We had cause to celebrate on Tuesday…

When our youngest was in his late teens he was

mad keen on playing video games.

He found a course, where he could learn

to make said games,

at a nearby university and enrolled.

No. 2 Son soon discovered that it was

easier to play, than make a game.

My limited coding experience tried

to impart that knowledge….but…..

Fast forward to Spring, 2017.

Dad just happened to ask had he thought of

going back university to gain a qualification

by completing another course.

About two weeks later he announced that he was

going to quit his job and go to university full time.

That was not exactly what I had in mind.

And I could not see how household bills

were going to paid on one wage.

MGW and I both breathed a sigh of relief

when DiL No 1 told everyone one he was

not leaving his job unless he had another to go to.

Late last spring (2019) he finished his

Degree in Business Management.

Last Tuesday he Graduated (with Distinction)

from Geelong’s Deakin University.

 Amazingly the 18 months enrolled in

computer programming, and enrolling

in the summer classes all helped expedite

his Business Management Degree.

We are so proud and pleased for our youngest.



Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Celebration





The Eiffel Tower is not a giant among

the world’s towers, however…



Going to the top of Dubai’s, Burj Khalifa 

is an experience not to be missed. 

From the ground it is difficult to see the

top 830 metres above ground.   

The public viewing platform is a

mere 555 metres above ground

and is still the highest viewing platform

in the world.

With a thirty-year-old, six ton elephant

above and behind me,

feeling small was easy.


Cee’s-Hunt-for-Joy-Challenge:  Feeling-Small





a hard, brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent,
made by fusing sand with soda and lime and cooling rapidly.
It is used to make windows, drinking containers,
and other articles.

Glass blowing.

A skill which creates those ‘other articles’

Glasses for adults and visitors.

Glasses for everyday family use.



Stain glass window.

A pair of glasses…even though these days

they contain, more plastic than glass


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Glass





Nothing all that

odd about this image, except…

…that in this image the birds appear

to be chatting to each other.

Then they would extend their wings for balance,

and their heads would bob up and down

as if they were laughing at a joke.

This was repeated several times.

Talk, laugh, talk, laugh…

Did you hear the one about….?


FriendlyFriday:   Odd-Couples

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