2023

2023 – A Year in Review

It’s that time of year where we pause for a moment and take a look back at the year that will soon be over, taking stock of what obstacles we’ve overcome, what joys we’ve experienced, what lessons we’ve learned, and take note of what…

December 13, 2023
Nature

Taking Stock – December 2023

Can you believe it’s December and nearly Christmas? No, me either. There seems to be a pattern developing in our family whereby emotionally challenging times come around this time of year. Dad passed away on 2 December 2017, 6 years ago now. Mum was…

December 6, 2023
Travel Sketchbook

ART CHAT #22 – Glenorchy New Zealand

ART CHAT #22 DAY 10 – GLENORCHY (NEW ZEALAND) 22 May 2023 Today we took a day trip from Queenstown to Glenorchy. Glenorchy is a small settlement at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu in the South Island region of Otago. It’s about 45…

November 29, 2023
stressed and worried

It’s been a lot

Hello everyone, It’s been a lot around here lately. Sadly, I don’t have the energy to put much effort into a blog post this week but wanted to quickly throw something together so that #WWWhimsy could go ahead as usual and also to update…

November 22, 2023
Glenorchy New Zealand

NZ Trip: Glenorchy

I’ve had a bit of a break away from publishing NZ Trip posts but time to get back to it! DAY 10 (22 May) Today we took a day trip to Glenorchy, a small town at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu, around 45…

November 15, 2023
Covid

Corona Chronicles #11 – It finally got me!

CORONA CHRONICLES #11 – It finally got me! As the title of this post might indicate, Covid finally got me … and the rest of us living in this house! It’s been just over 12 months since my last Corona Chronicles post and I…

November 8, 2023
Dad

Many Happy Returns of the Day Dad!

Today is my Dad’s birthday and so there is absolutely nothing else I could write about on this day. I was so lucky to have had the most wonderful Dad. He was a quiet and gentle man. He was solid as a rock dependable,…

November 1, 2023
Linkup Party for Bloggers

Wednesday Words & Whimsy

Hello Everyone, I’m not very good at taking a break am I?  😂  Something happened while I was on a break that changed things. I’ll still have a good bloggy break over the Christmas/New Year period.  What happened while I was on my wee…

October 25, 2023
Wynnum Fringe Festival

Wynnum Fringe Festival

I interrupt my short blogging hiatus with a very important question ….  are you going to the Wynnum Fringe Festival? The Wynnum Fringe Festival has a special place in my heart for many reasons which includes the fact that it is held in and…

October 19, 2023
Virut Penchabuse Collage

ART CHAT #21: Queenstown New Zealand

ART CHAT #21 DAY 9 – QUEENSTOWN (NEW ZEALAND) 21 May 2023 Today started with a lovely relaxed morning with no rush to get anywhere in a hurry. After breakfast & morning coffee we went on a cruise of Lake Wakatipu and then had…

October 4, 2023
Childhood

Taking Stock – September 2023

It’s time for my 3rd quarterly Taking Stock post for 2023. All previous Taking Stock posts can be seen here. I hope you enjoy catching up on what’s been going on lately for me and please be sure to read my announcement towards the…

September 27, 2023
Travel Sketchbook

ART CHAT #20: Draw Your World – Queenstown & Arrowtown

ART CHAT #20 DAY 8 – QUEENSTOWN & ARROWTOWN (NEW ZEALAND) 20 May 2023 Today was ‘the Tennis Player’s’ birthday (otherwise known as Rob as you’ll see in the sketchbook) so the first sketch/painting is to capture his Shotover Jet Boat birthday experience! The…

September 20, 2023