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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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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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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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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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Breathe in Love, Breathe out Fear

Following much research, consultation, prayer and consideration I made the decision to have a double mastectomy with expanders, then implant, reconstruction once chemotherapy was completed. With only having had a lumpectomy and re-excision of the margins, my surgical treatment was … Continue reading

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