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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 →

Joy in unexpected places

Joy in unexpected places, family, finding joy, finding peace, finding support, how to cope with family trauma,joy, Respite, soothe the soul, support for the terminally ill, support network, wild flowers, surviving hard times, resilient Finding Joy… I wrote this a week ago during a drive to visit family. A moment when thoughts just flowed. Since then there have been tragic news stories abounding which makes us want to hold loved ones closer. “…It has been an emotional few weeks visiting, supporting and driving from one end of an out-of-state […] Continue reading →

#simple thoughts

#simplethoughts, #simple thoughts, children, circle of friends, family, grandchildren, joy, memories, motivation, motivational, simple living, Thoughts from this day Yesterday the shortest day for us Down Under Today a grey and dismal dawning Yet…Later graced by sun to warm and skies of blue Hearing of dear old friend passing Yet…Remembering about his many deeds and kindnesses Realizing that the years roll on for all, young and old alike One moment […] Continue reading →

#Off Course

By AcrylicArtist@morgueFile free photos Tuesday 16 June…blown off course A fleeting moment I was amazed to see a precious sight The graceful flight A Monarch butterfly In winter Very much blown off course His colour was resplendent, not tattered at all Bright and richly hued his coat Hungry for his food Dipping into my lavender hedge and feasting on […] Continue reading →

#Change

#Change, retirement on a budget, staycation, holiday at home, adventure at home, mini holiday, holiday from home, free holiday from home, high tea at home romantic high tea at home Change… “To make something different. You can cause something to change, or you can bring change upon yourself.”… Google Business Dictionary Change When change is as good as a holiday Dust out those gorgeous china cups and use them more Change enlightens the spirit You are aching for a holiday, a change to the everyday […] Continue reading →

#Impressions. Sunday on a Winter’s Day

#Impressions. Sunday on a Winters'sDay. Winter fruits, seasonal fruit, citrus, oranges, lemons, clementines, mandarins, family fun, Impressions… Winter fruits in a bowl Bringing cheer A cold South wind Bringing Snow on the Alps Silently falling on some high flung Snow Fields For skiing enthusiasts For me though, I must find that oh so lightweight merino wool wrap cardigan from Aldi purchased for a song Ah, yes, it’s lovely and warm to […] Continue reading →

Thankful for these days

Thankful for these things, red roses, cheaper from Aldi 5 Random Things I am thankful for this day 1..Summer Fun and memories 2..Cool days a coming 3..New lavender buds-love them 4..Comfort food for a cool morning 5..Observations from being with little boys 1..Thankful for the lovely family and friend times we shared outdoors during our summer here in Australia. Summer fun, Beach fun, picnic […] Continue reading →

Wanting won’t get you there

Wanting won't get you there, study, nook, writing corner, inspiration “Want” So easy to say and yet so hard to get there. Sitting at my desk, one of my inspiration corners. …behind the story. I went for a walk yesterday to give out some leaflets in mail boxes in a suburb some distance away. Being a hot day I dreaded it but got on with […] Continue reading →

Fun times and teach the children

Fun Times and Teach the Children Driving to the hairdresser early this morning I had to remind myself that we now have a new school opened in a local street. Note to self was “watch out for the low speed zone” whereas for the last 20 something years we just drove without thinking… …and so my mind wandered…. It happens again, […] Continue reading →