A working clock from the 1400s

It’s the third oldest clock and oldest working clock in the world. Found in old town square, Prague. We walked past it many times, but kept missing the hour when the clock would chime! Just around the corner is the place where 27 Bohemian Protestants were executed for their part in a revolt against the... Continue Reading →

On the flight from Prague

To the young man behind me on the flight to London from Prague, Hello my friend. I couldn't help overhearing your conversation with that young woman next to you. You say you're from Prague and ask where she is from. She says she's from Newcastle, not London. She's polite and friendly, but is a little... Continue Reading →

An odd little duck

Some may say a duck in uniform is a little odd. But we think he’s charming. Spotted the soldier in Edinburgh🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 We were walking along the Royal Mile when my husband stopped at a shop window and pointed him out. He’s been ours ever since. For Becky’s Odd Squares Challenge

World Changer?

Photo by Porapak Apichodilok on Pexels.com I'm not sure how I'm changing the world. It's hard enough to change me. Everyone wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help mom do the dishes.P.J. O'Rourke, All the Trouble in the World We're headed to the end of bloganuary, and today the WordPress team is asking how... Continue Reading →

An Unforgotten Dream

I remember a vivid dream. I dreamt it many years ago. I was walking through a lush garden. In the dim light the trees and shrubs seemed to glow a vivid green. Running through the garden was a small stream that ended in a glittering pond. In that pond were koi of different colours. I... Continue Reading →

When The Wall Came Down

Photo by Morgana Bartolomei on Unsplash 9 November 1989. If I could time travel, I would go back to that date. I would head to Berlin and watch the wall come down. I was alive when it happened. I was 13 years old. We were living in Hobart. I had started my first year of high school. Our... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Zigzag

I’m still slowly going through the old Daily Post Photo Challenges. I’m now up to 1 August, 2014. The challenge was to show our interpretation of zigging and zagging. Here it is. A snippet of street art found in London. It was celebrating the NHS.

Fantastic time at the West End

One day to a newbeginning. Will you raise theflag of freedom high? The old songs have been going around in my head since we returned from watching Les Misérables on New Years Day. I've loved this musical since it came out in 1985. I must have been around nine or ten years old. I loved... Continue Reading →

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