Anzac  Memorial Swansea New South Wales Australia

It looks a rather clunky bit of metal on an everyday basis but every year on 25th April at the Dawn ANZAC Day memoial service,  weather permitting, something magic happens. As the sun rises the rays come through the metal open Centre of the ANZAC Monument, Swansea, New South Wales and it all comes to…… Continue reading Anzac  Memorial Swansea New South Wales Australia

Doant Stress, Pura Vida and She’ll Be Right!

Every country has its own way of saying “do not worry”. This train of thought came about after reading about the Costa Rican saying of “Pura Vida” on Eunice’s Diary, which came about when Eunice became a follower of my blog today. (Hello Eunice from Eunice) It seems we could have a similar frame of…… Continue reading Doant Stress, Pura Vida and She’ll Be Right!

The Robin and the Rainbow – poyum

Earlier today against a sullen sky I saw a rainbow on a bitter cold December day while to my right the sky was blue and sun was shining weakly but shining nonetheless It’s snowing in Sheffield and Maltby our driver said as the rainbow was fading and the traffic lights changed to green It was…… Continue reading The Robin and the Rainbow – poyum

My Big Day Out – as a Mature Exchange Student – in England

There are two journals relating to fhis: ‘Le Journal de Eunice’, and ‘Campus Lìfe’. The first blogs my lead-up to being acepted as an Overseas Exchange Stuďent. I really badly wanted to study in Italy. I love all things Italian! But if I went to the UK I would only be a traìn journey from…… Continue reading My Big Day Out – as a Mature Exchange Student – in England

Late Blooming Love

LATE BLOOMING LOVEEunice Ç English ‘ An ageing romance writer without a romance to write is a sad case.Something should be doneCarole D’Arcy These thoughts sifted through Carole’s mind as her chin rested on her hand, her elbow rested on the long wooden table made up of several conjoined pine-topped student desks, and her body…… Continue reading Late Blooming Love

Big Boy’s Toys -Amazing model boats are a very grown up hobby.

Over in Mee Memoirs I wrote about my old school  friend John (McCarron) and our mutual childhood interest in sailing model boats on the boating pond in Ayr, Scotland. The Children’s Boating Pond These days I am happy to view the real sailing boats over by the Yacht Club, or coming and going in Newcastle…… Continue reading Big Boy’s Toys -Amazing model boats are a very grown up hobby.

The REAL Shabby (But Regenerating) Chateau Latest News

From thr Chateau du Gudanes. France: Some wonderful events have been under preparation during the global lockdown.. Nobody I know has been more affected by the sudden change in world conditions than this Australian family who were putting everything into this new home and lifestyle in France, The inspiration for my Shabby Chic Chateau decorating…… Continue reading The REAL Shabby (But Regenerating) Chateau Latest News

My Beatles Poster

I was a Sixties Beatles Fan Found this while otrying to find papers to put through my new all-,singing all-dancing birthday paper shredder. It is so tattered and is in bits but has all the lyrics to the songs on the album on the back of the poster so quite a collector’s item. I also still…… Continue reading My Beatles Poster

Australian Research Brings Pakinsons Breakthrough

) Taking place at the University of Sydney Introductory Invitation to the Recent Event Just woke. It’s been a good and tiring day. Now rested. Sat in online by invitation on a one-hour seminar from Uni of Sydney re: progress in Parkinsons research that was mind blowing. How can I, a 75-year-old Grandmother whose typing…… Continue reading Australian Research Brings Pakinsons Breakthrough

Rosalynd’s Angels Are Flying – Everywhere!

Look closely at the work involved Every home needs an angel. These little angels fit into the palm of your hand. They help thank the Westpac Rescue helicopter for getting Rosalynd O’Shannassy safely from the helipad at the John Hunter Hospital to the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. Just in time to avoid a…… Continue reading Rosalynd’s Angels Are Flying – Everywhere!

A Family Reason Why I Support the Queen – Jock Howieson

Supposed portrait of my ancestorJock Howieson

No, I’m not being pretentious – just saying. Family History Follow on to Why the Queen Has Read This apparentl.y A fun story (originally by Sir Walter Scott). The outcome being that the Howieson clan is honour-bound by decree to provide rest and hospitality to the reigning monarch whenever required. ‘Shortbread, anyone?’ Supposed portrait of…… Continue reading A Family Reason Why I Support the Queen – Jock Howieson

How Ideas Grow from Cigarette Packets!

IT STARTED OUT AS A SKETCH ON THE BACK OF A FAG PACKET, MOVED ON TO PAPER ON THE DRAWING BOARD , AND HERE YOU ARE THE FINISHED ARTICLE .  FANTASTIC.   👍😃😃 Solar garden ornament “Great model, thought it looked like a paper and plaster construction . So added the pun reference paper drawing…… Continue reading How Ideas Grow from Cigarette Packets!

Making an Impression(ist) Painting

My digital portrait of UK Garden Guro, Monty Don I sent his digital portrait to Monty Don, done as a thank you, not only for his delightful programme on the Impressionist gardens in France, but for all his lovely programes I watched while back in the UK for a few years. In this programme Monty…… Continue reading Making an Impression(ist) Painting