April 2018

Settling in and enjoying the ambience

OK, we don’t live here, but we live nearby. This view being the wonderfully scenic region of the Glass House Mountains area of south east Queensland. Also near Woodford, renowned for its annual music festival, and many other activities throughout the year. We drove in through this area on Saturday…

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Arriving at our new home day three

We made it. After staying in seven different locations in the past eight nights, we are here. And above you can see our new back yard. In recognition of my blog’s key themes, I am most grateful to get here safely and to have this opportunity for a new wonderful…

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Our journey to new home day two

It was certainly an early start as we set off in the dark. Was helped to get up early as the rooster had us awake by 4:30 am. Soon we were rewarded with this beautiful sun rise in southern central NSW. So many iconic places to pass. Jerilderie, infamous for the…

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Leaving town one last time

Farewell Bendigo, you have treated us well. Kept us safe and educated my family.  But yesterday we left for the last time, to start a new life in the sunny state to the north. No tears, no fanfare, no regrets. Just grateful that we are able to make such choices…

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Special friends are just that

It’s when we leave or we are apart for extended periods that we appreciate our friends most. At least that is often my experience. So as we leave town, first up there needs to be time to catch up with some special friends of mine, many I have worked with,…

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Solid rock wondering

So many amazing rock formations, in so many stunning places in the world. Like these rocks at The Remarkables at the southern end of Kangaroo Island, South Australia. And if you zoom in (below), what do you see? I see a large bird of prey resting above the ocean, and…

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Seven doors down

  Seven doors down. Reaching out to your neighbour seven doors down, because those in-between would not, could not, or did not. But she did, and next thing you know, she was involved, the default next of kin in the family, given disapproving looks in the hospital when that person…

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The last time …

The last time. So many last times recently. The last time I will see your face. The last time I will be here. The last time I can be of assistance. The last time … to say good-bye. Sometimes the last time is simply a point in time, not anticipated…

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Special memories and views

Cape Conran, south eastern Victoria. The romanticism of returning there recently and remembering the young boy so overjoyed to explore the huge sand dunes and climb across the rocks at water’s edge. The innocence, the joy, the fun. Still beautiful and impressive through that now grown boy’s eyes.     Overlooking…

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Joyfulness. Love and family

If we are loving what we are doing, if we are loving who we are with, then surely joyfulness can be a natural consequence. But what comes first? Finding the love, or finding the joy? Perhaps it is just a preparedness to be open to both. As my favourite psychological…

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