When I was young, I had read books about volcano's and the story of Pompeii fascinated me while being the scariest horror story I ever heard. Needless to say; the thought of living near an extinct volcano scared the hell out of me. However I did and thankfully, all these years later, it hasn't gurgled … Continue reading The volcano carter I live in
A moment of compassion during a visit to a farm of a friend bought a tear to my eye and reminded me there are good people and good deeds done in the world. As I am on a couple of weeks holidays at home he invited me out to his property where photo opportunities abound. … Continue reading Small acts of kindness.
I've managed to do more posts in one week than I did all year. Wow, it is amazing what a bit of down time can do for a person. As such; here is my final post to wrap up the horrible year that has just gone, December memories. All in all this month went too … Continue reading Last but not least. The last days of 2014
I was reminded of a lot of things in November. These included what it was like to hear rain on the roof, what news writing is all about and a promise I made in January to my boys and a friend. The change of scene in my work place also herald a change in the … Continue reading Remember November
My dad celebrated his 94th birthday in October. It was a low key affair. I think once you have had as many birthday's as him you don't want too much of a fuss but my boys and I still popped up to see him and sing him that all important song. This was when I … Continue reading It was a little dry all round in October 2014.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading 2014 in review by WordPress.
The mind bobbling pace of 2014 again left me little time for myself and I seem to have existed between three places; work, the supermarket and home where I did a bad job of completing the unpaid work. Flowers began to bloom in the garden and I began practicing close up shots of them as … Continue reading September and spring sprung while it had a chance.
Please don't miss out on the other photos in this post as August brought more opportunities to practice with my camera. A number are included here as I'm a big believer in practice makes perfect and one day I hope to get it right. The days started to get warm again, not that they really … Continue reading I thought I had been busy but then August came along.
The tax man was added to the list of people who I needed to pay attention to at this time of year. Thankfully with my income and no investments he was easy to please. I got my records in order and submitted everything to the accountant in good time this year which is a plus … Continue reading The start of the Australian new financial year, July 2014
My work life was intense during 2014 to say the least. As the pressure increased on the sales representative to make budgets they stepped up to meet the challenges set for them. For me this meant going along for the ride and trying to do my best for each and every one of them. At … Continue reading Half way through and it was all work, work and more work. June 2014.