Weekly Photo Challenge-Rounded



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Random images this week.

Some of the curves and swirls in Geelong.


Both the path and trees have bends in them.


In my youth a shirt hanging out

was a fashion faux pas.

Today’s youth, particularly have other ideas.


A design decoration found in Melbourne.

Not exactly sure what this if used for but it seemed

to fit Manly’s general design trends.

Perhaps it is used as a back rest?


Finally, a curve and swirled fence.




Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-J


My contribution for

this week’s challenge


(Letter J – Needs to contain the Letter J and be at least 6 letters long
(e.g. juggler, jackpot, bluejay, enjoying, subject, pajamas))

A Jackal in Kruger National Park.


Leaves of our Jacaranda tree.




Book Review-The-Orphan’s-Tale

The Orphan’s Tale


Pam Jenoff


The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff is a heart-warming story about two women and their encounters with the Nazi regime during World War II.

Both are banished from their family homes for entirely different reasons and although there is quite an age difference they form a mutual bond.

One is accomplished circus aerial artist, the other a lost young girl who finds her way to circus life where it eventually becomes her home also.

They look forward to the day their circus goes on the road.  However, they find that they are being told where to perform and the even though they have crossed the border into France they are not safe from the Nazi regime of the time.

How and why Noa, and Astrid are banished and learn to share a circus life together is a heart wrenching part of their tale.  And theirs is a very rocky road to real friendship and trust.

This was my first Pam Jenoff read and I have since finished another of her novels.


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