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Connecting with Nature…

10 May 16

E and I had a wonderful weekend away connecting with nature!

As well as catching up with friends on the first night, we spent a fair bit of time alone on the beach near our Ecopod accomodation. I was glad I had the energy for walks along the beach and really enjoyed just sitting there listening to the waves and watching the birds go by.


We had wonderful weather while we were travelling on the Friday but the weather started turning on the Saturday, with most the day being drizzles, clouds, and wind. Before it got too wet we walked along the beach and then spent most the afternoon playing games and listening to audio books in our accomodation while listening to, and watching, the weather change outside.

I was grateful to come home on Sunday though as the weather took a nasty turn that night with plenty of rain over the last few days!

Just a short post today, as I’m recovering from the business of the weekend! Enjoy some nice photos from our trip. These are just ones I took with my phone, I’ll share some of the ones E took with the camera in future posts.

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Share Your World – Week 11

17 Mar 16
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No chatting today, instead straight into the Share Your World questions

Share Your World Week 11

How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order? 

I have two siblings, a brother and a sister. I’m the oldest, my sister is four years younger than me and my brother is two years younger than her.

The three of us back in the 90's

The three of us back in the 90’s

We did at one stage have an extended step family which added an older sister, three older brothers and a younger foster sister, but they haven’t been a part of our lives for many, many years.

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?

I prefer to be the passenger for longer drives. I find driving uses quite a bit of energy so whenever possible I like to avoid it. When I’m the passenger I have the option of resting or watching the scenery go buy.

When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own?

I prefer to light candles but it depends on what we’re trying to do. Once the power went off when we were in the middle of a board game. We sat near an open window and both put on our head torches so we could see what was going on.

In terms of how many of each we own I’m not entirely sure…

We have over 100 tealight candles (I bought a pack many years ago) and probably around 6-10 tall stick candles.

We have 3 head torches and at least a few handheld torches but they’re hiding somewhere in the house or shed and I don’t remember the last time we used one apart from the lantern style one we occasionally use camping.

List at least five of your favorite types of animals?  (any animal to domestic to wild to marine life)

I’m definitely a nature/animal person and it’s hard for me to choose specific animals but this one says ‘types’ of animals so…

  1. Fluffy, cuddly animals like kitty cats, puppy dogs, and guinea pigs
  2. Hopping, jumping, energetic animals like frogs, kangaroos, and bunnies
  3. Intelligent animals like chimpanzees, orangutang and dolphins
  4. Feathery, talkative animals with beautiful songs like parrots, honeyeaters, and all forms of birds
  5. Bright and colourful animals like butterflies, coral reefs, and birds of paradise.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful for the feedback from the Pain Clinic on how I’m progressing and on our journey towards starting a family and for the support and encouragement I’ve recieved from my friends, both online and in person, since my post last week on Family Planning with Chronic Illness. I’m also grateful for being able to spend some time with my brother yesterday. It was great to get out to the zoo together.

This week I’m looking forward to my appointment with my Pelvic Pain specialist, the 4-hour rogaine on Saturday and progressing my work projects… We’re so close to completing the Foggy Frog Book and the Biodiversity Trails project!