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Where Did You Celebrate Your Last Birthday?

While photographs can capture precious moments in time and evoke all our senses, they fail to record the emotions we feel as we look at awe-inspiring mountains, gushing waterfalls or iconic ancient monuments? there are moments when we need to put our cameras away and simply absorb the feelings of awe, wonder and joy. There are moments when we need to put our cameras away and simply absorb the feelings of awe, wonder and joy.

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Ready to Hit the Road? Memories of the Kimberley

When seasoned caravanners refer to the Gibb River Rd,, they do so reverently as one would treat a Rite of Passage. It seems that nobody treats you with respect until you have “done the Gibb River”. I wondered how one road could have so much to rave about. Having discovered the Gibb River Road for myself I can now understand why. There are incredible things to see and do all along the way.

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Accepting what we Cannot Change

You may question why would I want to accept a situation instead of fighting against it or trying to find a solution? Acceptance is not simply passive resignation. It is acknowledging that things are as they are without making judgement.

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What is the Magic of Three?

Have you ever wondered about the significance of the number three? I will give you three minutes to think about it and you can describe your answer for me in three words.

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Who Stole the Buddha?

The reality is that someone did steal my Buddha in the form of a small but solid concrete garden ornament. As I do not usually spend much time on the front porch, it took me a while to realise it was missing. Ironically during the Corona lockdown, I have been spending more time in the front garden putting in seedlings and giving my garden more care than is usual. While teddy bears gazed out of my front windows, I was busily decorating the tree on my verge with rainbows and hearts to spread the love and share it with the many neighbours walking, jogging or cycling past our house.

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Inventiveness and Creativity – Uncertain times

Uncertainty can leave us with a sense of fear. For some it is the threat of losing their jobs, homes and income. While others view uncertainty as an opportunity for change. They see it as a time to diversify the way they do business in order to accommodate the changing needs of their customers.

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10 Tips for a Successful Book Launch

Launching a book for the first time is probably the most exciting event for any author. It is the celebration and culmination of the hard work and dedication that has gone into writing the book.

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Enlightenment – Sorting out the Essential from the Non-Essential

During the recent successful launch of my book “Chasing Marigolds”, a friend who was introducing me and my book, made reference to the classic children’s book “The Little Prince”. She remarked that my book had reminded her of Antoine De Saint-Exupery’s famous novella which was written in 1943… explains the concept of enlightenment that the author was trying to articulate to his audience.

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