Comfort

Sometimes a cup of tea and good company can do the trick… Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #35: Comfort

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Because we should matter

Natalie Wood. They say she was the woman Sydney forgot. When police found her in 2011 beside her bed, she would have been 87 years old. She had died eight years earlier, but no one thought to check on her. So there she stayed for almost a decade until her body was found. While all […]

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The dessert is called a Pavlova

Or a “Pav”. It is a meringue-based dessert topped with whipped cream and fruit that is almost Australia’s national dish. Although New Zealanders would like to claim it was invented in their country first. The dessert was created in honour of the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, when she toured Australia and New Zealand in the […]

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Sunset

Appreciating the sunset. Taken on the train ride home many years ago. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #34: Sunset

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The Quick Fox

It’s after dinner. We’re sitting outside on the balcony. The citronella candles are lit to keep the mosquitos away and the cricket is on the television. I turn to my husband and say, “Quick. Give me an article, an adjective and a noun. I’m going to write a blog post about it.” “The” “Okay.” “Quick” […]

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Fall

It’s still summer in Australia. Autumn is some months away. The image was captured a while ago when the leaves fell. I can’t wait for the cooler weather. It’s been a hot summer. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #33: Fall

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Happy, happy, joy, joy

Only the good stuff today. I was flicking through a book of writing prompts by the Daily Post a couple of weeks ago. I hit the prompt for March 28 and I stopped. It asked: We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear…and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy? […]

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Faces

This image of Australian actor, Guy Pearce, was the winner of the People’s Choice award at last year’s Archibald Prize exhibition. “I see profound depth of emotion and some sadness in Guy’s eyes, however, his gaze is direct and bold. It was this curious melding of uncompromising determination and a certain boyish sweetness that led […]

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