First Touch

One question I’m repeatedly asked as a tour guide at the Koala Hospital is: what does a koala feel like to touch? Well, there’s very few volunteers that have the training to work directly with the koalas so I had no idea how to answer until I had the importunity to pat one at the nearby Billabong zoo.
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🐨 Koala Antics

 

Getting back into an old hobby.

I can’t believe it’s been nearly four years since I many anyone a card of some kind. With my back trouble, double surgery, arthritis and my erratic Fibromyalgia, then trying to sell a house for almost a year, I finally did it. I went through the hobby boxes searching for cardboard, glue, stamps, cut outs and stickers. These cards I made today. They’re a mix of my photography and actually creating cards from bits and pieces made from scratch. Although my fingers cramped up with the fine work, I don’t think I did too badly. Using my photos and the computer for printing, also gave me a break from the fiddly stuff. I always enjoyed this hobby and look forward again to rainy days, sticky fingers and creating.  🙂
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Photography by Chrissy for Riverside Peace

What’s wrong with my staghorn?

I bought this about a month ago online from our favourite nursery not far from home. We used the click and collect option. The stag was all green with just a fine outline of the lower part in a brown tinge when we mounted it to the fence. It could be the cooler Autumn weather we’re experiencing but it also could be just early days of the relocation. Any ideas? Derrick? other’s? Anyone? Don’t forget this is Australia.Staghorn April 20

I’m in the Garden by Chrissy for Riverside Peace

 

Finally…

My finger has healed enough for me to resume typing. The nail still could fall off but at least the wound is healed. The lower part of the nail is beginning to catch so I may have to keep it covered overnight so I don’t accidentally rip it of with the bed clothes. St least I can type with out finger bumping the touch screen with the fat protective wadding I’ve had to use.