Jackie at the the awesome World Wide Walkies blog, one of my favourite travel blogs, nominated me to participate in the Travel picture challenge. World Wide Walkies is a blogging gem, especially if your aspire to the nomad lifestyle with canine companions. The challenge is about visual images so we need to post a favourite … Continue reading Travel challenge – day 2
I love these guardians of adventure at the entrance to the Helsinki train station. How is everyone feeling now the year is slowly coming to a close? These last few weeks have felt even more hectic than usual, with end of year work and family demands. The arrival of summer heat has brought our weekend … Continue reading Sisu and Shimmering skies
Just a quick wish for peace, joy and contentment for everyone this Christmas no matter where you are and what you are doing!
I have been a bit missing in action of late but just thought I would write a quick post acknowledging Gravy day - 21st December. The closest thing we have to a grown up Australian Christmas song: Paul Kelly's How to make Gravy. A great song: (a bit dodgy posting this video but lets go … Continue reading Gravy day and Australian Christmas songs
I have been fascinated by Christmas Lights with music videos on YouTube for a long time. I thought it may be a good hobby for me. Of course I am very late in starting this hobby as the recommended time to start to build your layout is June but I am happy with how it … Continue reading A New Hobby
It has been a busy month. G and I both rashly decided to start projects at the start of November that really required a much earlier start but it was nice to be intensely busy with projects for those few weeks. G decided to play around with some integrated lights and music displays, general advice … Continue reading A bit of an update
This is it, I have decided to bite the bullet and have a go at a subscription box and here it is at last, the gum trees and galaxies book box. What is it? A quarterly box normally offered at the start of each changing season. You can order the box as a one off, … Continue reading Our eco book box is here
This week's arboreal themed post is focused on a tree close to home and despite it being considered an aggressive alien, it is a tree I am rather fond of. In my home town, one species of tree stands out above all others and has become so strongly associated with the garden city it has … Continue reading A green embrace
I have been a bit missing in action this last week. It has been a funny year, so little travel, not even a lot of weekend camping trips. Although we had made a conscious decision to give up travel that involved flying before the pandemic hit, I do still miss it even if I never … Continue reading Missing in action again – #BookSnap Sunday
Do trees have personalities, do they exude a sense of spirit, is it right to think of them as having a personality, of having an identity of some sort, probably not, but maybe if we thought more about them as a having a personality of sorts we might care more about them. It might be … Continue reading Old man Banksia rising like a phoenix from the flames.