Thursday, June 20, 2019

Day 3527 - The National Bonsai and Penjing Collection

From big things little things grow

With the bestie in town we headed to the National Arboretum to check out the view and enjoy some fine dining at their Conservatory Restaurant. With such an incredible outlook over Canberra we wandered to their back deck area for the mandatory photo session which lead us past the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Day 3521 - Jet Boating in Sydney Harbour

It's time to get back to my "things to do for 50" list

You might recall at the start of the year I created a little FIFTY blog series that included Fabulous, Inspiration, Fitness, Travel, Youthfulness (FIFTY).

Well, when I lost my mojo, I really lost my mojo for everything, including my zest for life. I have it back to some degree and last weekend I got to add to the Youthfulness component via Oz Jet Boating on Sydney Harbour.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Day 3514 - Hello Mojo!

I do believe my magical energetic powers may be slowly returning

It's been a long time since I've felt any energy towards my own projects.  The magazine is over 6 months late and my books have been lying dormant in my garage without a distributor, any advertising or any great desire to get them back "out there".  My consultancy business is all but shut down.

But little by little my mojo is returning.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Day 3507: The stuff I learned this week

They say we learn something new everyday ...

I've learned that no matter how many times you rake the leaves, they just keep falling.
Best to just wait until the tree is bare.
I've learned a few things in the last seven days.  Little reminders that it's not all black and white in this thing we call life.  Perception and perspective is everything. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Day 3500 - The things I'm looking forward to

We all need something to look forward to.

The city view from the Novotel Sydney where I'll spend two nights with the bestie

I'm finding it weirdly difficult to get out of bed of a morning.  Is it the Canberra cold? Is it my current medication? Is it the hug I was given from friends?

It's none of the above.  This has been creeping up on me for months.  I'm not used to it because I was always that girl that launched out of bed at 5.00am with much enthusiasm to seize the day.  I don't feel much like seizing anything right now. That bothers me.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Day 3493 - Hugs are the best form of therapy - even if they're not actually hugs

Did you know you could hug someone without actually being in their presence?

A card I received from some members of my village
Last week a great big box arrived at the front door and it was heavy.  It was addressed to me but because I couldn't carry it up the stairs I left it there thinking the hubster could carry it for me.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Day 3486 - A Guest Post by Denyse Whelan

Today I hand the blog over to this lady ...

Our in real life catch up last October
As per my post of last week, sometimes it takes a village. There are different villages from which we can rely on in life.  There's our family, our different pockets of real life friends, our colleagues and then there is the online villages that we bloggers create which we often refer to as our "tribe".

Denyse is part of the tribe that forms my online village. I'm not having the greatest week, so instead of being a sad sack on this Lovin' Life Thursday Denyse offered to take over Deep Fried Fruit for the day.  Thanks Denyse!

Denyse writes about how she has created her online village through blog link ups.

Over to you Denyse ...

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Day 3479 - The princess birthday

This little lady celebrates another year of life today 

Monday as I picked her up from school she proudly announced it was only 3 sleeps until her birthday.  But then she wondered, was it actually 5 sleeps because her party was on Saturday?

I assured her it was 3 sleeps until her birthday but birthdays last a few days so that you can celebrate properly.   I then whispered that birthdays last a week at my house so we might continue to celebrate for a few extra days next week as well ... including the extra birthday "party" afternoon tea at our house Sunday ... but don't tell anyone.  

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Day 3472 - ANZAC Day 2019

Today we acknowledge those who fought for us and continue to serve

The Battle of Lone Pine

Last year the lad had to create an exhibit for Year 9 SOSE depicting something from World War I.  After a visit to the War Memorial he chose to recreate their Battle of Lone Pine diorama.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Day 3465 - The Easter Edition

Happy Easter!

Easter is quite an interesting time of year.  Whether you participate in the religious side or not, the Easter holidays in themselves are quite the topic of conversation.

Water cooler talk this year is how one can maximise their holiday potential, getting 10 days off and only giving up 3 vacation days.

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