I live in one of the most beautiful places in Australia – according to ME. I have a job I love (most of the time), 3 beautiful girls, who are old enough now to be independent…but still need their Mummy. #1 is nearly 21, lives with BF, #2 is nearly 18, saving hard for a gap year in the UK and # 3 is 14, loves One Direction and the Hunger Games. Hubby and I have been married 21 years and I don’t know what I would do with out him.



I spend far too much time on the computer – often pretending to work, so when all my words with friend’s games are played and the gossip and news of the world read, I will BLOG.



Friday, 26 April 2013

Time to be motivated....HA HA

I am suffering from a real lack of motivation lately, I think all the things I want to do (and have to do) are starting to overwhelm me so I have decided to do nothing... this is not really working very well as the list gets longer and the ideas keep coming.

I have worked a lot lately -  yucky shifts where I start too late in the day to be productive and finish too late to want to do anything except eat dinner and go to bed. When I have had spare or available time I waste it on Facebook or watching movies. The good news is I have watched a few movies I have wanted to see for a while. Ted with Mark Walberg is not as stupid as I thought it would be, Red Dawn is an American rip off of Tomorrow When the War Began (ok this wasn't a great Australian movie, but the books are awesome). I tried to watch Paperboy with Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman....but it was sooooo boring.

I have not taken many photos lately, but those I have taken have been pretty good. I wonder if it is because I know what I want before I take the photo instead of taking 100s and hoping I get a good result.

This photo is probably my favorite this year, I was ready to count my loss on another failed sunset, I had my tripod folded and was ready to go home, when the sky changed colour and this was the result. I think I am safe in saying my sunset voodoo is over.
Sunset at Moffat Beach 


The challenges this month are Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Green. I found out there was a tram museum in Brisbane. There where three trams on display on the day I went. Trams operated in Brisbane between 1885 - 1969, having lived in Melbourne for 10 years I miss trams and was please to get a photo of these.



Green was a harder challenge....needed a lot of thought not to be a boring photo, after a lot of thought and dismissal of ideas I settled on the science experiment to create a volcano - bicarbonate soda and vinegar. (and green food colouring) Grace was my willing assistant.



These a few random shots from the last few weeks. I will get my mojo back soon I hope.


Sledge frog

Stripped marsh frog in the bird bath

Yellow Lily

Fishing at Moffat Beach 


Daughter # 2  is off to Europe in 2 weeks...I think this might have a bit to do with my funny mood. I am very excited for her, I am also very nervous for her. I have asked her to send me a photo a day (an idea I borrowed from a friend who does this all the time with her daughter). #3 is yet to commit to this idea. She will do it I hope.