I REMEMBER WHEN we first got home internet

June 14, 2021
Home internet

Home internet – let’s look at how it all began! Australia joined the global internet 32 years ago on June 23, 1989 via a connection made by the University of Melbourne.  It was mostly only used by computer scientists though.  It was a slow start!  At first, network capacity was limited to very small volumes of information.  By the end of 1997, there were estimated to be 1.6 million Internet users in Australia (8.6% of the population), with 1 million…

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Project Scarf-A-Day!

It dawned on me recently … well actually it had already dawned on me but on this occasion it hit me with a thud … that I have many things that I LOVE that I do not use or wear.  I’m always waiting for…

June 7, 2021
Today is my birthday

Today is my birthday!

Today is my birthday and I’m going to revel in it!  Let the festivities begin!  I turn 57!  Yes that is certainly getting up there.  Yes it is closer to 60 than it is to 50.  But no I am not going to feel…

May 31, 2021

The Blogging Mojo

Image by Mr TT on Unsplash WHAT IS A BLOGGING MOJO? The blogging mojo to me is a phenomenon that fills a blogger up with enthusiasm, inspiration and plenty of ideas for topics to write about and the motivation to sit and type up…

May 24, 2021

Corona Chronicles #7 – My first jab

It’s the afternoon of Friday 7 May and I’m wondering what I should post about on Monday 10 May because I know I need to make a start on it.  I’m feeling very tired and don’t have the energy for a post that requires…

May 10, 2021

A shared birthday

Today is a special day so it didn’t feel right to blog about anything else.  It’s the 3rd of May and it’s my Mum’s 80th birthday and my daughter’s 26th birthday.  Yes, they share a birthday!  In fact, Mum and Dad came to look…

May 3, 2021


GEM OF ZEN #37 What does it mean to feel joyful?  The word ‘JOYFUL’ is defined as “Feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure or happiness”.    Around this time 2 years ago I wrote a post called What Sparks Joy – Then vs Now. …

April 26, 2021

Managing Home Improvement Induced Anxiety

Home Improvement Induced Anxiety – have you ever seen a post title like that one before?  I wonder if this post is a first?  Read on to better understand what I mean. Painters are coming! At the time this post publishes it will probably…

April 12, 2021

Corona Chronicles #6 – Brisbane Lockdown & Vaccine Rollout

Corona Chronicles time … but before you read on, please note that I am not a medical professional and have no medical expertise. This post is written through the eyes of a middle aged citizen of Brisbane, Australia. If you want expert advice in…

April 5, 2021
tongue twister

I REMEMBER WHEN tongue twisters were fun

Tongue Twisters. Remember when you were a kid and you felt such a supreme sense of accomplishment if you could master one?  I do, and I thought I was pretty good at it too. I thought it would be fun to take a trip…

March 29, 2021
flora, dove lake, cradle mountain, tasmania

Taking Stock – March 2021

I usually do my quarterly Taking Stock posts right at the end of the month but I felt like doing this one now  It’s the first one for 2021 and there’s been a lot happened since the last one in December 2020, so why…

March 22, 2021
dog, cavalier king charles spaniel, ava

Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

AVA, COLBY & CHELSEA Most readers would know that I have a ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named ‘Ava’ who I love and adore.  She turned 8 last September (2020) so at the time of writing this she is nearly 8 1/2 years of…

March 18, 2021