The best way to spend a September weekend.

The best way to spend a September weekend.

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The weather here on the Gold Coast is lovely at the moment. Nicely warm with gentle breezes. The beaches are beautiful and the Coast is coming to life now that we have arrived at Spring. None of that waiting until the middle of the month to change. I noted, with interest,  a Status Update on Facebook, just after midnight last night, delighting in the arrival of Spring and the disappearance of Continue reading

The beach, Julian Assange and me.

The beach, Julian Assange and me.

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Good morning/evening everyone. Where have I been you ask? I'm down on the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland Australia. Fabulous weather for the beach. Not that I'm a beach-gal except to photograph it from a distance. Ok I did get closer than that 1st photo. I'm using or learning to use Blogsy so excuse the layout issues. The best photo of the day is going onto someone else's Continue reading

*Roaming Rosemary, Elizabeth Bennet and me

I am so very happy and delighted to Introduce our newest Team Writer, Rosemary. We met earlier this year via social media and have become good friends. Rosemary has dug through the archives of A String of Pearls, and read pretty much everything we have published. Roaming Rosemary, Elizabeth Bennet and me, we are the three women here today. I asked Rosemary to tell me about her life. As she Continue reading

Holiday: between homes.

Holiday: between homes.

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A NEW WEEK, a new location and exciting things are happening. First I want to thank the ever-generous Katrina from 'Katrina on The Block' @Katrinas_Tweets who is currently living it up in NYC - a prize she won for running a great Blog. Even though she is flat out having a great time she found a moment to answer my query, so now here I am writing this on the Blogsy App on my iPad. I hear my Continue reading

Moving, Olympics and Christmas with Mr Darcy

Moving, Olympics and Christmas with Mr Darcy

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Brisbane is basking in a traditional winter of nippy cold mornings and glorious sun-drenched days. The world, certainly Australians, are watching the Olympics. The Australian cheer: Aussie Aussie Aussie followed by Oi Oi Oi (that's like the Oy in boy) is heard and seen liberally. I'm surrounded by packing boxes and a lot of space. I'm downsizing and getting ready to move back to the city. But Continue reading