Category Archives: opinion

A great day out but an expensive photo

Maleny Botanical Gardens and Bird World is a wonderful place to visit. Superb views of the Glass House Mountains are to be had from within the gardens. The mountains are so named because Captain Cook was reminded of glasshouses back … Continue reading

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COVID 19 showed me Why I love Toastmasters

When 2019 happened I opted out of my world. I stopped doing almost everything that I did for my own enjoyment – dancing, writing, socialising. I cut myself off from everything apart from Toastmasters and I wondered why? I put … Continue reading

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Carcasses: Cause Y’s a crooked letter and z’s no better.

Most of us don’t see that many carcasses apart from the odd bird, rat or toad and along the side of the road as roadkill. Normally we don’t give them a lot of thought. I had thought about carcasses when … Continue reading

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Time Stopped and then it stopped for Everyone

Have you ever stopped doing something and then found it hard to restart?  Time stopped for me in 2019 and getting going again has proved harder than I imagined. My last post at the beginning of June 2019 was not … Continue reading

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Stranger Danger

Is it possible to look at strangers in any light other than a danger. From the time I was knee high to a grass hopper I was warned about the dangers of talking to strangers. As an introvert I am … Continue reading

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Not a Snake in the Grass

What do you do when faced with a dilemma? Sometimes it is not as clear cut as you initially think. My first thought when seeing this snake in the roof was to let the owners know that they had an … Continue reading

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Weekend Coffee Share 20th August 2017

Welcome.  Come on in – Coffee, tea? Herbal? Cold drink perhaps?  How are you? World happenings are not at all happy this week. The terrorist attack in Barcelona makes me feel so helpless. What hope have you got of warding … Continue reading

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Is it the Story or the Writing?: Book Review

I have not been reading much the last few weeks. Time has been conspiring against me and other pursuits have won. I have however read three very different books and it has returned me to a question that I often … Continue reading

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Food Poisoning : World Health

Friday was World Health Day honouring the foundation of the World Health Organisation 1in 1948. WHO says that health is ” a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity” … Continue reading

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One, two,Three! : Weekly Discover Challenge

This is hard – I did a tryptich just the other day, three photos when I posted 3 Lakes, 3 countries, 3 twilights, a tale in three parts – part 1, part 2 and part 3 and a haiku – so what … Continue reading

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