Christmas Spirit

November 30, 2022

I was nearly going to skip posting this week because I’m not going to be at home the day this post publishes and it’s a busy week this week. I feel bad that I can’t reply to comments and read and comment on other posts on the day … but you guys know I always do eventually!  So, I decided to write briefly about what I’m currently trying to muster …. Christmas Spirit! I don’t mean to alarm you but…

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Block Printing

ART CHAT #8 – Block Printing

BLOCK PRINTING For Art Chat I decided to share about an art medium that I’ve been interested in revisiting for a while now – ‘Block Printing’ (otherwise known as ‘Lino Printing’). I’ve only tried it once before and that was in art class in…

November 23, 2022

10 things that may help you during hard times

  GEM OF ZEN #39 10 THINGS THAT MAY HELP YOU DURING HARD TIMES Life has thrown many curveballs at me in the last 12 months. I’m not going to lie – it’s been tough! However, I believe that everything we experience in life…

November 16, 2022
Woman in nature

Empath vs HSP

Empath vs HSP: In my last post for Empath Corner I explained the difference between ‘having empathy’ and ‘being an empath’ and within that post I touched lightly on the definition of a HSP which stands for Highly Sensitive Person. I also mentioned that…

November 9, 2022
New Zealand

New Zealand – Tell me must see’s, do’s and stays!

The tennis player and I have squeaky new passports and are ready to dip our ‘kinda’ post pandemic toes into a bit of overseas travel. Ok we know the pandemic isn’t over but we’ve sat on our hands for three years now. It’s time…

November 2, 2022
paintbrushes

Art Chat #7 – Artists Block

ARTISTS BLOCK – WHAT CAUSES IT? Artist’s block, like writer’s block, is a lack of inspiration that most artists experience from time to time. It describes a period of time when an artist has no ideas for new work or no motivation, or both!…

October 26, 2022
Coronavirus

Corona Chronicles #10 – Is the end in sight?

CORONA CHRONICLES #10 – IS THE END IN SIGHT? My last Corona Chronicles post was in January this year, so it’s high time for an update, but where do I even begin? I don’t think we really know the full story. We don’t get…

October 19, 2022
Expo 88 Season Pass

I REMEMBER WHEN Brisbane hosted World Expo ’88

Monorail Expo ’88 Brisbane  |  Image Source: Flickr (public domain) I thought it was time for a bit of nostalgia because it’s been a while since my last I REMEMBER WHEN post back in June 2021! WORLD EXPO ’88 Remember when the current Southbank…

October 12, 2022
Clasped Hands

Empathy vs Empath

I thought I’d clarify what the difference is between feeling Empathy and being an Empath before we dig deeper into what it means to be an Empath for my Empath Corner series of posts. I found this great example on Google: Say your friend…

October 5, 2022

Taking Stock – September 2022

On 8 September 2022, the world stopped as we learned that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away aged 96 years (born 21 April 1926). The Queen has been a constant for the entirety of most of our lives so it was hard to not…

September 28, 2022
Blogiversary

10 Years of Blogging!

WHERE IT ALL STARTED My first ever blog post was published on 19 September 2012, 10 years ago today!  Here it is in all it’s embarassing glory – Introductory Blog Post! It was on my first blog called ‘MinsMash’ that I closed on 5…

September 19, 2022

So, it seems I am an Empath!

HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON (HSP) Several years ago I posted something to my Facebook page about how I don’t like going to big shopping centres anymore. I explained that as I’ve gotten older I like crowds and noise much less and find shopping centres can…

September 14, 2022