Gramp’s Pipe Part 2

Once again the children were  gathered around Gramp’s rocking chair in a semicircle. The cheery, warming fire was burning in the hearth. The children liked to watch the play of shadows on the walls of the cabin. They saw all manner of beasts and fanciful images cavorting on the screen in front of them. Gramps … More Gramp’s Pipe Part 2

Sunday Serenity

It’s Easter Sunday. The sun is shining. All is quiet and peaceful. To those celebrating – Easter blessings. To those not celebrating – Sunday blessings Raili Tanska Steps for Peace “If you want to end the war then Instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send … More Sunday Serenity

Saturday Smiles

Chinese in Australia After living in Shanghai for 50 years a Chinese man decides to move to Australia. He buys a small piece of land near Mt Isa. A few days after moving in, the friendly Aussie neighbour decides to go across and welcome the new guy to the region. He goes next door but … More Saturday Smiles

IKEA moments

I, TRW (The Retired Wife),  have taken a leaf out of TRH’s (The Retired Husband’s) book. I also have done my own mini clearing, cleaning, sorting and re-ordering. In the kitchen. Last night, whilst waiting to pick up our son from the airport, we popped into Ikea. Conveniently, it’s right next to the airport. Yes, … More IKEA moments

Echoes of Man Cave

Yes, TRH (The Retired Husband) is at it again! Cleaning, sifting, sorting, chucking, rearranging The Man Cave. Since we got home from the last road trip, he has been behind closed doors. I have heard noises. Banging, crashing, vacuuming. Ominous silence. I have not dared to venture into the Inner Sanctum, the testosterone Holy of … More Echoes of Man Cave

The Rose

A mid week meditation Pick a rose or two if you can Light a candle Have some journalling tools close to hand for this meditation leads you straight into a period of reflection Seat yourself comfortably in your quiet, sacred space. Take some slow, deep breaths, centering and grounding yourself. ♥ You find yourself in … More The Rose

The people who belong to this land, The Coorong

The land is the Coorong. The people are the Ngarrindjeri, an Australian Aboriginal nation of 18 tribes and 77 family groups, the original custodians of the lower Murray River, the western Fleurieu Peninsula and the Coorong. Some well known Ngarrindjeri people include writer and inventor David Unaipon (1872-1967), who features on the Australian 50 dollar note; … More The people who belong to this land, The Coorong

Sunday Serenity

Wave sounds  Listen to the sounds of the waves as they furl and break on the shore Smell the clean, pure air as you breathe in slowly and deeply  Taste the briny saltiness on your lips Feel the warmth of the sun caressing your skin and the soft, cool breeze riffling through your hair. Stay … More Sunday Serenity