Category Archives: friends

Getting on with life but never forgetting….

As the remnants of the delicious meal are cleared away on my flight home from London to Melbourne, the soul-lifting tunes of Vance Joy filling my head, the massage chair gently pummelling my lumbar region, maybe it’s the Macedon Ranges … Continue reading

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Letting go of 2014

In stark contrast to how I felt on the last day of 2013, I have had a great struggle with letting go of 2014. Twelve months ago I thought that 2014 would be the year that I would bounce right … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Sensational Katy Perry concert

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Bad things happen to good people….

I drove cross-country yesterday to attend a conference on the coast. Traveling this route through the rolling hills and beautiful scenery I passed the turnoff to the reservoir where my friend Alan was murdered. It must be nearly 30 years … Continue reading

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Another day amongst the daffodils

Originally posted on Things I have learnt today:
Chemo week and my fourth day of sitting on the verandah in the late winter sun watching the daffodils in full bloom.  I can also see them from lying in my bed…

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Fit your own mask first

It’s over. The Neylon family European vacation so many years in the planning, is now several thousand digital photographs and enough fantastic memories to last a lifetime. At least 3 years ago I dreamt a dream for July 2014 of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

I’ve been trawling my photos all week trying to meet the weekly photo challenge of “Reflections”.  “SHOW US AN IMAGE THAT SAYS REFLECTION. It could be a person who helps you see things clearly, a place you go to collect … Continue reading

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