Ballandean and the Granite Belt

July 17, 2024
Ballandean

We recently had a few days in the Granite Belt region, about a 2.5 to 3 hour drive south of Brisbane. It was a lovely little winter getaway. Anyone who knows me knows that I love a winter getaway where the weather is cold and I’m staying somewhere snug with a fireplace. One of our sons came with us this time and he thoroughly enjoyed it too! For this trip we decided to revisit where we stayed back in July…

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North Stradbroke Island

ART CHAT #24 – Show ‘n’ Tell

ART CHAT #24 SHOW ‘N’ TELL It’s been a long time since I’ve done a general Show ‘n’ Tell Art Chat post and it’s pretty common knowledge now, for those that regularly read my blog, that I haven’t been doing much art lately. I’m…

July 10, 2024

Unique Words – A to Z

Every now and then I’ll stumble across a word I’ve never heard of before. Isn’t it strange to be 60 years old and still coming across words in the English language that I’ve never heard of before? For something different, I decided to share…

July 3, 2024

Taking Stock – June 2024

It’s time for another Taking Stock post. In case you didn’t know, I do quarterly Taking Stock posts each year (so four). This will be the second one for 2024. The first Taking Stock post for 2024 can be found here! This Taking Stock…

June 26, 2024
Fiji

Lomani Island Resort – Fiji

BULA! (pronouced ‘buu-laa’ and means Hello and/or Welcome) As you’d know, we recently had a week away in Fiji. Here’s the promised post to wrap up that week. Strap yourself in, this is a MEGA post. There are lots of piccies and some videos!…

June 19, 2024
hit the ground running

I’m back and I hit the ground running …

HELLO, I’m back! … and I hit the ground running so didn’t get time to prepare a post on my week in Fiji. Hopefully that will be next week! So why did I hit the ground running? Well, my sister (who I share visiting…

June 12, 2024

Out of Office: Jetting off soon to Fiji!

In five days time we are jetting off to Fiji for a week. We’re staying at an island resort and our holiday package includes a variety of great activities. I have a lot to do before then so I probably won’t feel excited until…

May 22, 2024
New Zealand

NZ Trip: Oamaru and Lake Tekapo

I’m continuing on with our road trip around the south island of New Zealand in May/June last year. It was a three week trip so too much to cover in one post, hence several posts and more to come yet! If you haven’t seen…

May 15, 2024
Happy Birthday

May – the month of birthdays!

May is always a busy month of birthdays around here. I think I’ve written about this fact many times on the blog but this year I’m feeling more reflective than previous years. May 1 – was my father-in-law’s birthday (deceased now) and is my…

May 8, 2024
Dunedin New Zealand

NZ Trip: Dunedin

DAY 13 (25 May 2023) This morning we had breakfast at our accommodation at Te Anau followed by a quick look around town, and then we were on the road again headed to our destination for the next two nights. Buckle yourselves in –…

May 1, 2024
Pedicure

Finding a connection at the nail salon

Today’s post is one of those ones that are like a chat over a coffee with some friends. I need to get more NZ trip posts done but lack the energy. Those posts require a lot of energy as there are a lot of…

April 24, 2024
eye

Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FED)

If you’ve been reading posts here at Write of the Middle for some time, you might remember that in June 2022 I had eye surgery. I had Bilateral Cataract Extraction and Intraocular Lens Implants. What I didn’t tell you in that post was that…

April 17, 2024