Happy 5th year to me…

“I try to start every day and end every day by taking a moment to be grateful.” – Olivia Wilde It has been five years since I had my stroke and I feel gratitude for the one more year on this side of life. This is God’s plan for me and I happily accept every…

Treasure Hunt

Take life as it comes,derive pleasure from simple things.That is life’s greatest treasure. This is for Tina’s Challenge to search for items that she has listed down … Here goes the Treasure Hunt. PET – sitting quietly on a driveway. This is not my pet but someone else’s. And as Pat and I went nearer…

Eat…Walk…Repeat

“First, we eat. Then, we do everything else.” – unknown Last Saturday was a great weather weekend. So instead of fixing the tap on our kitchen sink (there’s a bit of dripping going on there), we opted for a better way of spending our day. I and hubby asked our besties to come with us…

The View of the Hills

“You know sometimes in life it just takes one little push to get you over the hill and from there it can be a beautiful ride.”- Chris Harrison One of my frustration in life is that I wasn’t able to go trekking or even go climbing when I was younger. I missed out on hiking…

A walk around Lake Daylesford

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” – Wallace Stevens I never get tired of Daylesford. Although I have been there a couple of times before, I still enjoy the peacefulness of its lake. But what more this time around when I have my whole family with me. On one side was…

A wall mural in South Yarra

I have captured changes to the exterior of the Bailey Nelson Chapel Street store. This is a mural done by Tom Gerrard who is a Melbourne based contemporary artist. This is one of the biggest walls he’s ever painted! It is also painted around the windows of the shop. This first one was a mural…

Doors of Street Boxes

“Some doors are meant to be kept closed.”-unknown Some door discoveries around Melbourne. I am not quite sure where exactly.

Balaclava

Tim and Leigh arrived back in London a few days ago, safe and sound. These shots were taken in Balaclava last week during their last day here in Melbourne. Balaclava is an inner suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD. We had a walk in the bustling Carlisle Street which is…

A Morning at Schwerkolt Cottage

Last Saturday was my first time to join this group of happy and talented artists of the Melbourne Urban Sketchers. I was with Jack and intentionally came early to be able to walk the grounds before everybody arrived. This historic museum complex surrounded by 2.25 hectares of bushland was established in 1884, with historical buildings,…

Urban Environment

“For those who are lost, there will always be cities that feel like home.” – Simon Van Booy I am from the suburbs… 45 minutes away from Melbourne CBD but I love going to the city. What I love most are its tall skyscrapers… Its architecture… Its streetart… Its weekend craft and food markets… Its…

The Queen is home

The body of the Queen arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse after a six-hour journey from Balmoral Castle (the Queen’s summer sanctuary in the Highlands) to Edinburgh. The Queen lived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, her official residence in Scotland. Standing at the end of Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile, this magnificent palace is the home…