Category Archives: Environment

City or Country Living?

City?  NO! I have lived in country areas and in the city.  Where I lived as a child in Adelaide, it was right on the edge of “civilisation”.  Across the road from our house, was a railway line.  The house … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed!!

Catching Up I have been overwhelmed. I seem to have been in a “fog” since my return from the journey to the centre.  No doubt driving 7500 kms in 6 weeks can throw you into a fog when it is … Continue reading

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In the Van

I’m in the van for a couple of weeks, learning bit by bit about how to live in it.  I had hoped to be more practiced by now, but an opportunity to do some house sitting changed that.  I have … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Tree Bark

I often spend time looking at the patterns on the bark of trees – for some have amazing patterns on them.  Occasionally I take some photos of them.  When I attended the Anzac Service at Beachmere on Tuesday (April 25th) … Continue reading

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What Bit Me? Was it a Bite?

A strange thing happened last Saturday. I visited a friend who lives near the Caboolture River late in the afternoon.  Stayed for perhaps 30 minutes.  It may have been a little longer.  I didn’t check. When I arrived home I started … Continue reading

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How do you De-Clutter at Christmas?

I have spent much of 2016 trying to de-clutter.  I live alone in a 3 bedroom apartment.  My plans are to move (for several reasons), and have spent a lot of time trying to downsize/declutter.  I don’t need 3 bedrooms, I … Continue reading

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Help!!! There’s a Big Spider….

Spiders.  I don’t like them.  At least I don’t like BIG ones. There are some tiny jumping spiders that live in my house.  I tolerate them.   Also, I have many “daddy long legs” spiders in my house.  I kill … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Neighbour? Read the list.

I have had good neighbours – in most of my life, my neighbours over the years have been good.  In fact, some from many years ago are still friends. It is something I am pondering as I await the arrival … Continue reading

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City Living vs Country Living? I choose Country.

I am so much a country girl, and find myself just hating city life. I’ve just spent the weekend in Brisbane, staying with my 16 year old granddaughter while her parents and sister attended a hockey carnival at Maryborough, north … Continue reading

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There’s Cotton Growing in My House

Cotton Growing came to Australia in the First Fleet back in 1788.  However it took a while for the cotton industry to get strong in Australia after some shakey starts.  Unless you travel to certain parts of Australia you will … Continue reading

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