Monthly Archives: June 2013

Walking in a winter wonderland

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while walking barefoot along the back beach this morning, I was amused to discover that Australian kids are also willing to brave the winter elements to experience the joys of sledding.

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Luckily there was a roaring fire and hot cocoa waiting.

some things are universal.

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art candy!!!

what a lucky find. while visiting my daughter in perth, australia i was delighted to discover that the friend we were meeting for tea was actually jenni, the artist behind the amazing world of art candy. jenni, modestly describes her work as, ‘sweetness with soul,’ and that is an understatement. i’ve admired her work online for quite a while, and am happy to know that others around the world have discovered her. jenni hand-makes unique cards, paintings, alphabets, and other magical delights. while there, i saw her works in progress and was even allowed a peek into her glitter drawer. it was an amazing morning spent with a wonderful, creative spirit. since art school, jenni has been inspired by a love of language, especially slang, colour, and a sheer exuberance for life. if you have a moment, take a peek into her work and her world, through the link i’ve provided. i think you’ll be delighted by what you find.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/artcandyaustralia

Old man winter takes a trip to the southern hemisphere

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Deep in the heart of winter down under, aussies everywhere are gearing up, as the temp dips to a dangerously low 56F. comments such as, ‘ I cannot take this freezing weather one day longer!’, ‘ how are we expected to get through this ?’and ‘how long will this last?!, are heard on the street. Scarves, mittens, hats, winter coats, boots, hot water bottles, and of course, a cup of hot tea all come into play. I feel the air and i look to the sky and I wonder…….

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there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

John Ruskin

 

 

 

Freestyle in Fremantle

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Heaps of fun in freemantle – charge up the side of a hill, prison break, artist’s market, outdoor cafe, tea breaks, favorite fairy store, picking up some sort of accent that sounds more Asian/Czech than Australian.

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I love the smell of ocean in the morning

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relaxing way to ease into the day, with a stroll by the Indian Ocean, nothing to do but feel the breeze, take in the salt air, feel the winter sun on my face, keep a sharp eye out for shark fins, in Western Australia. 

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If it’s Tuesday this must be……..Monday?

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imageAfter leaving my house on Sunday at 2 pm, and numerous flights, layovers, and connections, I have somehow arrived at my destination down under And it is Tuesday at 2 pm. After traveling through various time zones and crossing the equator and international dateline, and losing a day and going ahead 13 1/2 hours in my new time zone,  here is how I have made sense of it in mathematical form: if e equals mc2 plus add in 1 day plus 13.5 hours plus 2 flight delays and 1 early arrival then I have arrived, though I am very unsure of what time it is. Am I here yet?