Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

Daily treasures

I haven’t blogged for ages but I noticed this week’s challenge is Treasure. I came across this quote this week via A Design So Vast and it really resonated with me.  Lately I’ve been bored and restless so this is the reminder I needed to create the life I want. This photo is of my treasured husband and son. This week my son was accepted into the army and will be leaving us soon so I am mindful of how much I treasure him and how much he will be missed by us.





This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challange: Eerie. It’s taken at Tamarama, Sydney and is part of Sculpture by the Sea. The park I like to walk the dog is taken over by sculptures and it certainly makes for an interesting dog walk. If find the people are almost as interesting as the sculptures.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

I am always amazed at people’s ingenuity and creativity. In Nepal on a trek we stopped for the night at a very small guest-house. Despite the signs that the owners had very little they had made efforts to make the garden and courtyard look attractive. They have hung up corn to dry to use for later in the year when it isn’t possible to grow it. They had also planted gorgeous flowers around the courtyard.

focus, corn, Nepal

Corn hung up to dry in Nepal

Flowers in Nepal;

Flowers in focus in Nepal


This is my response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus




Heading towards Mary’s house, Moshi, Tanzania

Last week I had a job interview and was asked to refer to a situation where I had been challenged by  cross-cultural communication. I started talking about my friend Mary from Tanzania and how much she had taught me, how knowing her taught me to be less judgemental of other people as I realised that you can never really know a person’s true situation and circumstances. I had come to Tanzania thinking I was there to help others but in the end I found it was people like Mary that helped me.

To my absolute mortification I started to tear up thinking about her. How much I missed her and how much she meant to me. It was a job interview! The interview panel of three were very kind and understanding but it really was completely inappropriate. I didn’t get the job and I wish it hadn’t happened but it might give you an indication of the nostalgia I feel when I look at this photo of Mary.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

Colour – Bondi street art

Bondi street art

All along the promenade at Bondi Beach has been made available to local artists to illustrate what would otherwise be a boring concrete wall.20130403-155857.jpg

Bondi fish

This is my response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Color (NB it’sn not a typo! Different spelling of colour in Australia. iphone photos edited with Picmonkey