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A moment in time

Fleeting sight through the dappled shade of stately trees

A man walking
Red setter dogs on long leash in one hand
Long Whipper snipper brush cutter in the other hand

I could have imagined it were a laird on his croft
Or a master of his estate
Tramping his lands

Minutes later I heard and saw this same man about his gardening and handyman duties at an Assisted Living residence.

It is so still here beyond these old stones. Just a narrow entrance which is so easily driven past and missed. Yet looking through the wire fence of the tennis court parking lot and beyond the bushes, Sydney city traffic flows.

Safety glasses on and a big shady sun hat.
His brush cutter roaring, seemingly at odds in this setting.
Dogs safely tethered out of sight near the gates at a distance, no doubt enjoying their moment of bliss. Snapping at and devouring the shifting gusts of wind.

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Have you ever just paused on an ordinary day and observed what is happening around you. Really taken in the moment?

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One brief moment in time.
The “pause button”
A brief escape to another time and another place

Refreshment for the soul on a Tuesday

Now what do I need to do in this my home.
Well there is a cake I could bake
There is another shrub to plant to complete the hedging
There are weeds to pull
Fertilizer of the Cow Manure variety to be sprinkled and watered in
Cane mulch to be spread around the shrubs
Tis a very messy and itchy job even with a face mask on
Some carpets and stairs to be vacuumed …

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All the above done except for the cake. I can always eat a muesli bar! :)
Muscles creaking from an overload of bending….you know how it is when you start with one thing and it just snowballs.

But such a great feeling on a Wednesday night walking into a clean house. It makes the creaky-ness worth it.

Even more so for next time with cake

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Finding Beauty in the Broken

Finding beauty in the broken, beauty in brokenness, circle of friends, family, Finding beauty in the broken, how to find inner beauty, How to see inner beauty, kintsugi, Life is a mosaic, Texas, Wellness ,Memories Whilst having a quiet day home today I came upon an interesting article. It made me think. About life, people and things. But let’s take a few steps back some years to when my son and his wife came visiting from Texas. Texas shares it’s border with Mexico, so naturally there is quite a connection […] Continue reading →


#resilience, resilience, , poppies, fragile, poppy, Chocolate chia pudding and then horror, chocolate chia pudding recipe, family, home made, Lindt Cafe, Martin Place siege , Quinoa, support network, Australia, chia recipes , sadness, emergency personnel , save lives, protect lives, mourning, Australian flag, patriot, Aussie , national pride, old apple tree, apple blossom, Moorlands farm Words for this day in Australia. Resilience. Support. Life can be fragile ….like the poppy. My version of resilience in a tough environment. Planted nearly fifty years ago on a farm. An apple tree. Love and care. Wordless Wednesday Continue reading →


Connection, thankful Thursday, Flowers, wild flowers, Black-eyed Susan, field of wild flowers, contemplation, thankfulness, thank you, Gods gift, are we thankful, child like, serving, learning, mother, dandelions, togetherness, teaching, life, together, laundry, gift of love, gift of thankfulness Browsing Thursday Blogs to connect and link with I came upon this gem. It ties in well with my last post on having gratitude on an ordinary day….the writer commences ” Let’s start this post by complaining, shall we? Life is hard. Life is a challenge. Life is not always sunny days, happy kids, and […] Continue reading →

Choc Chip Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies with love, choc chip cookies, choc chip cookies recipe, choc chip biscuits, homemade, homemade cookies, homemade biscuits, bulk biscuit recipe, make your own sweetened condensed milk, Simple Savings, sweetend condensed milk recipe, cooking with children, baking with children, family time, home schooling and baking with children, home school and cook with children, Reflection… Now this story started after our birthday cum Father’s Day family get together this last weekend. I was thinking back to our lovely time spent together. Then I thought “O bother” now why didn’t I take a photo of the lovingly laid out table. So a hasty email was sent “Hi Paula, any chance […] Continue reading →

Fathers, Family and Friends

Fathers, family and Friends, Father's Day, family time, consumerism, commercialised, family catch up time, home made afternoon tea, family time at home, children's games, no fuss party, grandparents and family time, grandparent, grandparents, how to enjoy family time at home, journey of life , life is a journey, life is an unfinished map, life is an unfinished road map Fathers, Family, Friends Father’s Day was celebrated on Sunday gone here in Australia. It always happens on the first Sunday of September, the beginning of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a time when I truly would prefer not to visit the shops as there are such a number of people about, with car […] Continue reading →


Remember, cancer, peace, help and support for cancer, family support, women and cancer, Today I have just a few little lines on “to remember” From Webster Dictionary re·mem·ber verb : to cause (something) to come back into your mind : to keep (information) in your mind : to not forget (something) Today I remember Those who would love to feel the dew on the grass again To walk […] Continue reading →

Rose of Jericho…a lesson

Rose of Jericho...a lesson, life giving water, gift of love Today I share with you an email received from our son in Texas Mum Thought you’d like this time lapse video of the plant called the Rose of Jericho. With water it goes from a dried up tumbleweed to a beautiful fern over a couple of hours. I watched it and was thinking that people […] Continue reading →