Weekend coffee share 18th December 2016 and Happy Christmas.


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From today I may be absent apart from the odd day until February. I will try and post a topic for Times Past but as internet access will be limited January may be missed or late. We board the Emerald Princess at midday tomorrow to circumnavigate New Zealand. After the stress of the last year I am looking forward to boarding and being forced to relax. There will be extremely limited internet access and I will spend the time reading, promenading on the poop deck and taking part in everything that is going. As tomorrow is our wedding anniversary it will be like a second honeymoon.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that on our return we will be moving into temporary accommodation and then I will be doing some work on my creative work. Yes I finally had my thesis back from the examiners. Both liked my exegesis ( the scholarly work) but only one liked my creative work. The one who didn’t asked for major changes and I will be working on these or on my explanation as to why I am not changing it. This will be fairly easy as the two examiners held such disparate views of the work. I think that it will tighten it up and make it better so I am not worried but I will have to devote some time to it. Hopefully by the time I finish this we will be ready to make our permanent move.


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If we were having coffee I would tell you that I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope the New Year brings you peace, happiness, health and safety.

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Skywatch Friday 16th December 2016 Taree 8.08pm


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As part of skywatch Friday

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New Horizon: Weekly Photo Challenge


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Early in the year I am going to be ant busy


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To the extent that I will isolate myself, put myself out in the cold


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But I will have success before the year is out. These are my new horizons for the coming year.

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Skywatch Friday 9th December 2016 Noosaville 6.07pm


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As part of Skywatch Friday

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Happy Pansies: Floral Friday


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Rock, Paper Scissors: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge


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“Mine, said the stone,
mine is the hour.
I crush the scissors,
such is my power.
Stronger than wishes,
my power, alone.

Mine, said the paper,
mine are the words
that smother the stone
with imagined birds,
reams of them, flown
from the mind of the shaper.

Mine, said the scissors,
mine all the knives
gashing through paper’s
ethereal lives;
nothing’s so proper
as tattering wishes.

As stone crushes scissors,
as paper snuffs stone
and scissors cut paper,
all end alone.
So heap up your paper
and scissor your wishes
and uproot the stone
from the top of the hill.
They all end alone
as you will, you will.”
David Mason

In response to Cee’s Fun foto Challenge

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Parked: Wordless Wednesday


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