Finnigan’s Stew

Okay, I have no idea where I pulled that title from. To be honest, I was thinking about the many ideas bouncing around my head that I could put into a blog post and the title just jumped into my head. Who was Finnigan? I have no idea. However, I have made stews in the past and I know that there are many parts to the final dish. Each ingredient plays its part to create a satisfying meal.
I guess I’ve just worked out my analogy – there are many ‘ingredients’ in my life right now and all together they will create something immensely satisfying. At least I hope so. (Unless ‘Finnigan’ is like my old mate Nav and had NO culinary experience whatsoever) πŸ˜› Continue reading

W is for Weekend (Through my Lens)

As part of the A-Z challenge, you get Sundays off however I have managed to fall behind. I must admit that I’m not really enjoying this challenge as it is difficult to write posts some days and I’m sure that is evident in my writing. I prefer to write what is in my heart or things that have happened and unfortunately they don’t always alphabetise themselves. πŸ˜‰
Today (being Sunday) I am going to combine my challenge and my Through My Lens posts. πŸ™‚
This weekend has been a big one for me. It started on Friday with ANZAC Day and I found myself going off to the march on my own. The Tween didn’t want to march without her friends this year and since they weren’t well, she decided she would stay home and watch re-runs of Dance Moms. The GG stayed home with her. Continue reading

V is for Values

What is a value?

plural noun: values
  1. 1.
    the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.
    “your support is of great value”
    synonyms: merit, worth, usefulness, use, utility, practicality, advantage, desirability, benefit, gain, profit, good, service, help, helpfulness, assistance, effectiveness, efficacy, avail, importance, significance, point, sense; More

    “the value of adequate preparation cannot be understated
  2. .
    principles or standards of behaviour; one’s judgement of what is important in life.
    “they internalize their parents’ rules and values”
    synonyms: principles, moral principles, ethics, moral code, morals, moral values, standards, moral standards, code of behaviour, rules of conduct, standards of behaviour

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U is for Unite

Today in Australia and New Zealand, we commemorate ANZAC Day. ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. In 1915, the combined forces of Australian and New Zealand light horsemen landed before dawn at Gallipoli. The Turkish Army were well prepared and many of the troops were killed in the boats and the water before even making it to the shore. The Gallipoli campaign lasted only 8 months with troops withdrawing under the cover of darkness after suffering huge losses. One of those losses was the Garden Gnome’s great-uncle George Rose who sadly was killed two days before the troops withdrew.
If you wish to learn more about ANZAC Day you can find some information here or here. Continue reading

Shameless Plug

Hi my friends,

I have entered a competition with Hay House Auditions for their Writer’s Workshop and would love if you would read and if possible like my post on their page. Hay House Auditions can be found at this link

My entry is Number #2 on the page.
Some of the entrants will receive tickets to the two day Writer’s Workshop in Sydney and also the opportunity to submit their book proposal for the opportunity to win a publishing contract.
This is the image to look for.

Thank you so much for all your support so far πŸ™‚

T is for Time

You may (or may not) have noticed that I am a day behind on these now. Yesterday I was not well. Still not 100% this morning but a little better than yesterday. But I am breathing and that is the main thing! πŸ˜‰ However, I feel as if I have hardly seen my family as I have been in bed most of the time.
There is that word “time” – for four little letters, they sure hold a lot of weight in this old world don’t they?
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