About Awards

Soul Gifts – Telling Tales became an Awards Free blog around May 2016. Prior to that I happily accepted nominations. Being a bit of a rebel (sometimes) I usually bent the rules or made up my own. What that meant of course was that I made a whole lot more work for myself. It was … More About Awards

Saturday Laughter

Saturday Laughter seems to have become a weekly feature – so that’s what I’ll call it in future. Just so’s you know 🙂 PEPPERMINT………….. I recently spent $6,500 on a young registered Black Angus bull. I put him out with the herd but he just ate grass and wouldn’t even look at a cow. I … More Saturday Laughter

Echoes of February

It’s been a bitty and busy week this mid February. But I did have some leisure time too. On Tuesday I went to lunch with a friend to this cute little out of the way organic cafe called “Five Little Figs”.  We both had the Chef’s Special for the day – Lamb Yiros on a … More Echoes of February


Yep – that’s me. The skilled Procrastinator. See this? It’s been there since December when I was Christmas crafting. I keep telling myself that it is a neat pile. It is ordered. I am collecting more. That’s what us craft workers do. Scavenge. Save. Throw NOTHING out that may one day be a useful item when … More Procrastination

Sacred Handwashing

I was having a look at my archives today and found this treasure. It too, like yesterday’s video is just too good not to share! “In the days of our ancestors, the volunteer chaplain went forth to be trained in the hospital. And lo, the first and most important rule in the hospital — aside … More Sacred Handwashing

Finland Second

This one is just too good not to share ! Apologies to those who may have already seen it.   Raili Tanska Step for Peace  Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace   — Buddha (560-483 B.C.)

Echoes of Photography

TRH (The Retired Husband) being the loving, dutiful husband that he is, took up my request hint about getting me  high performance lenses for my mobile phone as a Christmas gift. I take most of my photos with my phone. The clever little device was advertised as providing professional quality photos for a fraction of the … More Echoes of Photography