Winter Woollies and Wellies


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Counting the months since I posted last, I realize that time has moved faster than I realized.   Winter in Melbourne has been grey, cold and wet. Snow on the beaches, wild bitter winds that topple trees, hail damaged cars, tropical downpours – but worst of all –  skies blanketed with charcoal edged storm clouds that blot out the sun.   My body deprived of warmth aches inside out, flu is rife, sick leave is up and it’s hard to be cheerful in this sunshine deprived city.   Like England, the main topic of conversation has been the weather.  Like England, winter woollies, wellies, thermals, hats, scarves and gloves are being layered on as the population rugs up.  Unlike England, the majority of us shiver in our brick and weather board houses with little or no heating or draft proofing.    Arriving home from an office environment akin to the outer Hebrides on a  blustery day because we cant turn the air conditioning off, I don a beanie, scarf, thick dressing gown, ugg boots and switch the money eating electric heater on.    Never has cooking a meal seemed so appealing as it is an opportunity to soak up some of the heat given off by the oven and hobs.  Sadly, I find myself reminiscing about my centrally gas heated house in the UK, remembering times I looked out on icy white streets snug and toasty indoors in nothing but shorts and teeshirt.  Damm I miss radiators.

 

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Arid


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Namib Desert. Namibia

As most of you know, but for the newbies once a week I dip into my old English Oxford dictionary and pick a word on the page that it falls open at.  The challenge is to post a photograph you like best to describe what that word means to you. Please put a link back to my challenge post in your post so others can follow the thread and take part and also put your post link in my challenge post comments section so people can follow it back to your blog, see your take on the subject and peruse your blog.  Good luck.

The Beach Bungalow Build – Zanzibar. Now published as an e book


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https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/532570

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Sue Llewellyn backpacked around Southern Africa with her partner, Peter, for five months.   Along the way she met a local man, Ame, trying desperately to make enough money to build a house to support his wife and child by running a seafood beach bar and restaurant in Zanzibar, Tanzania.  At the time he was a one man operation and dreamed of owning three bungalows and a successful restaurant.    By reviewing the restaurant on the net and introducing him to a friend who was teaching tourism, Sue set in motion a serious of events that led to the Beach Bungalow Build.   Sue and Peter returned to Zanzibar at the end of their travels to assist with the project, planning to stay a few weeks but ended up living in the isolated village of Pingwe for over two months.  The story of life on the island and progress of the build is depicted through a series of connecting stories and  photography.

I am proud to announce my second book which can be found at Amazon by clicking the above links – Smashwords gives a 30% sample for the reader to try.

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Reef


 

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Plenty of opportunities here for those photos of fish, diving, sharks coral and all things associated with reefs.  This picture has been taken from a plane of the   reef off the coast of Zanzibar.

 

 

As most of you know, but for the newbies once a week I dip into my old English Oxford dictionary and pick a word on the page that it falls open at.  The challenge is to post a photograph you like best to describe what that word means to you. Please put a link back to my challenge post in your post so others can follow the thread and take part and also put your post link in my challenge post comments section so people can follow it back to your blog, see your take on the subject and peruse your blog.  Good luck.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Ephemeral


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THE DUST FROM THE JEEPS CREATED THESE PICTURES AT  DAWN ON SAFARI IN TANZANIA.


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A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Float


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Water lilies floating on a pond at the Kings Palace in Cambodia

As most of you know, but for the newbies once a week I dip into my old English Oxford dictionary and pick a word on the page that it falls open at.  The challenge is to post a photograph you like best to describe what that word means to you. Please put a link back to my challenge post in your post so others can follow the thread and take part and also put your post link in my challenge post comments section so people can follow it back to your blog, see your take on the subject and peruse your blog.  Good luck.

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Raindrop


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As most of you know, but for the newbies once a week I dip into my old English Oxford dictionary and pick a word on the page that it falls open at.  The challenge is to post a photograph you like best to describe what that word means to you. Please put a link back to my challenge post in your post so others can follow the thread and take part and also put your post link in my challenge post comments section so people can follow it back to your blog, see your take on the subject and peruse your blog.  Good luck.

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Intricate


 

 

 

 

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Iron Gate on Prison Island, Zanzibar

 

As most of you know, but for the newbies once a week I dip into my old English Oxford dictionary and pick a word on the page that it falls open at.  The challenge is to post a photograph you like best to describe what that word means to you. Please put a link back to my challenge post in your post so others can follow the thread and take part and also put your post link in my challenge post comments section so people can follow it back to your blog, see your take on the subject and peruse your blog.  Good luck.

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Broken



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As most of you know, but for the newbies once a week I dip into my old English Oxford dictionary and pick a word on the page that it falls open at.  The challenge is to post a photograph you like best to describe what that word means to you. Please put a link back to my challenge post in your post so others can follow the thread and take part and also put your post link in my challenge post comments section so people can follow it back to your blog, see your take on the subject and peruse your blog.  Good luck.

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Frame


 

 

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Framing a picture is important but there are frames within frames.  Window, door, gates, openings – what is your take on frame?

As most of you know, but for the newbies once a week I dip into my old English Oxford dictionary and pick a word on the page that it falls open at.  The challenge is to post a photograph you like best to describe what that word means to you. Please put a link back to my challenge post in your post so others can follow the thread and take part and also put your post link in my challenge post comments section so people can follow it back to your blog, see your take on the subject and peruse your blog.  Good luck.

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