“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Grateful. What a perfect prompt to end the month-long daily Discover prompts! I am so very grateful to the WordPress editors who carefully curated each prompt […]Read More Thank you!
I’ve skipped photo challenge #96. It was asking me for my 2012 highlights. It would have been too difficult to compile! 😆 Here is a photo of me in active wear instead. I had resolved to get fit many times without much success. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #97: ResolvedRead More Resolved
Truths are unmasked whenever we face difficulties. Our struggles can often be painful opportunities to learn and grow. I have listed five things this period of isolation is teaching me. Value of friendship We moved to London about five months ago. A few weeks later we were told to stay at home. All places where […]Read More 5 things I’m learning from this pandemic
A care package of Tim Tams and vitamins came in the mail today! My parents sent some supplies from Australia. I walked twice today. Once to the pharmacy. Another time to the supermarket in the next suburb. The sun was out. It was a warm blue sky day. It felt wonderful. The morning sun outside […]Read More Project 2020: Week #17
The rain on the window makes it hard to focus on the street outside. After days of glorious sunshine, the rain came today. They say it will stay for the week. It should make me more focussed on life inside our small flat. But I find my mind wandering to better days and bluer skies. […]Read More Hard to focus
I found this billboard on our walk around our neighbourhood today. What is community if not a larger team? One that includes all who inhabit that group and hopefully lets them participate and contribute to its functioning. “Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” Helen Keller Discover Prompts #27: TeamRead More Just a larger team
Discover Prompt #26: HiddenRead More Found them!
The beach was only a thirty minute drive from my home in the leafy green suburbs of the lower North Shore. We lived in a small apartment block overlooking a park. We knew most of our neighbours. V. and L. on the ground floor. J. and D. and their two children just below us. Our […]Read More Enchanting mornings
It was the last time my son and I went to Hobart, my hometown, before we moved to London. These beauties were in my parents’ living room to welcome us. For Debbie’s Six Word SaturdayRead More My mother shows love through flowers
I introduced our son to this classic when he was eight years old. We spent an afternoon at Chatswood library and spotted the book in the comics section. I enjoyed the series when I was growing up and thought a bit of rebellion and bad puns were exactly what our young boy needed. The story […]Read More That magic elixir
Dear Aggie, I’ve jotted down a few helpful tips to keep you in good stead for the next few years. You’ve survived the past few decades with some drama and a lot of love. And I thought it was time to remind you of some lessons you’ve learned along the way. 1. If you eat […]Read More Note to self
“Mum, he’s coming to eat you!” “Arrggghhh!” A rather staged surprise many years ago when he was young and still ours. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #95: SurpriseRead More Surprise