Category Archives: healing

Wordless Wednesday: Winter break on the Gold Coast

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

I love the crisp, fresh days of Autumn that follow the dusty, dry heat of the Australian summer. It’s been a gorgeous weekend with perfect blue skies, warm sun and cool evenings. The trees in my neighbourhood are starting to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

“Ahh, the serenity“…one of my all-time favourite movie quotes, from the iconic Australian film The Castle. This is the line spoken when the family arrive at their very humble holiday house in Bonnie Doon. It’s a line I’ve borrowed often … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

The shadows on the lake bring peace and tranquility on a rainy morning on summer vacation; a beautiful place to stop for coffee.

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Having the time of my life

The second of January is always a day of reflection for me. It was on this day thirty-five years ago that I underwent an above-knee amputation for bone cancer; the day my life dramatically changed course. This was followed by … 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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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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