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Archive for December, 2011

At the tail end

The year 2011 is drawing to its conclusion Downunder, and I can’t say I’m sorry about that.  It’s been a year of changes – most of which were quite unpredictable and some leaving me shaken.  However, I’m still here…..and maybe things are looking up in these new pastures.

I’m not really into New Year Resolutions.  Goal setting is well and good too, but generally I prefer to simply keep learning, and see where it takes me.  It’s always been an interesting journey. :-)  Currently I’m learning how to convert images to black and white, and no doubt that will keep me busy for some time to come.  The more I learn about it the more I realise how much there is to know, and how little I do know.  Just like life really :-)

Thanks very much everyone for your support and comments and feedback – most appreciated!  Hopefully I’ll see you around again next year!  Have a Happy and Safe New Year♥


Blazing through the mist

This morning’s sunrise was a humdinger, with plenty of colour to play in the mist. It was also jolly cold – gloves and jacket in middle of summer is NOT what I’m used to!  Worth making the early start for though, when Nature puts on a show like this.


Heading out to sea

“Ok, who’s going first?


Hullo! Why it’s ……

……..Just Joey smiling in the morning sun!


Ho ho ho ho ho hummmmm

“Well that’s me done for another Christmas! Now I can have a seaside holiday!”


In the bleak midwinter…..


Summer Solstice, Santa and Mary.

What better way to spend the summer solstice Downunder, than with a trip to the beach!

And at Beachport, on the Limestone Coast, Santa took a break from his busy schedule and headed off into the surf!

See for yourself!

Not only that, but when I arrived home, I found out that Mary hadn’t had a lamb but two!

A pretty special day all round.  Fred will have a Big story to write up this week!

Oh yes, and this is my 400th post on WordPress!  I surprise even myself sometimes :-)