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
Thank you to Jackie at the the awesome World Wide Walkies blog, one of my favourite travel blogs, for nominating 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. Jackie has also published some wonderful travel memoirs, I … Continue reading Travel Challenge – day 1
A bit of end of year blogging tidy up. So how did my reading plans for 2020 go? I joined in Turtle Recall the discworld reading challenge hosted by Annemieke at A Dance with Books and to be honest I only managed to re-read three Terry Pratchett novels in 2020; the first witches novel, Equal Rights, followed … Continue reading Reading
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
“... the more complex they made their world, the less capable they were of dealing with it. They had no means of consensus. They learnt to co-operate constructively in small units; but only destructively in large units. They aspired greedily, and then refused to face the responsibilities they had created. They created vast problems, and … Continue reading Classic Sci-fi on #BookSnapSunday
Just thought I would write about one of the best tips for making camping bathroom life easier and for reducing plastic use. It is the simplest thing to do and that is to switch to using a bar soap. When you combine the bar soap with a soap saver scrubbie bag it is even simpler. … Continue reading Bar life on the Granite Belt – (soap bar that is).