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Alexa has written 94 articles so far, you can find them below.

Anzac morning in the country

Anzac morning in the country, red poppies, rememberance, Anzac Day, Anzac in Australia Anzac Day, a public holiday celebrated mainly in Australia and New Zealand to remember those who served and died in WW1 as depicted in our newspapers and Poppies used as a symbol of remembrance For us it was a drive in the country from Bawley Point to Sydney early on Anzac morning… Queen Anne’s Lace […] Continue reading →

Love of the family

Love of the Family, caring for the aged, ageing parents, love is patient , love is kind, Love my family No matter the ills Keep on keeping on With patient explaining With patient explaining With hugs and support For years long ago we needed support …Now turns the tide Young must support the aged. Then too also With loving concern To strengthen and cheer The younger in need… Remember to hug your […] Continue reading →

World Health Day

tropical diseases, health, bee hives, World health day, W.H.O., vector diseases, bees, bee hive, ecology, herb garden, fruits, bee loving plants, planting for bees, WHO…World Heath Organisation A bit of trivia information for you today… Google was my friend today taking me to Wikipedia, every man’s fount of knowledge and easy to understand. There I just learnt that on April 7 every year W.H.O. celebrates “world health day”. This commenced in 1950 being the year before I was born….and […] Continue reading →

Starry night in the country

Starry night in the country, stars, night sky, country driving, night driving, fuel economy, earth in space Starry night in the country…and travelling in a fuel efficient car…..we took the small car!…Do you think before you travel? Last night we had to do an unexpected trip down from Sydney to past Goulbourn and back again. We left after work driving into the evening sun and me being the first driver wished that […] Continue reading →

Just a simple day

Just a simple day, simple life, simple living, Life style, Lifestyle, time to wonder, garden chores autumn garden chores, meditate, meditation, yellow, cassia, Autumn rains, mulch “A simple day today with the three elements which we at times take for granted in our busy days….so today we simply pause, breathe, wonder, and absorb…” I wrote and posted this in April and had cause to re read my thoughts after seeing a visitor in the Stats to my blog from Russia today […] Continue reading →

What does Simple Living mean

International World Permaculture Day, What is simple living, simple living with children, story time with children, simple living , rain, nature walk in your garden, nature walk, open your eyes, blue skies, new start, lavender, bees Google. “What does Simple Living mean” “”simple living Web definitions Simple living encompasses a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one’s lifestyle. These may include reducing one’s possessions or increasing self-sufficiency, for example. Simple living may be characterized by individuals being satisfied with what they need rather than want. … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Living”” The above is […] Continue reading →


Contentment, simple living, be content Google. A useful tool in my search for “What does CONTENTMENT mean” The first hit that came up was this… noun:- a state of happiness and satisfaction. “She found contentment in living a simple life…” In the country In the city In a busy suburban street In the vast outback During good times During bad […] Continue reading →


Declutter, down size, decluttering home, declutter mind, sort , minimise, prepare garden, Autumn garden,clean house, Declutter… Releasing the old to make way for new …to renew …to refresh Declutter is a word for this modern word. Why? We have so much We are so busy, We are too busy to deal with it We want more, always more Never satisfied with the today We want tomorrow and more tomorrow Instead […] Continue reading →

Autumn makes for memories

Autumn makes for memories, beach, sand, ocean, holidays, children , laughter, family Memories flitting through my brain as I do my pile of ironing this beautiful autumn morning, like moving grains of sand on a beach. There one moment then gone. Like life, fleeting. Little boy’s words….in tunnel driving to airport with two and a half year old little boy in back seat saying over and over […] Continue reading →


Eucalyptus , anti-bacterial, deodorise , deodorize, kills germs , room freshener, bed freshener, shoe deodorizer, eucalyptus trees, eucalyptus oil, essential oil. Essential oils, Blogging on Friday Eucalyptus …a simple word Australian bush scents But oh so many uses… A refreshing scent… What ever the brand…be it Bosisto’s, or Double”D” or the Aldi brand or a Bunnings brand That’s how this post came about! I’m pottering round downstairs with all the doors wide open for it is a beautiful […] Continue reading →