December 28, 2019…

…and I am sure that Taji is deep in pensive thought

about the year nearly ended and

the one to come.



Come on! 

She’s a Labrador. 

More likely she is thinking

“..I’ve been tied up for two minutes and

haven’t eaten for ten…” 

😉   🙂


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Pensive






Immature Taji…first day in her new home


Immature Taji with mature age (read: old) Maggie.



As Taji ponders the passing of her fourth birthday,

she will be five in November,

her body may have reached maturity but

there are times when her brain is

definitely still at day one!  🙂


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Mature






extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

During our visit to…

Schonbrunn Palace…

we were told that it was known as

the Summer Cottage…

…all 1,441 rooms of it.

The ostentatious Palace and surrounds…



…all point to an avarice family…

…demonstrating total disregard for the rest of the population.



Similarly the Palace of Versailles…

…and its surrounds…


…and its 2300 room Palace also demonstrates

the avarice nature of its owners were

in one of France’s harshest historical periods.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Avarice






make (someone) feel isolated or estranged.

October 2019…

…this scenario developed into the real deal.

I think it may have resulted from a discussion

about who was boss while I was in hospital  🙂

Blood was drawn, scars were received and

after Taji sat on her, Candi came out of

the fray dragging a back leg into the New Year.

For several weeks they were totally alienated

from each other.

Sideways glares being the only form

of communication.

As the summer wore on we could signs

that all had been forgiven…until the next time!  🙂


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Alienate





Landmarks from any where

The Eiffel Tower…324 metres high.

The Tower in which Big Ben (the Bell)

resides is 96 metres high.

According too Google the

Geelong Football Club ground

is 5.1 kilometres as the crow flies.

Without the light towers, which are 73 metres high,

the ground would be difficult to spot

even from this vantage point.


Although I don’t have a photo,

this morrning Melbourne was laying claim to

having the tallest Southern hemisphere building.

At 388 metres high, the 108 storey

hotel and apartment building

is located in Melbourne’s

Southbank area.



Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Landmark





Southern Cross Railway Station,


…Flinders Street Station where you…

meet under the clocks,

are both at the edge of Melbourne’s CBD.

However, at either station one can catch

the City Loop

(our underground – short as it may be),

leave the train at

Melbourne Central Station

and you will save a four block walk

from either station.

Don’t know why I haven’t thought

of that before today..  🙂


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Central