Holiday Reading

Reading Time

During the Christmas – New Year holiday period, I enjoy having no meetings to attend, and lots more free time. I am a cricket fan, and often have the cricket on television almost all day, and during this Covid-19 time, and on some occasions, I watch the tennis.  However, I have really enjoyed the reading time, which I can do while the cricket is on in the background.

What have I been reading?

Great Australian Outback Nurses Stories

Just before Christmas, there was a pop-up book store in a local shopping plaza and I bought a few things there. I bought something for myself. As a former nurse (though I didn’t work in the outback) I enjoy reading the stories, especially of those wonderful people who worked in the most extraordinary places in Australia’s outback, with limited resources and amazing events that they had to deal with.

I must say when I watch television programs about people in hospitals, in modern hospitals, I often count the nurses, doctors and other health care workers who are assisting the care of a patient. I can remember dealing with accident victims, or patients with dire health problems with just one doctor and maybe, if we were lucky, two nurses.  How times have changed!

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Nurses with Veils

I am so impressed with the wonderful men and women whose stories were recorded for this book, though I was a little disappointed about the editing of the book. I couldn’t put it down though. Great book.

Listening to Audible

I am a fan of writer Lisa See, a great American writer.  I have read several of her books, historical fiction, and I enjoy listening to this one. It is called The Island of Sea Women and tells the tale of women who are the breadwinners for their families fishing off the island of Jeju.

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I spent several months living and working in South Korea, and I am interested in Korean stories and history. I lived in the city of Jeonju, which is directly south of Seoul,  The island of Jeju is further south again, off the south coast of South Korea.

I have read several of Lisa See’s books. The story is very interesting, though I am often challenged with audiobooks. I have been known to fall asleep during the story, and have to start all over again.

Female Publicans in Victoria

Australian writer and historian, Clare Wright, has written an interesting book on the many women who ran hotels in Victoria in the mid to late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Fascinating stories. Great stories. The book is called “Beyond the Ladies Lounge”

There was a program on the ABC about this story – you can read a little here, and download the audio of it.

My Own Writing

As well, I have been busy writing myself. I am working on a project which I hope I can publish on Kindle before the end of January. I have also retrieved a couple of manuscripts of work I have done over the years and not published, but hope to have them ready for publishing by then.

So much for holiday time. I have been busy. My Kindle is quite old now, but looks in perfect condition, though the elastic cord that keeps it closed has lost some of its elasticity. Still, it works well for me, so I am hoping that one day soon, I will be able to read one of my own publications on the amazing Kindle.

I love using my Kindle when I am travelling – especially overseas, as it doesn’t weigh much, and I generally load it with a few books to keep me busy on a train, bus or plane. Great reading, but I confess I do like the feel of a ‘real book’.

Well, I’m reading and writing and enjoying the “holiday period” and more free time to work on my projects.  Roll on 2022.

What are you doing?






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The Beautiful Lotus

Lotus in Flower

It was when I was living in China that I had my first close-up look at Lotus flowers. At the university, there was a beautiful pond near the main entrance of the campus. When you entered the campus from that entrance, you could not miss the huge pond, and in spring, large wooden pots appeared in the lake, and soon the large leaves appeared and then the exquisite flowers.

As they grew, I’d often spend time looking at them and taking photos. It was the first time in my life that I could get up close and personal with the flowers, which to me were so perfect.

I don’t recall having seen them in Australia, but over the years I have found two places where I can visit and see them.

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I took the above photos I think in 2008, before I had a better camera. They were in pots in the campus pond.

Where can I find Lotus growing in Australia?

It may surprise readers to learn that the Lotus is native to not only Asia, but Australia and in the far north of the country, they grow wild in some areas, where there is water (rivers, creeks, lakes).

I live in Queensland, and it is difficult to find them here. In fact, it is hard to find a nursery that sells them in this state.

Growing in Queensland

While it should be easy to grow this plant in Queensland (we have the weather and the water) I found it hard to find any.

When I was living in Beachmere, I found them growing in Sandstone Point and often went there to see them. They flowered around November/December/January, and I would often go at that time to see them.

I found another place, at Chandler, where they grow in a pond, off the main road. I’d suggest that few people know about them growing here, but they do well. It’s just on a private property, and I drove past and stopped to take some photos yesterday – not with my good camera, but with my little Samsung, which usually lives in my handbag.

Video on Lotus.

Click on the flower below to see a Video from Burke’s Backyard. I hope I have done this without doing the wrong thing re copyright. It is a lovely video, and the story about Lotus in Australia is great too.

Water Plants – Lotus

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Photo taken by me.

The beds and new flowers seem absolutely perfect.

Readers, can you find Lotus near where you live?


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New Year – New Plans

Happy New Year 2022

It is good to see the end of 2021 and all the dramas with COVID-19, and I know folk have had many more challenges as a result of Covid than I have had, though my life has not been as good as I would have liked.

A few of my plans did not work as I had wanted, but in the end, I had some successes and in all, I am reasonably happy with my life in 2021. But I am planning more exciting things in 2022.

Will I move to better accommodation? Will I be successful with my new ventures?

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Happy New Year

What Are My Plans for 2022?

Well, I don’t intend to go into detail here, but one of the key issues is to spend more time on my writing. I have a couple of projects I am working on, and I have some works unfinished. I do have something that I worked on a few years ago, and it is essentially finished, So I plan to review, update/edit, and publish it as an e-book. In fact, a Kindle ebook.

Over the holiday period, I did some study and research on creating a Kindle ebook, and am going to explore the possibilities. I am excited that even short stories can be published on this platform and today I wrote nearly 4000 words on a new manuscript. I expect to do around 12000 words – perhaps by the end of the week.


My plans for 2022 include downsizing. I certainly have more things than I can fit into this small one-bedroom unit. And as I age, I am going to make it easier for my family should I “drop off this mortal coil”. So part of my planning includes sorting out my writing and finances.  I have already removed a lot of things – thrown out lots of things that are unlikely to be used again, past their use by date etc.

GAB Workshops

Nearly two years ago I studied Guided Auto Biography and became a qualified to run workshops for people wanting to write their own life stories. I have not done a face-to-face course since Covid but managed to do one via Zoom early last year. I am starting to plan a course in 2022, but again the dreaded Covid is having an impact on my plans.

So Face to Face or Zoom? Will I or won’t I? Time will tell?

Website and Blogging

I intent to keep up to date with regular posts on this site too. And share many of my photos.  I have created many cards with photos – and shall continue to  give them away as I have done for a long time.

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Waterfall in the gardens of the Queensland Art Gallery

I have plenty to keep me occupied during the year.  I find it exciting.

Happy New Year.

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Domestic Science

Ladies – did you learn Domestic Science Skills?

Way back when I went to primary school, we had to learn Domestic Science. It was called either Domestic Science or Home Economics. I found this in a Google search.

“What do you learn in domestic science?
domestic sciences: Similar to home economics. The study of the science and economics of the home, including cooking, cleaning, and taking care of children.”

I recall it was in year 6 and 7 in primary school, Oaklands in Adelaide, that we “studied” to be housewives and mothers. I don’t recall any textbook or even notes. Our course was at Brighton High School, and I remember riding my bike to the school.

At the time, we enjoyed it – learning cooking skills, and learning how to run a household was interesting.  We knew that we would all go on and use the skills and even now I am grateful for what I learned.

New to Domestic Work?

Today I was returning to my unit and walked past a young lady, much shorter than me, who was trying to hand a bedsheet on the clothesline. She was a dark-skinned lady, (perhaps from Sudan or a similar country) who is a part-time worker for a disabled lady who lives in a unit near me. The clothesline is on a slope and she was on the lower side, jumping and trying to get the sheet over the line. I offered to help and suggested she moved to “higher ground” where she could reach the line. Then I suggested that the sheet would fit more easily on the longer line, rather than the short one she was trying where the sheet would have had to be crumpled to fit. She smiled and thanked me.

It was then that I realised that she would not have had the classes to learn the skills that she needs in her job now. I saw later that the other clothing she had hung out to dry, were also not the way we were taught. She used few clothes pegs, and most of the clothing was crunched up, hence making it more difficult to dry quickly.

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Photo from Unsplash Photo by Felix Prado
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A “HILLS HOIST” style clothesline

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Good Education for all.

In retrospect, I believe it was a good idea to learn some skills for running a home – for I did for so many years and the skills I learned really helped me.  While for a period I did feel a little angry about the discrimination against women of that time, for that and a range of other things that I do discuss occasionally. Perhaps it would have been a good idea for both the girls and the boys learn domestic science for many men did have to do some of the work of the home.

How many men are left behind (wife dies or becomes disabled) and the man had to struggle with running a house hold. These days I see the way the men in the unit block where I live, manage their “domestic duties”. I know that many of them buy ready made rules, (and so do some of the women) – but we usually like to know what is in our food, and how it was prepared.

I laugh at the way the men manage their laundry.  I don’t see any sheets or towels on the clotheslines. Yes, some men have clothes driers, as do some women. I know some men don’t use sheets – they just lay on the bed.

Anyway, I am glad I learned the skills. They have stood me in good stead.

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Great Holiday Reading Time

Planning Great Holiday Reading Time

It is a great time to catch up or do some reading for many, and I am ready and collecting books to read, and already reading at least one. I am a lover of “real books” – those paper ones that once upon a time, was all we could get.

I am also a fan of ebooks and have a well-used Kindle, which I have just charged up, ready for the holiday season. However, mostly I will read “real” books. Over the past few days, I have bought one book and collected several from the local library.

For me, this time of the year is a great time to do some reading. There are few meetings and other activities, giving me the free time to spend with books. So what have I got to read these holidays?

Australian Nurses

While at the local shopping centre, I found a book about Australian Nurses. As I was a registered nurse though much of my working life, I was attracted to “Great Australian Outback Nurses Stories”. This book was written by Bill “Swampy” Marsh, a very productive writer. I had not heard of this writer, but at the bookstall, there were many of his books. And as I have researched I have learned that he is a copious and highly respected writer, songwriter, performer and more. I found the following video on You Tube.

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Reading on the Train

It is a while (because of Covid19), that I have caught a train to the city. I did yesterday, in part to go to the city library and borrow a book that was not available at my local library. It was a strange feeling for there were some changes – even at the station where the new “ticket machine” was much easier to use.

I took my book “Great Australian Outback Nurses Stories” and managed to progress through some of the stories, while occasionally looking at the changing scenery as the train passed.

I was on my way to get a book by Australian author, Veronica Lampkin, “Madame Weigel’s Patterns 1878 – 1950″, a pioneering businesswoman in Australia. She started a dress pattern business in 1878, in Melbourne, Victoria, and “helped millions of Australasian women to sew for themselves and their families.”

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Why did I want the book about Madame Weigel’s patterns? A group of ladies (including me) is looking at creating some period costumes to wear at Australia Day celebrations on January 26th, down at the beachfront. We are hoping to get some donations from local politicians to make the costumes, (perhaps with a little inspiration from Madame Weigel) and wear them on the day. A work in progress.

At the Library

I needed help from the librarian to find the book I was after, and while looking around the books I found another that interested me.  It was a book by Clare Wright, called “Beyond the Ladies Lounge”. This book received much acclaim when it was published in 2003, is about Australian Female publicans.

When I went to check out the books, the machine said my library card was not working, so I had to get more help. As I walked back to the train station, I was aware of the heavy load I was carrying. Not only did I have the books, but I had my camera too.


My camera had a few minor issues, and as I had bought my camera from TEDS in the city, I figured I could get them to check it for me. A bloke with a great sense of humour assisted me, and after about 20 minutes and nearly $40 I left, hoping to have all the issues resolved.

So, I have plenty to read during the holiday season. And if I manage to read all those, I still have more on my Kindle, and Audible.

So, dear reader, are you planning to read over the holiday period?




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Where is My Knife?

Sending Things Back to Australia from China

This is a tale about a knife – My Knife. It went missing in a Post Office. Where was my knife? Did someone steal it? This is the story of a missing knife.

Back in 2008 and 2010, I was fortunate to be an English Teacher, in the city of Shaoxing, China, at a language college, that became a university during the first semester I was there.

There was a group of Australians teaching there, and we enjoyed each other’s company when not busy teaching or planning our lessons. We were all housed in two apartment blocks, on the edge of the campus, near the offices of the college hierarchy. The apartments were reasonable, with basic facilities, but we supplied certain things for ourselves.

I remember the first night we were there; we had to buy basic items for the kitchen, cups, plates, cutlery, etc.  Of course, we often would want to bring them back to Australia at the end of our time there.

The Box Man

When we wanted to send anything back to Australia, even for birthday gifts, because of the Chinese customs and rules, we could wrap nothing, not even in gift paper. We were often sending things back, souvenirs, items we’d purchased, including books we bought at an English Book Shop etc.

The process was that we would take our items to the Post Office, and first go to the man we called “the box man”, for he would determine what size box we needed. Our next stop was a nearby counter, where one of the staff would go through each item and check that they could be sent. At the end of the checking, all items were put in the box, which was sealed, and they gave us documents to complete, with details of the sender and the person that the box was being sent to. A few more checks, and payment, and it was goodbye to our box, and fingers crossed that it would arrive safely back in Oz. It was an excellent system and I can recall that everything arrived safely, a few short weeks later.

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My Cutlery Set

The Cutlery Set – Knife, Fork, and Two Spoons

In the last semester, I was there, I purchased a lovely knife, fork, and two spoon set. They look like they have a wooden handle, but it really was just plastic. They looked more salubrious than they were.

I decided I would like to keep the items, and on one of my last days in China, I travelled by bus to the Post Office with a bag of items to send back home. I showed the Box Man and he selected a big box for me, and I wandered to the counter or the next process. The lady behind the counter checked everything and removed the knife. No knife can be sent by post. Now if this knife was sharp and dangerous, I’d not be surprised, but it was so blunt it couldn’t manage much more than butter! But no, it could not go in the box. The Box Man came to the counter and watched the proceedings. The knife was put aside on a shelf. The final process for the box was completed and I paid the fee.

As I was told I could take the knife in my luggage on my return flight, I went to pick it up.  But it was gone.  Where was my knife? Nowhere to be seen. I assumed that one of the many staff in the area had stolen it. We couldn’t find it, so I left, disappointed.

Returning to Australia via Hong Kong.

I spent a few days in Hong Kong on my way back to Australia, and was soon back at home, waiting for my box to arrive, which it did. It took just over two weeks to make the journey from Shaoxing to Brisbane.

Imagine my surprise when I unpacked the box to find the knife!!! No, no one had stolen it in the Post Office, but someone slipped it into my box!

Yes, and I wondered who it was who had slipped it into the box. I have my suspicion, for one member of the staff in the Post Office, had been very helpful to me frequently. This person had a family member working in the post office, who was learning English and having trouble with pronunciation. I have no proof of course, but I suspect that this person managed to slip the knife in the box, without being detected.

Now, ten years later, I still have the precious set. Precious, just to me. And I like telling the story!

Do you have a strange delivery story?

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My Very First Trophy

Did you ever get a trophy?

I know it is an occasional discussion with my peers, that these days children at school get certificates and trophies for many things – even just attending school, but when we went to school, it was rare for any student to be awarded a trophy.

In those days I played many sports, but the competitions were few and far between, and on the occasions, I did very well, applause was the only reward for me. Over the years I have been awarded various other items – but not a real trophy.

I played tennis, and there were minor local competitions and I remember one that I did very well at a tennis court near the Oaklands railway station (Adelaide, South Australia), and I can remember the applause and that quite a few folk came and congratulated me. I have no memory of the event really, nor if I should have collected any reward/award. I do recall, apart from the applauds and well wishes, nothing.

Fast Forward to 2021.

It’s been a while since I won anything, apart from a raffle prize. And on the day, about which I am writing, I had already won a raffle prize. It was at the Christmas morning tea for the local historical society, where I am a member.

It was slightly amusing for I had arrived without any loose change to buy a raffle ticket, so I borrowed $5 from a friend and spent it all on some tickets. I was most surprised to win a box of Christmas foods, chocolates, wine etc. Was it my lucky day? I had no idea I was to win a trophy later in the day.

Christmas Drinks

With a morning function and a late afternoon one, it was a big day for me. I set off around 4 pm for the event at a friend’s home. It wasn’t far, but parking was a challenge, but I found somewhere to park, and arrived a little late. (I had text messages asking where I was too! Ooops.)

Carrying my bottle of Pink Moscato I was impressed with the venue. The homeowners had created the backyard into a great party precinct with seating, close to the refrigerator, surrounded by a luscious garden and more. To the side, there was a small crochet area. I initially look with a little disinterest at the crochet – several people were playing. It was not a sport I had ever played or even considered. Sometime later, the hostess announced it was my turn to play.

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A Game of Croquet

I tentatively joined the group.  There were three other ladies, and I was the fourth in the little competition. I had no idea of the rules, but learned that they were not complicated.  I had the yellow ball and a wooden mallet to guide the ball, when it was my turn, through the hoop.

Initially, I had some crazy shots, but soon was ahead of the others and went on to manoeuvre the yellow ball through all the hoops, and managed to eventually his the coloured pole at the end. I was the winner of our game. I was gobsmacked. I won. The first time I had played croquet.

That was the end of our little game, and I set off to pour a glass of Moscato. Then the hostess found me and gave me a small golden fabric bag. I opened it tentatively, and there were two items in it. One was a colourful pen, and the other a very small trophy.

I was amazed. I don’t recall ever receiving a trophy like that. Sure it didn’t (and would never) have my name engraved on it – for it is far too small. But it is something I will never forget. I was so excited.

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The Trophy

There is some good about not winning a lot of trophies. Where would I store them?

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The Devil of Tasmania

What is the Tasmanian Devil?

This animal, which only exists in the state of Tasmania, an island off the south coast of Australia, is known as the Tasmanian Devil. Apparently, the name came from the early European settlers of the region, who would hear the loud screams and growls of this wild animal.

It is a scary animal, though quite small.  It has long sharp teeth and long claws on its feet.

My Visit to Tasmania

In 2016 I drove down the east coast of Australia, via Canberra, along the south coast of Victoria to Melbourne, and joined the Spirit of Tasmania for the trip across Bass Strait to Devonport, the northern port of the state.

From there I drove down to the capital city of Hobart, and did a lot of exploration of the area.  At no time did I see or hear a Tasmanian Devil.  I didn’t expect to, and I didn’t visit any wildlife parks or similar.  I have seen them from time to time in parks in Queensland.  They are not native to the mainland of Australia but are in many wildlife parks.

Visit to Currumbin

While I was on the Gold Coast recently, one of my plans was to visit the Currumbin Wild Life Sanctuary.

And so I did. But unfortunately for me, I traveled the 30 kms to Currumbin when I was tired, and the weather was hot and steamy.  And soon after I arrived I felt unwell, but I wandered around looking for animals and interesting things to photograph.

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Tropical Gardens

I didn’t know that there was a mini-train that circumnavigated the property initially, but when I found it, I was more than happy to hop on board (especially as it was free), though I did not do the full route.

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The Mini Train

My Best Photo

Just before I boarded the train, I had a cold drink at a little cafe, which happened to be close to the Tasmanian Devil pen.  So, with camera in hand I set out to find one in its pen.  Sure enough, one came out to see me and post for this photo.

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The  Devil


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Up at Skypoint

SkyPoint was on my Bucket List

My son was going interstate for two weeks and asked me to “house-sit” for him on the Gold Coast, Queensland. I do enjoy the occasional visit to this part of the state, but I never wanted to live there. But a couple of weeks there is a bonus, and I accepted.

While I have done many day trips, I haven’t had a chance to look around much so, I put together a small list of what I wanted to do.  There were two teenagers in the mix too – who shared time between their mother and father.  I didn’t know how much I would see them – as it turned out, not much at all. And I had a couple of commitments back at my home too.

What did I want to do?

  • Swim – I bought some swimming togs around 2 years ago and they’ve never been used.
  • Visit SkyPoint – I had been before, a long time ago, but wanted to visit again.
  • Currumbin Wild Life Sanctuary.

You’d think with such a small list it would easily be achieved.

Week One

What a disappointment. It rained all week. I got some things done (shopping), but any thought of sightseeing was out of the question.  But, I thought, I had another week. I saw the grandchildren a few times.  Grandson had a few friends over, (playing music in the studio), and one night was a little dramatic, but mostly all well. The grandson graduated from high school, so I went to see him leave for this grand occasion.

Week Two

The weather was brilliant.  On the Monday I set off around the middle of the day to visit SkyPoint – of course with camera in hand!

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Looking South

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On the seafront

Finding SkyPoint

I roughly knew where SkyPoint was and had the directions in my GPS but I initially couldn’t find the way into the car park. Eventually, I did (after one circuit of the area) and found my way into the underground car park, and the lift that took me up to the Ground floor.

My ticket cost just $15 of which $10  was credit to use at the Cafe. Then a short walk to the entrance and the lift, that took me quickly up to the 77th floor.  And there before me, were amazing views.  One can walk all around the perimeter of the 77th floor, and on a good day (which this day was) see for miles.

Southward towards New South Walkes

Looking South

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Looking North

Using my Credit at the Cafe

Overall, I took around 40 photos, as I wandered from window to window.  There’s lots of information on display boards near the rear of the building, so for tourists, SkyPoint offers quite a lot. There was information that is helpful to me, and I shall do more exploration.

I ordered some food and found a table with magnificent views. It was magic. The coffee was wonderful and the cheesecake was yummy.

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Coffee and Cheesecake

And Again

On Friday, just four days after my earlier visit I was back again, but this time with a friend. She had driven from Brisbane to the Goldie (as we sometimes call it) and instead of preparing lunch for her; I took her to SkyPoint. She was so impressed – thrilled to have been able to explore this place.

Will I go back again? Sure will. It is outstanding. It is inexpensive to get in – and the parking was free. Another time.

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The Glass Fairy

The Tales of the Glass Fairy

I don’t know how long I have had the glass fairy or even where she came from.  I am surprised I haven’t broken her in all those years too.  But she was something that this grandma (called DeeDee) had a lot of fun with when the children were small.

Now, I have no memories of how it happened, but I must have had a grandma moment and saw the potential for this little fairy.

I bought a garden ornament, something like an Asian temple about 9 inches high, which I put in a pretty corner of my garden. Then I took photos of the fairy, which I called Tottie, and then hid her. (Leaving her in the garden was not safe for her!).


Tottie the Glass Fairy taken with OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

My first grandchild was born in 2000, and of course, celebrated her 21st birthday this year. She was probably around two years old when she learned of Tottie. For years, when she and later her little sister visited me, they would always go first into the garden to look for Tottie. Tottie was never to be seen, and it did frustrate them.

My reasoning is that if I had allowed them to play with this glass fairy, she possibly would not have survived, but here it is nearly 22 years later and she is well and happy (and unbroken).

Where is Tottie, the Glass Fairy?

For probably ten years, I had adventures with Tottie. I would take Tottie and my camera into their bedrooms when they were at Day Care or school and later show them photos of Tottie playing with their Toys.

At the time we had a Gerbera Flower Farm, and Tottie often went into the “hothouse” and played with the flowers. There was photographic evidence, but never was Tottie herself found.

She also appeared in some books that I created for grandchildren, but none of the four of them had seen her “in person”, until recently. The two grandchildren who live on the Gold Coast did not have a great relationship with Tottie. Sadly.

The Tottie Glass Fairy Cards

I have been interested in “kindness” probably all my life and supported the movement Random Acts of Kindness. These days I create cards with my photos on them, and I give them away. Randomly. It’s funny because some of my photos are award-winning ones (not major awards!) and when I visit friends and others, there is often one of the cards on display. They love them and keep them.

Usually, they are photos of my travels – around Australia, UK, China or South Korea, though few of the latter country. Local photos work well too. I put the cards and envelope in a cello bag, and when I give them away, I often ask the receiver to send the card with a kind message to someone in need.

Today I created ten new cards. On the front is Tottie. The photo above is on the front of the cards, which are yet to be moved into the cello bags. Will do it when the glue has dried properly. But I am pleased with my cards, and this week will give them away. I get the photos at Officeworks. I walk in with a range of photos on a USB stick and then process them myself, send them to the printer and take them home (after paying, of course – 10 cents each!)

Tottie’s Story

I am pondering putting a little story in each card about the mysterious Tottie and my grandchildren. Will probably do it tomorrow. Tottie’s influence continues.

Tottie Cards

Tottie Cards and envelopes

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