Serene Sunday

On this serene Sunday as I sit at my desk looking out the window onto my garden, I hear the birds twittering in the mulberry tree. The sky is a cloudless azure blue. Tess lies at my feet snoring. She’s loud for a little girl. But it does not disturb the peace. Her presence fills … More Serene Sunday

Saturday Smiles

Time to put a smile on your dial – It’s Saturday !! For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on.  Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “If Ford had kept up with technology like … More Saturday Smiles

He’s an Inventor

You may not know that I’m living with  married to an inventor. TRH (The Retired Husband) has been inventing things probably all his life. Certainly for as long as I’ve known him , which is almost a lifetime. Those of you who have read about what he gets up to would know he’s a busy … More He’s an Inventor

Graeme C Simsion

Graeme C. Simsion is another Aussie author  I want to introduce to you. Born in New Zealand he now calls Melbourne his home. He’s also screenwriter, playwright and data modeller. I just had to do this book review as a follow up to my recent review of Kathy Lette’s book about autism spectrum disorder. Graeme Simsion has … More Graeme C Simsion


Thought I’d try something different this week. A writing prompt for February with an interesting twist. It’s called Randomize from Mindlovemisery The rules for this prompt are what makes it so interesting : For this week, I would like us to seek inspiration in random places. What does that mean? I want you to go to … More Maria

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