Creativity

The 100 Day Project

I stumbled across The 100 Day Project on Instagram and also one of my classmates in art class is doing one. As I love a challenge (I’ve done numerous photo challenges) and I need to incorporate art more regularly into my life, I’ve decided…

June 30, 2021
art

Taking Stock – June 2021

Pictured above are some examples of art from my Tuesday morning art classes plus a few bits of recent exploratory art that I’ve done at home. The art classes don’t specialise in any one form of art. They’re a chance to taste test various…

June 28, 2021
Scarves

13 Days of Scarves

I recently wrote about the fact that I have a heap of scarves that never get worn in a post I called Project Scarf-A-Day.  As the name suggests I decided to take a photo of myself wearing one of my scarves every day as…

June 21, 2021
Home internet

I REMEMBER WHEN we first got home internet

Home internet – let’s look at how it all began! Australia joined the global internet 32 years ago on June 23, 1989 via a connection made by the University of Melbourne.  It was mostly only used by computer scientists though.  It was a slow…

June 14, 2021
Scarves

Project Scarf-A-Day!

It dawned on me recently … well actually it had already dawned on me but on this occasion it hit me with a thud … that I have many things that I LOVE that I do not use or wear.  I’m always waiting for…

June 7, 2021
Today is my birthday

Today is my birthday!

Today is my birthday and I’m going to revel in it!  Let the festivities begin!  I turn 57!  Yes that is certainly getting up there.  Yes it is closer to 60 than it is to 50.  But no I am not going to feel…

May 31, 2021

The Blogging Mojo

Image by Mr TT on Unsplash WHAT IS A BLOGGING MOJO? The blogging mojo to me is a phenomenon that fills a blogger up with enthusiasm, inspiration and plenty of ideas for topics to write about and the motivation to sit and type up…

May 24, 2021

Corona Chronicles #7 – My first jab

It’s the afternoon of Friday 7 May and I’m wondering what I should post about on Monday 10 May because I know I need to make a start on it.  I’m feeling very tired and don’t have the energy for a post that requires…

May 10, 2021

A shared birthday

Today is a special day so it didn’t feel right to blog about anything else.  It’s the 3rd of May and it’s my Mum’s 80th birthday and my daughter’s 26th birthday.  Yes, they share a birthday!  In fact, Mum and Dad came to look…

May 3, 2021
joyful

Joyful

GEM OF ZEN #37 What does it mean to feel joyful?  The word ‘JOYFUL’ is defined as “Feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure or happiness”.    Around this time 2 years ago I wrote a post called What Sparks Joy – Then vs Now. …

April 26, 2021

Managing Home Improvement Induced Anxiety

Home Improvement Induced Anxiety – have you ever seen a post title like that one before?  I wonder if this post is a first?  Read on to better understand what I mean. Painters are coming! At the time this post publishes it will probably…

April 12, 2021

Corona Chronicles #6 – Brisbane Lockdown & Vaccine Rollout

Corona Chronicles time … but before you read on, please note that I am not a medical professional and have no medical expertise. This post is written through the eyes of a middle aged citizen of Brisbane, Australia. If you want expert advice in…

April 5, 2021