In Australia 26th January is … what?

Today dawned bleak.  Overcast skies.  Dampening long weekend camping plans.  I lay in bed this morning and pondered the controversy surround today’s celebrations and its significance to everyone who calls Australia home, as I have since 2003. Indigenous Australians,  whose heritage predated the arrival of the first fleet in 1788, were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful

Whether it’s a person, a building, or an abstract shape, show us something that exists harmoniously with its surroundings. In October last year we spent a week in Grafton during the annual Jacaranda Festival.  We were camping with friends and enjoyed the immersion into country-town life as they celebrated each day throughout the week of…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Names

The Newcastle (New South Wales, Australia) Baptist Tabernacle – modelled on  Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle in London was completed in 1889 and the foundation stones were laid on Christmas day 1889.  The Tabernacle opened in 1890, much to the delight of not only the congregation but the people of the City of Newcastle. Humans love naming…

Word for 2017

I changed my Facebook header to remind me of the word I have chosen and to encourage me each time I logged into FB. Last year was the first time I had embarked on the journey of choosing a word to accompany me through the year.  My word for 2016 was STEADFAST and each time…