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 […]
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. […]
“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” Barbara Kingsolver It’s good advice. Work out what you want to say and just […]
My mother once told me we don’t really move to a country when we step off the plane. We may be physically there, but the process of settlement, of truly arriving and finding your home in a foreign land is much akin to swimming there. “The toughest time is when you are half way. You […]
I went to visit George one afternoon. He is 95 years old now. But he was a young man when he enlisted in 1941 and was sent to Papua New Guinea to fight the war in the Pacific. He was a Group 1, Specialist Wireless Operator. “You know, the one who knew all the dots […]
It started last year. The double bass player at our son’s school was in year six and about to leave. The strings and orchestra group was soon going to be without that deep sound that rounds out their music. There’s no glory in the double bass. They play the rhythm as the rest of the […]
Found near Hawker Lane in Chatswood. It’s a food court where we can get sushi and miso soup, ripped noodles with braised chicken and vegetables. You will find food from all over Asia there. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday!
155 years ago, four Irish nuns, trained in France, got on a ship and landed in Melbourne. They were Sisters of the Good Shepherd, an order that started in France only a few decades before by one woman, Sister Mary Euphrasia Pelletier. These Sisters were sent to provide support and safe housing for women and girls marginalised […]
Hello WordPress editors. Just wanted to thank you for all your efforts behind the scenes in building this supportive blogging community. I did not know what to expect when I started blogging. But the Daily Post helped me post weekly for more than a year and connected me to hundreds of other bloggers around the […]
A year and five days ago, I published my first post on this blog! I cannot believe I have been posting weekly for more than a year. And that many of you stuck around to read it! I just wanted to say thank you for your “likes”, encouragement and thoughtful comments along the way. I […]
Found one day on a walk around the neighborhood. The twisted petals looked like whipped cream. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge: Twisted
It was a beautiful day in the sunshine. We were driving past a rural area of Tasmania. Came across fields that seem to glow yellow beneath that blue Tassie sky. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.