Whether it is taking public transport (train)… 

to Melbourne and back, or…

posting blog posts we all

are working to a schedule.

Kudu burning off some evening energy. 


As were these Springbok on the outskirts of Johannesburg. 

This was our introduction to African wildlife.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Schedule



A few years ago…

I drove past a new development and

just had to stop for a quick photo.

 Just in case you are having difficulty seeing the photo.

I really hope that not many new homes

are developed in this manner.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Develop



We became empty nesters a few years ago.The absence of school fees freed up a handy few dollars.

Life had suddenly become comfortable…so,

when planning our recent holiday

and the question was posed…

Gold or Silver Leaf on the Rocky Mountaineer?

The comfort of Gold Leaf sounded appealing.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Comfortable


My first thoughts for ‘wise’ was African owls.

An evening game drive produced this sight.

I’m sure it’s wondering what we were doing.

The Scops Owl.

The Pearl Spotted Owl.

All sighted in Kruger, or Greater National Park

Fandango’s-One-Word-Challenge: Wise


Cameras were madly clicking as all those…

present took advantage of falling snow.

Many seeing it for the first time ever.


Must apologise for misreading ‘Lessen’ as ‘Lesson’ last week.

Just noticed it.

Fandango’s-One-Word-Challenge: Present


Upon arrival at Coldfoot, Alaska,

we were driven to Wiseman which has

a permanent population of eleven!

One man, Jack Reikoff, has been living there

since the age of five when he arrived with his family.

He described his life to us, explaining 

how the people living there are totally self-sufficient,

growing their own vegetables, hunting,

storing food in cellars,

using generators and coping with

three months of total daylight soon to be followed

by nearly six months of total darkness.

Wiseman has no electricity, water,

or other modern amenities.

Jack was fascinating to listen to.

We admired his ingenuity and endurance,

and consider him a real Wiseman legend, however

none of us wanted to change places with him.


Fandango’s-One-Word-Challenge: Legend