When I went for a run last Monday, I picked the worst time of the day. The clouds were grey and it was pretty obvious that it would start raining soon. But I just wanted to go. I thought that the temperature would still be okay. But then… the weather down here does not always do what you expect it to do…
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog and I thought why not put it up. Thank you all so much for your amazing support over my first 4 months of blogging. Looking forward to much more in the new year 🙂
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
My dear blog world friends
This will be a different post. A post full of links. Full of links to beautiful stories. Something I believe we all need.
2014 is coming to an end and usually at this time of the year the TV stations bombard us with an overview of what moved the world over the last 12 months. Most of the times we will see pictures of wars, riots, fights. Maybe sometimes some good news, mainly from the world of sports.
I will try to do a similar thing here. But instead of mentioning Ebola, MH370 or MH17, Robin Williams or all the war going on again and still in this world, I decided to highlight only the positive things of 2014.
When David Howell from Brews And Views approached me a little while ago and asked me if he could interview me for his feature Interviews I had two things in my mind. First of all I felt really honored to become a part of a great group of bloggers he had already interviewed and then there was this second thought. Why not interview the interviewer for a change?
When we moved to Australia a couple of years ago I knew, that life will be different. But hey, it is quite different in summer, when it gets hot. We are not there yet. It is still nice and warm / or nicely hot. But we might get to it again sometime this summer.
I found this on a website which is called Meanwhile in Australia and I took the liberty to add my comments. It might give you a slight idea about what we might be up for over the next couple of months…
I’ve read a post today from Mindful Digressions which triggered a million thoughts in me. This is what I commented on the post:
Very well said and a lot of material to think about… As we rent we have to move more or less every 2-3 years. And it is always shocking how much stuff accumulates over this time as we always tend to get rid of a lot when we move… Those are the moments when you realize how much stuff you actually buy which you will never ever want to keep…
We’ve spent the day together with friends on a beach close by. So here we go, some random thoughts:
I feel honored to have been interviewed by this amazing blogger. Check out his blog and check out the previous interviews. A great way of introducing other bloggers to your followers! Thank you so much, Dave!
Picture a Swiss maid, complete with bonnet, mountain cottage located in the Alps and a flock of goats she holds near and dear to her heart (think “Heidi” or “The Sound of Music”).
Now imagine that same Swiss maiden transported to the heart of Melbourne, Australia, steaming cup of coffee in one hand, laptop under her other arm, goats following obediently behind as they cross the street. The drawstrings of her bonnet fly behind her in the wind, and curious kangaroos peer around corners in suspicion that the goats have come to invade the outback and pillage all available foliage.
OK, maybe the goats are pushing it a little. My imagination tends to run wild at times. In any regard, this is one way I picture “Momma” when I read her story below. I started following A Momma’s View a few months ago, now I can’t wait to see…
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Our tree is full of ornaments finally. That means Christmas is here. The kids did an amazing job, combining the ornaments we got for our wedding with ornaments we collected while traveling as a family over the last couple of years and the ones we bought here over time. And they are full of excitement. The ants in their pants might as well be little Elves… I wonder if they will manage to sleep tonight…
It is the time of the year when everybody seems happy and everything seems cheerful and bright. But it is not always like that. Some people get hit hard by reality during this time of the year. The time when family should gather together and celebrate. The time when laughter, hugs and kisses should full your home. The time when your home should feel like a home.
But many this is not the case. A break up or a divorce or separation is looming over their heads and the time that should be so beautiful becomes hard, lonely and grey.
What happens to the happily ever after? Where does it go wrong?
Can you really pinpoint the reason why a relationship goes south?