Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Blissful days in Ball Bay

Queensland Roadtrip Pt6 What a fun name, we thought.  It tickled our fancy and ignited that playfulness side of us. We came across Ball Bay as we were searching for an idyllic place to relax for a few days.  Luckily for us, we had found that perfect place. It's always a relief to have a… Continue reading Blissful days in Ball Bay


The Funeral of the Former Year

#SundayStills This week's challenge, "Birthday". Most of us see this occasion leaning towards more of a form of jubilation and celebration. A certain gentleman and poet, Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744 / London / England) thought otherwise. Pope's poem to his friend Martha Blount knows that birthdays are melancholy for many.… Continue reading The Funeral of the Former Year

Life at No.22, Musings

Do you Donate to Charity Shops?

We all know today's modern mantra, is to reduce, reuse and recycle.  The rippling effect of that usually means frequenting a charity shop is high on the agenda for many folks.  If the charity shop I work in is anything to go by.  We are very busy with incoming goods and with hopefully satisfied bargain hunters… Continue reading Do you Donate to Charity Shops?


Reflections of Lines in Squares

Positive spin of my "spring clean" is being distracted.  In a good way.  Like finding and adapting photos that would be suitable for Becky [the Queen of Squares] who has challenged us bloggers to find lines. In Squares naturally. That is the only proper ‘rule’. The grand spring clean has also seen me spending more than… Continue reading Reflections of Lines in Squares

Australia, Travel, Walks

Hiking in Porcupine Gorge National Park

Queensland Roadtrip Part 5 After leaving Hughenden, we had hours of driving on long stretches of road before reaching the turnoff leading to the Gorge.  Finally arriving at the said turnoff, we passed through flat woodlands of typical Australian Eucalypts and Acacias it gave us no hint of the existence of the Gorge, leaving us… Continue reading Hiking in Porcupine Gorge National Park


A Dedicated follower of Lines and Squares

#SundayStills When I started to really think about what images I would include in this post, it dawned on me how much of what we see in our lives are formed by boxes and lines. We literally follow lines wherever we go. Here are a few lasting lines and squares that have stood out for… Continue reading A Dedicated follower of Lines and Squares

Food at the heart of a culture, Life at No.22, New Zealand

Eat like a local: Kai with Soul

Ahhh, food. It is a subject dear to many people's hearts and souls. Especially mine! It brings people together in wonderous and in not so jolly times. Perhaps one feijoa ice-cream at a time. Let me share with you a few snippets about just a few old-style local kai [food] that seems to be still… Continue reading Eat like a local: Kai with Soul