Bloomin’ Beauties

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Already it is October.  Spring here.

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It was Autumn when I first began living in the Van.

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Winter when I began the real travelling.

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So the seasons roll on…. just as do birthdays.

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Debra Eve writes about Later Bloomers –  celebrating those who have found their glory in their later years.  Another author is Lisa Congdon who recently published a book titled “A Glorious Freedom” about older women leading extra-ordinary lives.

As an early birthday present to myself, I’ve just purchased the Kindle version of this book.  While I do prefer hard copies, given the small space I live in, alternatives must be considered.  And so I move with the times – on some things anyway!

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During the months on the road, I’ve met many interesting people, visited new places and revisited old haunts and renewed old friendships as well as formed new ones.  In some ways its been a bit of a whirlwind.   The diary I planned on keeping never eventuated (it may yet though) except in photograph form, and that probably is sufficient to tilt my memory into the right places when the time comes to write about it.

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Summer approaches, and with it temperatures that can make it difficult to travel with my four-legged family, especially in the northern areas I love so much.

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With that in mind, last month I did some research and active search, and with the help of new friends have found a lovely cottage to rent for the summer.  It is within easy access to my beloved Flinders Ranges, so we can still go off for camping when appropriate.  I’m not ready to stop this way of life just yet!

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However, I have a feeling that I’m being called to explore in other ways…. and who knows what may open up!  Hence my book purchase.  It may provide clues to the direction I need to go in next.

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Now I’m off to read my new book!  Who knows what may unfold…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Melrose Show

On Saturday 30th September, we attended the annual Melrose Show and had a great time looking at the varied exhibits and chatting with some locals and visitors to the region.

Here’s a snapshot of the varied activities on the day.  It was a really relaxed show atmosphere, compared to many others in different places I have attended over the years.  The setting, at the base of Mt. Remarkable could not be beaten, and the extensive grounds gave everyone plenty of space.  Camping was available there also, although we were staying elsewhere.

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