From a distance and taking only size into account…

…these battles appeared to be one-sided.

However, a closer look revealed sharp little teeth

giving as good as they received.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Battle




As one who can remember the early seventies.

I do remember a Melbourne Department Store logo

telling us in no uncertain manner that everything

was ‘Yelping Yellow‘ this year.

And that was the only time I saw

any quantity of yellow that year.

However Monaco’s Street Art

had me singing again.

MGW tells me these yellow doors are part of

Alice in Wonderland‘ or ‘Narnia’. 

I shall take her word for it.


Yellow from the garden.

Some early signs of spring are the

winter blooming acacia trees, and…

…the daffodils which bloom in August.




Spring is definitely here when the paddocks

turn yellow with canola blooms.

A 2019 sight that is a long way off.

Yellow is a nice bright, happy colour

to have around as we head into the depths of winter.

I  should have written a long wet winter.

The days may be cooler, however we have only measured

two and a half inches up until April 30 this year.

Should be closer to 6 inches.

Luckily we had a little over an inch on May 2 and 3.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Yellow

Book Review-Run-Away

Run Away 


Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben’s latest novel, Run Away, is one of those books which you hope stays on the pages of the novel.  It is also a novel which kept this reader up until the early hours of the morning, reading that next chapter.

Most parents will remember the day their eldest child set forth into the world we know, either for work or for tertiary study, and commenced their life living away from home.  Such was the case with the Greene family.  Their eldest left home for University/College studies and disappeared.  All the best intentions in the world could not have predicted what would happen to Paige or Simon and Ingrid (her parents) in their hunt to retrieve their daughter from the clutches of a drug dealer.  Nor could they have imagined how they could have become the target of a ‘hit man’.  Yet they did.

Although some scenarios may be stretching the realm of possibility, which I think makes for a good story, in the context of this story, were acceptable.  I thoroughly enjoyed Run Away and will not add any more spoilers into my review.

I think Run Away is a novel which could easily be made into a movie for either the big or little screen.

I think

Run Away

Run Away

is a solid


Run Away was released in early April, 2019.

At the time of writing my review,

May 05, 2019, other

Goodreads readers have rated

Run Away

an average of 4.14 stars

from 9,237 ratings and 1,231 reviews

Run Away

can be purchased on-line at

FishpondBooktopia, and Amazon





please (someone) greatly.
“an experience guaranteed to delight both young and old”

In October 2016 it was a delight to take…

High Tea in the

Burj Al Arab’s

Sky View Bar

(200 metres above sea level, on the 27th floor)




watch the sun setting over

The Palm Jumeirah,

in Dubai.




30th Wedding Anniversary

For our Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary

MGW booked us a hot air balloon ride

over Melbourne.

Last year another delightful surprise with

First Class Dining aboard

The Q Train

This year it was High Tea at

the Langham Hotel

in Melbourne.

All experiences could only be described

as delightful outings.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Delight