A few years ago I spent some time in Newcastle, Australia, getting to know the city a bit more. I had a lovely time exploring the area and taking the time to just wander the streets. On one of these wanders, I came across a mural which had been painted on the side of a… Continue reading Australian Street Art
Well, it's almost the end of the year and it's that time when we all start reflecting on the year that has passed, the ups and downs, the achievements, the un-achievements (lets not call them failures!). You may also be inundated with review posts at the moment...so sorry to add to the pile, but here… Continue reading My 2018 Travels – A(nother) Review!
It's that time of year again and we are gearing up for Christmas! I always say to myself, this year I will super organised, this year I will not stress and actually enjoy the lead up to the big day.... of course this never happens! I get stressed out, feel overwhelmed, feel like there is… Continue reading Christmas: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
It seemed unlikely that I would ever get on a small plane... I had enough trouble getting on a big one!! I don't like flying and the thought of sitting on a tiny plane filled me with fear. But somehow my partner had persuaded me that it would be MUCH better to fly the forty-five… Continue reading Heading For The Skies…Reluctantly!
Swansea is situated just south of Newcastle, at the mouth of Lake Macquarie….which is a bloody big lake! We have stayed in Swansea numerous times now and whilst it’s fair to say that it is quite quiet, I’ve always enjoyed our time there. We rent a little cottage which has a lovely garden which… Continue reading Swansea…Australia, that is!
Whilst in Australia recently, I was in the back garden of the house we were staying at in Swansea. It was a lovely sunny day and as I glanced up to the sky I was taken aback to see a rainbow which stretched the entire way around the sun! What the...??!!! I was sure I… Continue reading A Sun Halo Shines Down On Me!
Blue sky, colourful frangipanis, warm weather - that's enough to make me smile! This photo was taken in Australia recently and now I am back in sunny (cough!) England, when I look at it, it brings back happy memories! Posted as part of the weekly photo challenge
Hands up who knew there was a Newcastle in Australia? No? Of you who did, how many have been there? That's what I thought! When I tell people I'm going there I am usually met with a blank face and have to explain whereabouts it is. Which is exactly what happened to me the first… Continue reading Newcastle….Australia that is…
... KOOKABURRAS! I don't know what it is about these birds, but they fascinate me. I was lucky enough to see a few on my last trip to Australia. They frequented the garden of the house that we were staying at quite regularly. They would appear in the early morning and I would sit as… Continue reading Because I love…