Weekend Coffee Share 19th November 2017


Welcome and come on in. Let’s get settled with a cup of tea or coffee and then we’ ll see how I week was. Personally I have had a good week.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that to some extent our week has a routine to it. Monday morning we go to yoga. We both feel better for doing some exercise and Roger feels that he is feeling the benefit in his shoulder. I have also put a walking app on my phone. Now it is not just the camera that drives Roger mad but the constant checking I do to see how many steps I take. I don’t have to worry because I do 95% more steps than other users of the app. This is due to walking the dogs, dancing and running up and down the steps fairly often. The app also comes with a 7 minute workout which I try to do (even though I change some of the exercises to suit) each day.  Other activities which make up our routine is art appreciation, golf, dancing and lunch with Mum.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that a good friend from Sydney is visiting. She arrived on Friday and leaves on Thursday and as luck would have it the weatherman is giving us wet weather for the entire period. We were caught in a torrential downpour on our way to the Farmer’s market and it was huge puddles to negotiate when we did finally get there. Due to the weather the stall holders were at a minimum and it was too uncomfortable to have coffee. Fortunately the weather cleared and we managed to walk along the river. So calming.

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But apart from loving having a good friend visit I obtained my biggest buzz of the week from a seminar I went to at the university. I was invited to attend but wasn’t told why. I listened to the speaker who was truly inspirational and you will hear more about this over coming weeks. It was about the hero’s journey which all writers know about but this was put in such a way it was truly inspirational. Afterwards the majority of people left and I was invited to stay on with six other people. I was being invited to be one of two creative writers for a book that was planned. I have to say I am quite excited about it. I am not going to talk about it today as it is in its infancy and I don’t want to jump the gun.

I am still reading the same book  – but will finiish it this week. I’m looking forward to moving on. I haven’t been to any good films of late but I believe we are going to see the new Murder on the Orient Express during the week. Now it is your turn. How was your week? Has your weather been warmer/colder, wetter/drier. Have you read any good books or seen any good films?  Thank you for dropping in for coffee, it is lovely to see you. Thanks to our host eclecticali  who is our host of the weekend coffee share.

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Refuge: Silent Sunday

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Marble: Six Sentence Story


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Janice took some deep breaths and spread her arms out to the sky. “I can do it” she muttered under her breath although her fear of flying was freezing her as hard and turning her as white as marble. One more deep breath and she dialled the airline to book her ticket. “Breathe” she whispered wondering how, if she was struggling now to control her fear, would she ever get on the plane. 

“You’re booking number is R I P 76543.”

“I’m sorry but you’ll have to cancel the ticket.” Janet stammered.

In response to Zoe for this weeks hosting and prompt.

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The stain: Three Line Tales, week 94


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 Dirty plates filled the kitchen sink. The pots sat in the laundry tub. Sarah donned rubber gloves but the wall stains caught her eye. ‘That’s me’ she thought, ‘a blot on the female gender. She started to sketch.”Bugger. No time now to wash up; her sister’s toddlers would have to drum on the lampshades today.

In response to Sonya’s Three line Tales.

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Skywatch Friday 17th November 2017 Noosaville


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for Skywatch Friday where skies from round the world can be seen.

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Experimental on Maple Street and Lower Mill Road: Weekly Photo Challenge


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When Roger suffered a little cabin fever we went for a walk and came across some experimental things. The first was the smart litter bin. I hadn’t seen one of these before but I remember the articles in the local paper when council decided to experiment by putting a few in. I guess the experiment failed  (or is still in progress) because knowing our council the experiment had proved successful I would have seen this type of bin all over the shire.

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Art work is experimental to some extent as well. All those experiments that fail we don’t see in galleries and in display in public places. Or do we? An artist may well deny their art is experimental but when you do something for the first time I think it has to be an experiement of sorts. What do you think?


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Again an art work. Ad hoc? Experiment? It is in reality a door.


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We walked and around the other side of the structure on the left was a dead end. My heart sank. I wanted to go back a different way to the way we’d come. I wanted to experiment. There was one way through under a low ramp that led to another building. “Come on ” I said and folded myself into an ungainly crouch. With knees hurting I made it through. Roger looked unsure. He was not sure that this experiment was going to suit him and he was right. But it gave us such a good laugh that it was worth while watching him with his hips and shoulders giving him gip rolling under. The dogs had no problems.

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From a distance I saw the structure of the pine trees. They look like totem poles I thought as Muffin waited patiently (yet again) for me to take my photographs. I have to experiment and see if I can get a photo that shows the totemness of the trees.


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The results were interesting but they still looked like trees.



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I think it must have been an experiment planting these here as I would have thought we were too tropical for connifers and perhaps that is why there tops look deadish. Or perhaps it is our white cockatoos.

In response to Weekly Photo Challenge

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My blooming garden 2: Floral Friday


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