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Wednesday, August 31, 2011


It's a fools game...
for something to happen
for someplace else to be....

I just read a post on Minimalist Lifestyle. Link below.

What a timely post for me to read. And I would say timely for many other bloggers I have been reading lately. But for me it was a poke with a big stick - someone grabbing me by the shoulders and saying LISTEN.

I wrote a post the other day and even though it was a bit of humour it was also written from my truth as well. I WANT TO GO TO ITALY. I had read a book recently and it was all about italy and she painted such a lovely picture of it all that it just got my feet itching as usual. You see this is a problem.

If I am always wanting to be someplace else or always dreaming of things being finished, sorted, organised, perfected and just plain better than now  - then how on earth can I be content and happy with now and what is happening now or what I have just completed and achieved in the present moment. I can't can I. I will always be itchy and fidgety and uptight and unsatisfied.

I don't want to be like that. I want to be content and appreciative and enjoy my life no matter what is happening.

Then I read this post an-authentic-self-through-creativity on the blog "Amanda Brooke - simple and creative living" and it was another confirmation for me to appreciatate now. Take notice of now. So in keeping with the advise on this post I have created a beautifully covered "Illustrated Discovery Journal". Similar to something I have done before but without the wishing. Just things that inspire and move me. Pictures, colours, fabrics etc etc. I am also going to create a page on this blog as well for pictures and things that I collect electronically and don't or can't print out.

My "Illustrated Discovery Journal"- covered in some awesome fabric I had in my stash.

This looks so good you could eat it. Bottlebrush flower.

Little Weed...

Little Weed....
LOOK - I think my lemon tree is finally flowering. I am soooo excited.

Unusual flowers on one of my Bromiliads. It now has more on it so I will take another photo soon.

SUNSHINE - My cloths are finally dry.

Cheers, Wendy

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Love is like a river
never straight
never boring
never predictable
you think you
have it all
figured out
and then
around the next bend
there are rapids
scary love
then it calms down
and the river of love
glides peacefully
and envelopes
you both in it's peace
and tranquility
around the bends
over the rapids
through the calm
love is like a river.

I found a blog. I have no idea now how I got there. I was meandering through blogs and looking at the blogs that that person follows and then I stumbled across this blog called Carry On Tuesday. Pop on over and have a look. Each week a new prompt is added and you can write a poem using the prompt as the first line. Have a read of her blog because it explains it better than that and I don't need to double up. So above is my poem for the week using the line - Love is like a river.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday - Oh Lovely Sunday

Saturday saw Mick and I entertaining friends with an afternoon BBQ. The weather held out and it stopped raining for the afternoon. Cooked some awesome steaks and I made some great salads and we feasted and drank wine and enjoyed each others company. No photos. Just memories.

Sunday morning my daughter and her family packed up after a weeks visit and headed home. I packed up a picnic and grabbed my walking shoes and went to Noosa National Park - the Hells Gate walking section and followed that walk as far as Alexandria Bay. We took our friend that was staying with us for the weekend. He is doing a course in Caloundra and is from Victoria. Mick had only just taken me to this section of the park a few weeks ago. On that day I did not take one photo. I just enjoyed the walk and it was great. Yesterday I took LOTS of photos. I feel some of them captured the essence of the day and I have put some of the many photos on here to share with you. If you want to you can go to my flicker photography page - see link at the side here - and look at more of them.

Picnic lunch and a cuppa before we begin walk - please note awesome tablecloth I picked up for 50c at an op shop recently.

The beginning of the walk - Noosa National Park - Headland Section - Hells Gate Walking Track

I call this the dougnut tree - how it grew like this is anyones guess.

I love the sunrays in this photo. It has been raining here and overcast for the past week so this sunshine was very welcome.

I took a few photos of a couple sitting on the cliff edge. In this one you can draw a love heart around them.

I love the sky in this photo.

This is looking down into Hells Gate.

Looking across to Alexandria Bay

Just love this photo of stairs into the sky.

You can see which way the wind blows here.

Pandanus Tree

Pandanus Tree

Looking over the cliff edge and straight down to the ocean.

Two Pandanus Trees

The fruit on a pandanus tree - the birds love these.

I hope you enjoyed sharing my walk with me - Cheers, Wendy

Friday, August 26, 2011


Map of Italy

I want to go to Italy. I have just read a truly lovely book called FINDING VALENTINO by Angela Di Sciascio. Just a beautiful read. You can read more about the book and her journey below on her website.

I WANT TO GO TO ITALY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Angela Di Sciascio

All of the below pictures are taken from Angelas website and there are plenty more to look at if you visit this site.

I really love this one.

Now back to reality
There will not be any trips to Italy. I am going camping locally next weekend for three days. Not sure that I can count it as a dream vacation but it is getting out of the house and that will be wonderful.

I have had a house full for months and months now. Actually it started in March and has not really stopped. My daughter has been spending the past week with me. Her partner and my gorgeous grand daughter are with her. it has been great to have them here. Tonight a very special friend arrives. Mick is picking him up from the train station at the moment. Graeme and I have been friends now for over 25 years. it will be nice to catch up.

I have been sewing and this is a little something I put together for a birthday present for a lovely young lady. it is her 6th birthday in a few weeks and this is her present. I know she will just love these gifts.

Notepad and pen folder. I picked up a Betty Boop pillowcase at a second hand shop for 20c. I was very lucky and it was in very good condition. So half was used to make this notepad and pen holder. I just love this. I covered the excercise book in holographic silver wrapping paper - cheap at $1 for the roll of which I used only a smidgen of - and put some letters on for Samara's name and put a few colours pens in it.

I used the bottom half of the pillowcase to make her a library bag.

This is my bowl of napkins. I picked up so many gorgeous napkins/serviettes at the same second hand shop. I don't buy paper serviettes. Just wash when used and put back in the bowl.

And last but not least - a picture of my husbands cat - Jimmy Beam - curled up in Micks shed. Mick took this and bought the camera upstairs and said he thought it would be a cute photo for my blog. So here it is. And it is a cute photo.

Cheers to you all, leave a comment to say you been visiting me.