Last Words

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Last Words.” You have the chance to write one last post on your blog before you stop blogging forever. Write it. In the words of Leonard Nimoy; Live Long and Prosper. I would wish this for everyone…………perhaps it is a message of peace that will live long…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Bikes & Motocylces

This week’s challenge Bike & Motorcycles, I probably should have gone and taken some new photos, but I have so many great shots from our trip, and these sort of fit the category, Peddle Bikes…….I have over saturated all the colors to give it a real 80’s over the top color vibe. Also a local…

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Fight or Flight?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fight or Flight.” Write about your strongest memory of heart-pounding, belly-twisting nervousness: what caused the adrenaline? Was it justified? How did you respond? This is a topic I do not think I have covered here…….phobias, fears etc. So here goes. I suffer from Vertigo, I didn’t as…

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Eagles Live in Concert

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Three Perfect Shots.” This is a day late and possibly a bit of a cheat (none of these photos are mine), but I went to see The Eagles live in Concert with my very good friend, we had a blast and the band was fantastic……… Three perfect…

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Origin Story.” Why did I originally start this blog? Where I was and where I am now? I have written on this before, a time or two actually. But a lot has happened in such a short period of time. It’s hard to believe it’s only been…

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Cut off?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Cut Off.” When was the last time you felt really, truly lonely? This is a good question, but I guess I do not really have an answer, see I understand the difference between lonely and being alone, but I honestly cannot remember the last time I had…

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Narre Warren for next to nicks

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Local Flavor.” When in Narre Warren/ Berwick area, there are a few special spots to go, the locals all know them, but they are not necessarily spots visitors get told about.You could easily spend at least 1 if not 2 days here,there is that much to do!…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Rule of Thirds.” Here is one I prepared earlier – Bumble Bees on a flower head at Christchurch Botanical Park. – Julz

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Charity Starts at Home

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Think Global, Act Local.”

“Think global, act local.” Write a post connecting a global issue to a personal one.

There are so many issues globally; Ebola, starvation, war, famine, AIDS, homelessness, natural disasters (local and abroad), the very depths of humane depravity in some places. Where do you start, where does anyone start? However so many of these funds are not getting the money to people or hand over to save the poor, feed the homeless, rebuild houses, what ever. We send money over to some war torn country and the war lords take all the money, we send to some government so they can rebuild and they waste it. Someone out there is always trying to make me feel guilty for what I have, WHY? I have not always had an easy life either, OK so I am not starving, I am not under threat of death or war, but is it really my responsibility to continuously hand over money? Then I would have none and MY children would starve!

I am a good person, I help out where I can, but Charity Starts at home and I have my own bills and mortgage to pay, I have 2 children going through University. I am honest and hard working, I will help a friend in need. Is my Karma really dependent on how many charities I give money to? I know there are people out there who do more, who physically go to these ravaged and war torn countries and help out – they are to be admired for their generosity, but that is not for me.

I pay my taxes, and my government gives donations to help out countries in need. If there is a local disaster I donate clothes, blankets etc. I donate to the Red Cross and I donate to the Christmas CFA collection for the poor every year. I know this possibly makes me sound selfish, but with an every growing plant being over run with too many people and too many problems, why do I have to be made to feel guilty for not doing enough, or not doing more? I feel for some of these people, really I do, but when is enough, enough?

– Julz

Mummies for Mummy

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Tourist Trap.” What’s your dream tourist destination — either a place you’ve been and loved, or a place you’d love to visit? What about it speaks to you? I have also had a fascination with the Middle East, in particular Egypt & Jordan. I remember back when I was a…

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