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The Year That Was

It’s inevitable. With the end of each year, comes the long lists of achievements, the dissertations of regret,  the (sometimes even longer) and lists of resolutions for the upcoming year. I promise I’ll stop this. I promise to do that. I promise… I promise I won’t go on forever. Regrets? I have a few – mostly…

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Photo Friday: Food, Fun and My Own Book Shop

Food: Christmas dinner, leftovers and homemade shortbread (thanks, Cheryl).   Fun: The whole family is on holidays, with chances to play board games, a bonus D&D night and movie marathons. The new Labyrinth game I got for Christmas…   Not so fun: Recent storms brought downed trees and temporary power cuts through Adelaide. Luckily we…

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Escaping Reality.

I’ve been putting off writing today’s blog post. So much has happened over the past week. My mind is still reeling. There’s been a lot of contemplation on serious and soul-searching subjects. We need a reprieve. On Friday, I posted photographs of my garden. I needed cheering up. Today, I just wanted to post pictures…

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I Blinked and Almost Missed It: On Getting Old.

I’ve finally admitted it. I’m getting older. It’s a strange feeling. My mind still plays tricks on me. “Go on, the night’s still young,” it urges. “It’s only just gone midnight. Remember that time we stayed up til morning…” or “Twelve hour gaming session? No problems! We’ve done forty-eight straight before. This is a piece of…

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Photo Friday: An Ancient Devon Rex

I never thought I was a cat person. After long deliberation, I think I am a specific cat person. Not just any cat will do. And, like my human relationships, it takes a long time to deal with endings. Yesterday marked one year after the loss of my dear Tisha. She was twenty-two years old. That…

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This is how I Roll (play)

Good afternoon everyone. <Pulls curtains closed and grabs the crumbling remains of birthday cake.> Apologies for a late post today. Last night we celebrated my Dearheart’s birthday. We played board games, with fabulous friends, until one in the morning. Today my body is reminding me it’s not keen on truncated sleep. <Pours another cup of…

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Ideas Photo Shoot: History and Nature

One of the exciting things about living in South Australia is the history. When I moved here I discovered something: South Australians are very proud of their heritage, part of this is discovering not only settlement history but native history as well.  The week I was invited, as part of the local writers group, to a…

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