Category Archives: respite

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day

Today was a good day. After a gruelling couple of weeks at work I gave myself the day off. My father is in poor health with a neurological disorder and brain damage caused by a fall last year. He is … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration 

  As I trawled through my photos of sunsets, mountains, gardens, trees and sea to find one that would best depict the inspiration I derive from nature’s beauty, I came across this one. This is my chair that I knew I … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Winter break on the Gold Coast

  

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

Waking up in our villa in Tuscany was a totally dreamy experience. The window shutters were wide open as the sun peaked over the northern Tuscan hills. Birds were welcoming another hot, summer day and this incredible view from our … Continue reading

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Lunchtime teleporting

Today at lunchtime I travelled to Pambula River. It might have been 576 km away by car, but I was there for 20 short minutes, basking in the warmth and sunshine. Today’s mindfulness session at work asked us to use … 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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