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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Message in the sand

This month was my daughters 17th birthday. To celebrate we took a trip out to Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef. My son wrote a message in the sand ... to his sister!

Sometimes it is easier to say what is in our hearts by scribing it out ...  and allowing those we love, to read the message deep layered within our heart, to take in the full impact of the words ... truly heartfelt words, by seeing them for ourselves. 

Happy Birthday darling girl. xx

Monday, July 30, 2012

Living inspired, always

There are moments in life that keep you captivated forever. Moments that change you in unexpected ways. The memory of that moment swirls across the canvas of your heart, always. 

The setting sun over an African grassland, the mingling of destiny and dreams - Captivating!

capture, celebrate, cherish
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Friday, July 27, 2012


On Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. This weeks prompt is .... Beyond!

So here I go ....
Beyond the horizon lies a shimmering sea of endless unknowns,
it stretches wide and expansive, much further than the eye can see.
Somewhere out there over that forever calm of ocean depths
lies our beginning and our end ... it belongs only in this world. 
Constrained by all earthly dimensions ... we reside here for a time.
Our life, this life ... is for a moment, 
a vapour in the wind - here and then gone. 
We toil and churn this life away, 
always busy, way beyond what we imagine 
is necessary or even possible. 
But someday, one day ... we will embrace a new beginning. 
One that has no end, for those of us who can see beyond
this life ... and this here and now.
We begin again.
Five Minute Friday

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Growing up can't was a dirty word in our household.
I was always pulled up on it and made to change my statement.
My Dad would remonstrate ' There is no such thing as can't!'

I begged to differ!!
As a child this was frustrating. I checked the dictionary
and .... it was in there, a contraction of I CAN NOT!

As an adult (and parent myself), 
I am so very grateful that this way of seeing things 
was so firmly entrenched in my thinking.

Because, eventually the message sank in and established a way of living that has forged and fashioned who I am today.
It helped me to overcome great odds, to persevere when the going got tough. 

I learnt to live over, not under
above, not beneath
higher, not lower
grounded and not airy fairy!!

I am currently finding myself journeying 
down the same path with my children and turning their cant's into cans.

They are not very impressed!
(I understand their pain.)

 with the benefit of hindsight, I will continue to lead them
(and if necessary push them)
to believe in their dreams and that anything truly is possible!

Just because I can!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Enough already!!

It is that time of the week to write for five minutes straight from the heart, with no over thinking or editing - no going back, this is the hard part! Linking up with the Gypsy Mama for a bit of frivolous fun.

It has been a big week ... which is an understatement. This week means I am back to school and teaching Grade One, with all its fun and challenges and already I am calling for another holiday ... 

It has been a big week, but truly I am up for it. I love teaching Grade One, and watching the little tackers grasp the English language(Which is seriously, no mean feat!). I love the awe in their faces as they listen to stories read aloud and beg for more, especially when little boys who play rough and squirm in their seats besiege me to read just one more story. 

In all honesty, I love it!
Yes, it is tiring - so very tiring! BUT, to see the delight ... the pure delight of a face lighting up and connecting the dots, developing such raw and pure potential, can there really be anything better? 

So, when I say enough already! When the day is done and I'm dragging my feet, enough is really not close enough. There is so much more to do and learn and become. There really is not enough time in the day to impact a life, change a destiny or realise a dream ... BUT,  I really will try!
Five Minute Friday

Thursday, July 19, 2012


- Grace - 
She really is so sweet. 
She is an open hand
and flourishing heart,
full of favour and forbearance.
Kindness is set within her eyes
and mercy is upon her lips.
She is a believer of integrity,
a leader of virtue,
 a follower of truth.
She protects hearts
and saves souls.

There have been times
(More than I care to count) 
when I fell so very far from grace.
Yet, she loved me still.
Bestowing bountiful 
and unmerited gifts upon me,
despite my failings, 
despite my shortcomings.
(It is a wonder that I have been
able to stay in her good graces so long.)
Thankfully all is not lost.
(I truly have been found)

Dear amazing Grace
Thanks for being my friend
I am so very blessed!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Cairns - Far North Queensland

Perfect one day, Spectacular the next!

Compact camera highlights from Palm Cove.

Photos taken with the Samsung WB550

The Daintree 

Green Island

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