Share your world – 7th July 2020


In your opinion, what’s the closest thing to real magic? Nature, so many things really are quite magical. A beautiful sunrise or sunset. Baby animals and humans. Dew drops on a flower. So many things can be magical if you look at them with the right attitude. I love stories and movies with magic, sure it is just CGI or your imagination…but that is almost like magic too isn’t it?

Where is the worst smelling place you’ve been? Two come to mind. Rotorua in New Zealand is pretty bad with the geothermal activity and sulphur lake and vents and such. But, in saying that you do get used to the smell surprisingly quick. Unlike in Bali, we were on a fast boat to Lembongan Island and some twit spilt diesel all over the back of the boat while refuelling, the smell was horrendous and I had to hang my head out the window to prevent from being sick. I had a really bad headache by the end of that 45 minute trip. So much worse than various other places I have been too.

What are some things that you’ve heard in your own life, which sounded like compliments but were actually insults? I was once asked what drugs I was on, in regards to a digital art piece/photoshoot I did. I did not ever think it was a compliment though. In fact, it rather pissed me off. I have it had it said I must have an awesome camera with the photos I take. I do have an awesome camera, but it’s me that takes the photo. I stage, style, compose, expose, I direct and everything else. I guess I must also have an awesome stove, because I can cook?

What incredibly common thing have you never done? I have never bungee jumped or skydived. I have never tried magic mushrooms. I have never ridden a motorbike on the road.I feel like I am playing a game of never have I ever, but without the alcohol lol.

Superb Fairy Wren


I am grateful for friends and family. I am grateful I live in Australia, although in a leper colony compared to the rest of the country (Due to our COVID19 numbers the other states have closed off the borders). I don’t know anyone with it, or know anyone who knows anyone with it (although we suspect my daughter may have had it, but she could never get tested. It could have been the regular flu). Our numbers are still THAT low, but I fear it is only a matter of time. You hear about cases locally, but sometimes they seem to be urban myths. Just can’t seem to trust what is getting reported these days.

I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given. I am grateful my business is still surviving. I am grateful my shoulder is healing and I had my surgery when I did. I am grateful that we have passed the Winter Solstice and warm weather is getting closer.

Some days it is difficult to be grateful beyond that…but that too shall pass.

Stay safe, and healthy and sane…

~ Julz