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

Tuesday Blog Promo – February 25th 2020

This week’s Blog Promotion:

derrick j knight
Ramblings

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Tuesday Blog Promo – February 18th 2020

This week’s Blog Promotion:

Blessings by Me

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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

 

Tuesday Blog Promo – February 11th 2020

This week’s Blog Promotion:

America on Coffee

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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.

Tuesday Blog Promo – February 4th 2020

This week’s Blog Promotion:

Whispers of a Poets Heart

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COmE, dANce WiTh mE

Dancing couples enhanced my mood,
Lights dimmed and music subdued.

This man intrigued me – he sat alone
Rumours had him single and smart
Perhaps he’d consider a dance with me ~

He looked at me, I looked away
Doubt disappeared – I met his gaze
He smiled at me – I think I blushed
Was it possible – was he the one?

He rose from his chair and strolled my way
I sat quite still, frozen in time
Preoccupied with sweet fantasies –

With a princely bow he took my hand
His eyes spoke volumes; I rose to dance
A foretaste of our love and romance.

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Daydreams mingled with our dance,
Nothing ever happens by chance.

We married young – knew nothing of life
We lived simply and loved each other
We knew we could dance without a doubt ~

We dreamed our dreams, I knew your heart
Through the years we dancedas one
We learned to commit – we cherished our love
To Dance with you – for a lifetime, no less!

We nurtured our dance and learnt new moves
From hip hop kids to break dance teens
discovered and danced every routine –

You showed me how to refine our dance
With true love – the order of each day
We progressed to classical ballet.

DaNCe

The sands of time continue to flow,
Neither age nor pain will end this dance.

We danced yesterday. We danced today
We’ll dance tomorrow, this dance of life
Bad years are few—but we took that chance –

Your true commitment never fails
because you dance with a patient heart
You love me the way I am – I know
Always have – right from our first dance!

In the stillness of the night, you hold me
For always – I want to dance with you
Devotion and love are ours – it’s true ~

A life time of memories stir from within
Our dance is still to the highest degree
Because I accepted – and you danced with me.

dANcE

© Chrissy Siggee – 2018

Dedicated to my husband of 37 years. Always the romantic. Always in love.

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Special Places and Great Memories #1

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Way, way down under very south of Tasmania, Australia.

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Cole Bay, south-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. One of my all time favourite places.

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Somewhere on a back road south-east coast of Tasmania, Australia

on the way to Seven Mile Beach.

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South coast of New South Wales, Australia.

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Rainbow Beach, a mid-north coast beach in New South Wales Australia.

Photography by Chrissy for Riverside Peace