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Some of Tuesday’s BWs with a couple of extras.


The World War I gun emplacement and our means of ascending.

All those in the 30-40 years younger bracket did not

seem to need the ladder.

And we were not the first to make the visit…

although maybe the first to bring greenery with us.

Point-Lonsdale_0667Decorations were hung.Point-Lonsdale_0670Our young helpers pause to admire the view.

Point-Lonsdale_0676This stretch of water is known as The Rip …

shallow and dangerous but the entry to Port Phillip Bay.

Point-Lonsdale_0685Definitely a setting for a marriage proposal! 🙂

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Black and White Tuesday


On Monday we spent most of the day preparing for…


and converting this…


World War I gun emplacement…

engagement_0665into a place fit for a proposal to happen.


With the help of two of our son’s friends

it was decorated with all the paraphernalia

Number 2 son suggested, and some MGW thought of.

engagement_0685This was the end result.

We just could not come up with the suggested rose petals

so some of our Agapanthus volunteered their services

for the occasion.

engagement_0730The view across to Point Nepean was the attraction.

This narrow strip of water is where all Melbourne (or Geelong)

bound shipping enters Port Phillip Bay.

 Hopefully they will enjoy these before and after shots in years to come.

 It will certainly bring back memories for MGW and me



Hope you enjoyed.


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Odd Ball

Week 52


My Christmas present from Number 2 son.Quinn_8197He/They are giving me a replacement for Ginger,

who died in October.

The pups are being bred by his girlfriend’s family.

Quinn_8196This is just a reminder as the replacement

will not be ready for a couple of months yet.

Mum‘ is the same colour as this,

so hope there is one the same colour


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Travel Theme-Spice




Travel Theme.



spice_8199the most important shelf in our pantry.


Where’s My Backpack?: Spice


  • Spice and the Time Traveller | ALMOST ITALIAN
  • spicey pressie | del’s other stuff…
  • Spice of life | Mick’s Cogs
  • Spiced atmosphere | Le Drake Noir
  • Travel Theme: Spicy Foods | decocraftsdigicrafts
  • Travel Theme: Spice | Middleton Road
  • Travel Theme: Spices from Around the World | Albatz Travel Adventures
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    Floral Friday Challenge.


    While in Sydney, some of us decided to visit Kings Cross
    kings-cross_0439For readers unfamiliar with King’s Cross…

    not that I am…

    Google ; have you ever been to see kings cross

    and you will hopefully find a novelty song from 1962.

    I remember the chorus quite well,

    so was keen to see King’s Cross

    kings-cross_0440An unexpected find was this vertical garden…or hedge, only a few hundred metres from the railway station.
    kings-cross_0441It not only contained flowers but some herbs as well.


    Floral Friday

    Floral Friday




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    My contribution for this week’s challenge…



    My topic may not be exciting but it is certainly welcome.

    We were due for a change – rain – over night…mid-night

    according to the Weather Bureau.

    I opened a door at 0400 and all I could smell

    was smoke from fires in the general area.

    Lorne (2-3 hours drive away) is a popular

    coastal holiday destination this time of year and

    is surrounded by fires at the moment.

    An evacuation order has been implemented.

    Since 4 AM we have had a welcome 10 mm of rain

    which will have raised our tanks by 6.000 litres.backyard_8192

    The green turf is facing its second summer and appears

    decidedly healthier this morning after a natural watering.

     maggie_8193Maggie and Sox are happily making use of the bed.

    Yesterday in 35 degree temps they were seeking

    the coolest spot in the yard.

    sky_8191A shirt and shorts are barely warm enough this morning

    and that sky holds promise of some more rain….hopefully.



    Cee-BW-Challenge-Any kind of Bricks or Stone Walls, Walks or Roads



    Black and White Challenge:

    Bricks or Stone Walls, Walks or Roads.


    After the busiest Christmas Eve ever,

    this is my best for the BW this week.

    walk_0026The walk up onto the roadway crossing

    Sydney Harbour was as formidable as it looks.

    walk_0046Would you call these bricks?

    Certainly part of a wall and to be found in

    the archaeological dig in The Rocks area of Old Sydney.

    walk_0065After climbing the stairs the walk across

    Sydney Harbour Bridge was a bit easier.

     walk_0165Some of the vehicles using the road across the Harbour each day.


    Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Bricks-Stone-Walls-Walks-Roads




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    Wednesday December 23, 1800

    Australian Eastern Standard Summer Time.

    We had a few last minute chores to take care of this morning.

    Breakfast in Geelong…to make sure we didn’t

    have to fight for a car park.

    Seems all of Geelong’s population had the same idea!!

    Sales_IMAG0410By 0900, with breakfast well and truly behind us,

    I found myself wandering past this shop.

    Time was: 0907 and 55 seconds on December 23, 2015.

    And there has been discussion in the media

    about Hot Cross Buns being sold already.

    Do retailers everywhere do this type of thing?

    Or is it something confined to Australian retailers?

    I suspect the former.


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    Black and White Tuesday

     December 07, 2015


    Some random photos this week.

    sunset_0607One of the sunset photos taken a week or so back.


    A Sydney tree.


     This is not one of my favourite shots and only included

    because at first glance i think this shot could pass

    for an old black and white shot.

    Even in BW it looks overexposed…

    however, using Picasa, and some preset shadow

    and it is more interesting than the original.

    I think the foliage creates a nice vignette feel/effect

    around the clock face.



    Hope you enjoyed.