A – Z Challenge 2015 Reflection

Four days since the final post for the A – Z Challenge was due and 1, 516 fellow participants have emerged from the rabbit hole that was April.  So much energy, writing, visiting, commenting and scurrying as we polished draft posts before hitting the publish button. And now the Selah, the pause and reflection:  time to…

Zig-Zag Railway

Linda Stewart If noise, loud noise, steam and smoke, swaying rhythm and adventure capture your imagination chances are you’ve taken a few train trips.  My love affair with trains started as a youngster when I travelled home with friends for school holidays.  That was in the 1960s.  When trains steamed along billowing smoke and clack-clacked…

Yesterday’s Nut

Strange as it may sound, yesterday has a comfortable familiarity about it.  We may feel comfortable with some of the outcomes or perhaps not so pleased about other events that happened just twenty-four hours ago.  Whatever, since it happened twenty-four hours ago it is now in our past and because we have moved through that…

Xerox

History assuaged my natural curiosity during school and the internet fulfils the role whenever I need to know the specifics of a matter.  English was my second love at school. Words and their meaning have held a fascination since standard four when we had a brilliant spelling and grammar text book presented as a series of…

Warner’s Bay Walkway

Linda Stewart Last weekend we took our bicycles up to Newcastle as it has been a while since we had been along the Newcastle Coastal Walkway.  We started at Nobby’s Headland and continued as far as we could and before the rain set in again.  This weekend we visited another walkway closer to home, the walkway…

Values Driven Life : Reprise

Linda Stewart Once a piece is posted I seldom revisit it unless the stats for that post indicate some activity around the topic.  However, when I was thinking about a topic for “V” in the A – Z Challenge in April I thought at once of values and how we are driven by them in…

Unplugged

Linda Stewart When American bloggers wrote of being snowed in and having to shovel their way out of their homes it sounded like hard work, not much fun.  Some did well to identify the benefits of no electricity, no vehicle and no work.  I was grateful to  be living on the sunny part of the…