Home. It’s more than a place to shelter and sleep. It is a place where we are accepted for who we are and can feel like we belong. I think we all need one. I think it’s part of our human condition to long for one. So imagine if you were one day forced to […]

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5 Life Lessons

Life is all about lessons and learning from them. It sounds like a trite cliché, but I do wish I knew in my teens what I know now. I’ve compiled not one, but five hard won wisdom that I think everyone can benefit from. It’ll get rather messy if you open a Coke can after […]

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Flower of the day

It’s an old memory from Australia. There were orchids outside my in-laws’ caravan. The image was taken on the phone and edited using Hipstamatic. It’s for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

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Overcoming a challenge

I struggle with my emotions. They enrich my life, but there are times when they can be terrifyingly strong and dangerous. Especially when they’re not based on anything real. They scream terror when there is no need for it. They can catch a passing thought and veer from intense love, to anger, to joy and […]

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Texture

For the old Daily Post Photo Challenge. The challenge for August 8, 2014 encouraged us to explore the textures around us. I liked the juxtaposition of the crunchy fallen leaves and the rough footpath. The image was taken this autumn and edited using Hipstamatic 🍂

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One fine ordinary day

Ordinary. My ideal day looks like any other ordinary day. Preferably a Saturday. Back in Australia it started with a sunrise walk by the beach with friends. They did it for exercise. I really did it for the amazing light, their company and the açai bowl waiting for me at the end. We talk and […]

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Emoji(s)

Love them to bits. They can express things quickly in ways words can’t. 😁 is my favourite. But there is also 🥰 and 🥳 and 👍. And let’s not forget these 🙌 and 👏. We used to have quite a capable foreign minister back in Australia with a flair for emoji use. Although it did […]

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To live boldly

boldly/ˈbəʊldli adverb in a confident and courageous way; showing a willingness to take risks. in a way that is characterised by having a strong, vivid, or clear appearance The Oxford English Dictionary I think living boldly means to live courageously. Not to cower in fear at every life decision, but to take opportunities as they […]

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