Category Archives: kids

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

The Australia Day long weekend marks the end of my summer vacation. Wanting to make the most of the carefree, laid back days of summer we took a small road trip to the beach again today. Joshua packed his rollerblades … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Summer vacation

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Weekly photo challenge: New

It doesn’t matter how many times we do it, every year that we head to Merimbula in New South Wales for summer vacation is exciting and new. Just like last year, and the year before that, and the many years … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

We arrived late to the annual school picnic held last Friday evening in the late summer sun. It was a bit of a shock to find the house tents, chairs and picnic sites all but abandoned!  Where had everybody gone? … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

Yesterday was one of those perfect days, forever stored in the memory bank. My baby, my oldest son, turned 18. My boy is now a man. My heart bursts with gratitude as I ponder his life and the person he … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

Every year on the way to our summer holiday destination we stop at the Victoria / New South Wales border. This always marks the official beginning of our annual summer vacation in Merimbula, a beautiful seaside town on the Southern … Continue reading

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Unfinished poetry

Thirty years ago today I wrote a poem. I don’t have a strong recollection of writing this poem, although I do remember clearly the day I wrote it. It was January 2nd, 1984 and I spent a wonderful day with … Continue reading

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