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Sunday Selections # 613

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  Long ago, Kim of Frog ponds Rock, (who no longer blogs), dreamed up a meme called Sunday Selections.  A place where those who were willing could put up photos they wanted to share, new, old, good, bad or indifferent, any photos you please.  Nothing rude or vulgar though. And we don't mind at all if overseas bloggers care to join us. The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others. Andrew is one.  Messymimi is another. Drop in to their blogs and have a look. on my way to visit "no-one" recently I passed this nicely painted stobie pole. here I am in "no-one's" front yard, this is her miniature spruce Christmas tree complete with solar powered lights she also has dwarf multi-grafted trees, this one has peaches on one side and nectarines on the other another one has two or three types of apples, while another pot has a tree with lemons, oranges and mandarins in her back yard is a fig tree about as tall as I am

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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  The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems. The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind. If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along to read it and add a few encouraging words. This month the words/prompts are supplied by messymimi and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:   1. bargain 2. outlook 3. belief 4. margin 5. differ 6. wagon  and/or:  1. outlet 2. glasses 3. modest 4 . letter 5. social 6. lift Here is my story: “It’s my belief that a modest lifestyle is the best option for a long term outlook ,” said Michael. “You see all these letters we get in the mail, with advertisements for the new shopping outlet , they have bargain after bargain, but how many of these things do we really need? People ge

From the newspaper

 Much talk has been going on here about where to bury nuclear waste, with various sites being proposed by government (near towns and/or in good farming areas) and many people saying "no way! not there!" or "not here!" Various persons over time have written to the newspaper "Letters to the Editor" page with their ideas on the subject and I fully agree with them.  Here's one: " Nuclear Hill Bob Major makes sense in his proposal to store nuclear waste at Radium Hill in lieu of Kimba (Move the dump" The Advertiser, Friday). Radium Hill is geologically stable, has good transport infrastructure (road and rail) and little farming is conducted in the area. Uranium was mined there, so why not put it back? Rod Smith, Semaphore Park " and here's another in today's paper "Geologist knows As respected retired geologist Bob Major has outlined, the ideal site for a low-level repository is at Australia's first uranium mine, Radium Hill

we all know I like to roam around on real estate sites

 always looking for that dream home in case I win lotto. Did you hear the lotto gods laughing? Yeah, me too. Anyway, I've noticed a newish trend that I don't really like.  They look nice, but.... Free-standing bathtubs. Butted up close to a wall, some are oval shaped, nice, but not "built in", so underneath and around the back, in the corners is going to gather dust, flyaway soaps, bath toys and maybe a few splashes when kids get in the tub. You want you kids clean, right? So, in the tub with them. Unless you routinely hose them off in the backyard. Not at all a bad idea in the Australian summers.  How many of you are willing to do a quick mop up and get back to the tv or dishes or whatever, and how many are willing to do the quick mop up followed by reaching under and around and squeezing yourself into uncomfortable positions to be sure the area under and behind that oh-so-pretty tub are clean and dry?  Every day!  Not me, that's for sure!

Sunday Selections # 612

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 Long ago, Kim of Frog ponds Rock, (who no longer blogs), dreamed up a meme called Sunday Selections.  A place where those who were willing could put up photos they wanted to share, new, old, good, bad or indifferent, any photos you please.  Nothing rude or vulgar though. And we don't mind at all if overseas bloggers care to join us. The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others. Andrew is one.  Messymimi is another. Drop in to their blogs and have a look. beginning with grand daughter #2, dressed for her end of year formal dance, looking very pretty. I love her gown. I rescued this statue from a neighbour's garden, have I shown this before? This neighbour has had several bad falls and is now in a care home. See where it is broken down by the feet? here is a closer look, there is quite a gap there and the figures were quite wobbly. the dish at the top which is meant to be a water dish for birds I think, is also broken and the

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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  The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems. The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind. If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along to read it and add a few encouraging words. This month the words/prompts are supplied by messymimi and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  1. push 2. leash 3. shelf 4. help 5. talk 6. mail  and a photo.  Here is my story: “ Help ! Someone please, help!” I heard the cry and went running down the street, turning the corner to see a boy tugging desperately at a leash which appeared to be attached to a fence. When I got closer, I saw the leash was actually going through a gate that had pulled itself closed, a large dog was clipped to the leash and had raced through the gate wh

Wednesday's Whim

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 On a whim, I felt like putting a song here for you all and I want to show everyone above the equator what Australia looks like So here it is: by Midnight Oil: This is Australia I tried finding one with the lyrics, but none came up in the search window. I'm sure they can be found online somewhere.  Also, Happy Birthday "no-one" 💖💖