Elin Ersson. Her story came up on my social media feed last week. Major news networks picked up her live-stream video protest and blasted it across cyberspace. By now it has travelled the globe and been viewed by thousands of people. She is a student at Gothenburg University, Sweden. On Monday, 23 July she boarded a plane […]
This is one of my favourite early morning walk captures. It’s a surf boat being pushed out to sea by surf lifesavers honing their skills. Australian beaches can be dangerous for novice swimmers and for those who don’t follow a few simple rules, like swimming between the flags. The surf can be rough at times […]
Called 1,000 Cranes, this installation is by artists Ambient & Co. It was inspired by a Japanese legend that states 1,000 paper cranes in the home will bring happiness and eternal good luck. The cranes light up as visitors move through the space. As the crowd grows, the number of lit cranes also grow until […]
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental But diamonds are a girl’s best friend A kiss may be grand… but it won’t pay the rental on your humble flat Or help you at the automat Men grow cold as girls grow old And we all lose our charms in the end But square […]
Him: My friends and I have just started reading Lord of the Rings. Me: Really? You don’t find it too hard? H: Nah. It has old words like thus and nay and stuff. But that’s ok. M: what do you like about it? H: It looks really cool in my imagination. He had difficulties with […]
Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #7: Ocean
It was a beautiful morning. It was the first official day of the school break and I was also on leave from work. The sun was up and the sky was blue. I wanted to get out of the house and explore the city. But I think my husband and son needed a bit of […]
Giant clouds at Dee Why beach on a morning walk one weekend. The image was taken on the phone and edited using Hipstamatic. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday!
In the last month of spring you will see jacaranda trees bursting with lilac flowers along Sydney streets. My husband calls them a weed because they’re not native to the country. But I don’t care. I think they’re beautiful. The trees mean a lot to me. Especially because they came here from other parts of […]
Jane McGonigal is a games designer and creator of SuperBetter. She shares some insights about living life when all hope seems gone. In her TED talk she also promises to increase our lives by seven minutes by the end of it. Seven bonus minutes that we didn’t think we’d have. It is an intriguing idea. […]
Caught a young couple appreciating the sunrise. It was on one of my early morning walks with friends. “It’s not too shabby this morning,” my friend turned to me and smiled. Yes. Sometimes, it’s even glorious. Wishing you all a beautiful day. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.
Sydney has been home for more than 15 years. She may not be the most relaxing city. But goodness, she can be pretty. Even with giant neon lights shooting through the night sky. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #5: Home