Monday 27th March 2017

Winter Starts.154/365.

Winter Starts. 154/365.

I drove along Brisbane Water Drive on 1 June 2015 and the howling wind did not deter me from taking some pics!

Joining Trish and all at Aussie Wordless Wednesday…I do believe it’s a tad cool where you are too!

My Little Drummer Boys

 

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How is Winter where you are?

Denyse xx

 

 

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Home. At Last. 128/365.

Home. At Last. 128/365.

I’ve taken a while to become accustomed to saying where I live now.

I was a Sydney-based person  1978 – January 2015,  and grew up there aged 10 to 20, 1959-1969

So, it is taking time for me to find this ‘home’ again.

I used to think it was because it’s not ‘our place’ as we are renting.

Today as I drove down Woy Woy Road I decided to stop at the lookout.

Here I decided is

H O M E.

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We drive over the Rip Bridge to home at Empire Bay…through the scenes to the left.

 

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Central Coast Panorama

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Whilst Empire Bay not seen here…it is ‘just around to the left on the far side

 

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Windy selfie with Red Xtrail…my lovely vehicle!

So, where do you call ‘home’?

Denyse xx

 

 

 

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In One Week. 120/365.

In One Week. 120/365.

Reflections from me. This time last week we were still without power, internet, landline phone and had no idea when we would be ‘back to normal.’

  • I thought I would never get over losing all of the cooked meals and frozen food being destroyed in the loss of power for more around 68 hours.
  • I had never seen a supermarket completely bereft of any fresh, cold or frozen foods because of the massive power outages in the region.
  • My eyes are constantly distracted when I am a passenger in our car, looking at the destruction of nature that occurred on every street, along every path and almost at or near ever house.
  • The local primary school was non-operational for 6 school days. Unheard of in recent years in a closely settled and populous area.
  • That there were and remain many opportunities for us to become better acquainted with our new neighbours and under difficult circumstance.
  • How much I rely on internet access for my life? A lot!

Some scenes for this ‘one week’ post.

So far this week, after throwing out all the meals I have shopped and begun making new freezer meals. The school has returned to ‘operational’ status as of yesterday. The internet (ADSL) is back but not the home phone. We got electricity back a week ago tomorrow morning. The weather continues to ‘misbehave’ and send us more rain.

But we are fortunate. We have each other, our health and shelter.

Denyse xx

Rewinding on the weekend…here:

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Central Coast N.S.W.119/365.

Central Coast N.S.W.119/365.

When we decided to re-locate to the Central Coast of N.S.W. we could not have predicted so much beauty within our surrounds. It is truly a privilege to see.

Here’s some of my photos for this week’s Aussie Wordless Wednesday.

gentle waters...

gentle waters…

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from the water

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some people having fun

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keeping watch

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looking back to pittwater and killcare beach

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macmasters beach

Do you know the Central Coast of N.S.W.?

Denyse xx

 

Joining with Trish here… thanks for hosting.
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Do You Look Up? 59/365.

Do You Look Up? 59/365.

I imagine you do, because if you did not you might miss something.

Too often, I think, we can look down, or be enclosed in a small space not growing or going beyond this and we miss out!

Today I looked up and saw the most amazing sky.The clouds’ patterns were very indicative of weather change – even though I know little about such things.

To get the best shots, I drove UP to Killcare Heights and took these shots from Marie Byles Lookout. I looked out and up!

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What does the sky look like where you are right now?

Denyse xx

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Ride The Wild Surf! 53/365.

Ride The Wild Surf! 53/365.

In my teen years I loved to go to North Steyne Beach (the middle beach along the Manly Beach strip) and meet with my friends and surf. I am not a surf board rider but I am a body board rider…and still am …but am yet to try the surf here since moving the the Central Coast as I have aged about 2 decades since I last used my bodyboard AND we have had weather extremes along the coast.

Today there was a break in the wild wet weather and I went to Avoca Beach when I saw a blue patch in the sky after a grey start to the day. My hunch to always have one of my cameras in my car proved to be right and away I went to capture….

The Wild Surf (and the riders of those waves!)

Do you surf? Did you ever?

Tell me! Denyse xx

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Surf. 19/365.

Surf. 19/365.

Growing up by the beach meant a surf each weekend and sometimes after school.

A body surf and enjoying the waves.

Mind you, I am always respectful of the surf having been dumped a few times and as a kid I was bitten by the dreaded bluebottles.

I’ve yearned to be back by the beach again for years.

Now we are renting close to the beach I am relishing the chance to walk in the  water, get splashed and even go in!

On Sunday evening I went to Killcare Beach, which is a bit rough and rippy for me, and had great fun taking some pics, getting a bit splashed and breathing the salty sea air.

 

Do you love the surf? Are you a ‘beach’ person?

Denyse xx

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Rest. 18/365.

Rest. 18/365.

We have arrived.

Our move from Sydney is completed.

Now we are Central Coast citizens.

We’ve used an enormous amount of emotional, mental and physical reserves to make the move.

In fact, it’s really been happening since we decided to sell our family home back in early August.

We are probably needing to take a break and have a rest.

It’s a funny thing though, having a rest means relaxing and letting time pass by.

This is a ‘foreign’ concept to us.

Over-achiever, hard-working, always on the move….

Today the cricket is on the telly and the Sunday paper available to read.

These things help us to

R E S T.

What about you, do you find it hard to ‘rest’?

Denyse xx

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