My 2022 journal is nearly completed and my new one is ready for tomorrow. I’ve given my website a fresh new look and have added a menu at the top of the page. I’m ready for a new year. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my posts here and especially […]
Only Murders in the Building
The number of streaming services showing TV series and movies is increasingly annoying me. It’s fragmenting audiences as people either can’t afford or choose not to subscribe to multiple services. It’s even more annoying when a series you were already watching changes to a different service. So, when you constantly hear and read about a […]
Thanks to everyone who visited or commented on my posts in 2021. I’m grateful you took the time to stop by here. I am ready to optimistically start my new 2022 journal. Let’s turn the page to end this year and focus on activities and projects that nourish us, instead.
15 years of blogging
Earlier this century, I started blogging. Fifteen years ago, in 2006, to be precise. I find that astonishing. I started on the Blogger platform, with my Creative Dabbling blog. This was where I posted on a regular basis right up until last year, when I registered my webpage address and set up this site. As […]
Playing with Prisma
Playing with photo filters is an aimless activity, most suitable for these dreary winter days. I enjoy using Prisma on my iPad (it’s available for Android devices, too) to create different versions of photos. This is my original photo of poppy seed heads from my garden. This one has the Thota Vaikuntam filter applied. It […]
My life in a marshmallow
A few winters ago, I bought a new dressing gown. Although I hadn’t planned to purchase anything, it called out to me as I walked through a store. Made of rich, deep velour, the gown was begging to be stroked. It was only after I wore it at home and looked in the mirror that […]
You may notice that the Facebook icon is no longer at the top of this page. Facebook (or some unsophisticated rogue program of theirs) decided to block my public page last week. I’ve been thinking about whether to continue with that page and have now decided to delete it. I’ll be posting more here on […]
The current Facebook debacle in Australia reinforces something that we already knew – we have no control over the availability of content on sites we don’t own. It’s a message that hit some Australian users with force yesterday when Facebook stripped their pages. With that in mind, I’m starting a new feature here – weekend […]
Stepping gently into 2021
We’ve slipped quietly into another month, as summer progresses. Thankfully, there is no blistering heat here, just plenty of gentle rain. My garden sends its thanks by thriving. Growth is luxuriant and we are surrounded by green. Simple acts sustain us. Tending the garden, recording the levels captured in our rain gauge, reading, watching stories […]
Online events? Yes please!
One of the beneficial side-effects of travel restrictions and the desire to stay home as much as possible is that I have attended many more events than I would have pre-pandemic. Have you taken advantage of this? I’m grateful to the many organisations that have redesigned their programs for digital participants instead of in-person ones. […]