Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Some favourite things?


Baskets of odd things
and warm comfy couches



waggy tail puppies
and curious flowers




Sunbathing felines
and unusual trees



These are a few of my not-quite-favourite-but-things-I-like-to-take-pictures-of-for-my-blog things.


Day out with hubby (unfortunately I can't remember where).
Sydney - November 2014


 Addit:  Many apologies for disappearing for almost a month.  School holidays, sick daughter, travel plans, home renovations and bad a case of writers block all contributed to an absence of posts.
Sometimes life just gets in the way of my fabulous creativity dammit. ;-)













Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Universitas Sidneiensis


Ah Academia!  To walk these hallowed halls of learning, acquire knowledge from omniscient scholars Gaudeamus Igitur and all that!  


What one wouldn't give to relive the days of hi-jinks, japes and  jollys with esoteric pals.
To use loquacious, bombastic and grandiloquent words like loquacious, bombastic and grandiloquent, and to have strong arms and back from carrying around one's thesaurus all day.


To don the ceremonial gown and natty cap and graduate cum laude, cum hither or cum quat.


Makes one want to go through it all again.


Almost.



University of Sydney - November 2014

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Fireworks


BANG! There goes another one,
Screaming as it goes.
It's getting high,
Up in the sky,
And fizzle - there she blows!



WHOOSH! Up high above the house,
Behind a trail of sparks.
Yellow, orange,
Red and white,
Exploding in the dark!





My first ever try at using the fireworks setting on my camera,
and finally understanding the values of a tripod.

New years eve 2014 - Manly

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Basking, balmy blogging.



I've been on holidays for the past week and a half and have done nothing.
Delicious nothing.
Eating, sleeping, reading, going for the occasional walk and maybe a bit of shopping thrown in.
That's it.
We've gone nowhere and done nothing.
And it's been heaven.

All this relaxing has made me quite lazy and I've not taken a single photo.
I've been languorous, supine and downright remiss.
Hence an old photo from Christmas Day 2008.
Sister and I looking at the water and pondering what the future would bring.......
In reality we were probably talking about husbands, kids and housewifey things.
But I digress.

Tomorrow is new years eve and time for reflections and resolutions (well for some of us anyway).
Wherever you are and whoever you are with,
I hope you have a fun and happy new year.
May 2015 bring you much much joy :)

I shall be back in the new year with new photos, whimsicals and bad poetry for all ;)

Taken by hubby - Bribie Island, 2008 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas



A fun discovery whilst Christmas shopping.

Have a safe and happy holiday season everyone.
See you in 2015
Much love to you all.

:)


Saturday, December 20, 2014

A field of flowers




Sydney was never an innocent lass.  Something about starting life as a penal colony blemishes a gal's complexion somewhat.  However there was a carefree element about her.  An energetic bounciness that made you fall in love with her.

She lost her bounce last Monday.

She will get it back - you can't keep a good woman down - though it will take a little time.  She is not the first city to experience loss at the hands of terrorism and sadly she is not the last, as events in Pakistan only a few days later so cruelly demonstrated.

Those who experienced the full horror of Monday and Tuesday, and their families, will have a long road of recovery ahead of them.  The rest of us are starting to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off. 

So to bring a little brightness back in , I have been trawling back through my photos of Sydney and will show you some of my favourites.  So you can see the bounce she once had, and will have again. 

And hopefully the world will fall in love with her once more.




























 






 










Photos from 50's Fair and Vivid Festival taken by my friend Clive.
Photos of Luna Park taken by my niece.

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