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Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Musings....

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
~Sydney J. Harris~

My thoughts have been very much with all the children heading back to start the new year of school...and here in Adelaide at least in such HOT HOT weather!!!

TK xx

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Pink Lake Lady

The Pink Lake at Lochiel by Travelpod Member Nickimja

When we drove over to Pt Lincoln last month to spend time with my parents we went through the small dust marked town of Lochiel, just north of Adelaide. This town has always captured my imagination....I think it is cute.

I have held rather fanciful dreams of living in the old shop/post office - that building holds an allure for me for some reason. Gosh knows what I would actually DO in this town.....sit and contemplate the pink lady and write lots maybe......

Then there is this building....for a long time it was an eating place....it used to look loads better than this!! I was always so impressed with someone having the guts and determination to run this in Lochiel - there used to be lovely eating spots outside. Now its run down BUT I have just discovered its for sale!!!

I think the allure of this place really has something to do with the pink lake......it is so beautiful and mysterious....here is a recent scribble from that trip.

The Pink Lake by Travelpod Member Nickimja


Can you dance across
the pink lady
as she laces and curls
around the eastern scapes
of a forgotten
roadside town

straggly pines
border her
like worn-out ribbons
in yesterday's hair
yet she is
calm and serene
with not a ripple
on her countenance

this lady of the land
is somehow resplendant
settled in her
unfettered cloak
she the constant marker
on a busy main highway
to somewhere else.

TK xx

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I am

I am
you are
we are Australian

In recent weeks I have been saddened and broken over the devastation that has swept across parts of our land BUT I have also been gladdened and heartened by what people have done for others. We had our lovely holiday break in QLD and it was wonderful to be away but there was a very stark reminder around the corner, literally, of havoc on a grand scale. We helped where we could and felt good doing so.

I have returned home being even more thankful for what I have. I want to focus on the 'moments' each day and stress less about the maybe's of life.

I am truly truly thankful to be part of this beautiful country Australia and raise my head up high with great pride today especially -
HAVE A FABULOUS AUSTRALIA DAY........whatever you do!

TK xx

Friday, January 7, 2011


Hi, I am still alive but busy being in holiday mode just for a bit.

We have returned from a delightful, restful week here
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln

lots of snoozing,

....now its time to unpack, wash, check house is in order and then re-pack as we head here

to do lots of theme parks
touristy stuff
high rise gazing
beach walking
food sampling
off a market-ing
...and if incredibly lucky...a tad more reading!!

I will be back at the end of the month, more or less ready to attend to all matters 2011!!!

TK xx