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Song: The Rainbow Lorikeet

Can you hear the lorikeet Calling down to you? Can you see the lorikeet Red and green and blue I can hear the lorikeet sing a happy song Can you hear the lorikeet Can you sing along Watch the rainbow lorikeet Do a happy dance Can you see the lorikeet Dancing on fence Can you…

Expo 88

I was on the monorail with my Grandmother Barbara Hazelgrove who took this photo. We had an amazing time at Expo 88 over three days and I would have loved for it to be longer. I had my Expo 88 Passport and had lots of stamps as we visited all the exhibits we could fit…

Art: Portrait Lorikeet Frangipani

I commissioned a composite art piece featuring three items – a portrait of myself, frangipani and a rainbow lorikeet. Robert Sloan would draw using Prismacolor pencils based on my photography and we made a trade -the drawing for some Prismacolor pencils sent to Robert Sloan’s location in the USA Portrait Lorikeet Frangipani by robertsloan2 Traditional…

Poetry – Sleepus Interruptus

As I lay me down to sleep I pray your hands away you keep As I doze I ignore Your loud, persistent snore Take heed my words or you will find the bed we share will soon be mine So please get it in your head Keep your hands away or lose your bed Your…

16 Personalities Test – Campaigner

I’m the Campaigner personality in the 16 personalities test – ENFP-A / ENFP-T “A Campaigner (ENFP) is someone with the Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Prospecting personality traits. These people tend to embrace big ideas and actions that reflect their sense of hope and goodwill toward others. Their vibrant energy can flow in many directions. The…

Wynnum Foreshore, Brisbane QLD Australia

My First Encounter with a Hermit Crab

My Great Grandpapa Harry St. Vincent Beechey  wrote a poem about our visit to the beach where I met my first Hermit crab 🐚 —————- The Young’n I babysit in the soft warm sand. She runs about on sturdy legs. Perhaps she is sitting me—I do not run much anymore. She calls to me. “Great-grand-papa!”…

Kako Okamato – Michelin star restaurant in Gion, Kyoto Japan

  Four years ago on my second visit to Gion, Japan it was raining and I decided to ring up the closest restaurant to our accommodation in Gion, Kyoto for lunch – Kako Okamato. In broken english the waitress told me that they were only open for dinner. I booked a table for Philip and…

Chung Tian Buddhist Temple, Priestdale QLD Australia

Chung Tian Temple, which means “Middle Heaven”, was constructed in 1992 using traditional Chinese Buddhist architecture – it is situated between Brisbane and Logan, Queensland. Surrounded by nature, the Temple provides a peaceful and culturally beautiful venue for the community to celebrate its multicultural diversity and multi-faith harmony through Humanistic Buddhism. TEMPLE PAGODA SCULPTURE GARDEN…

Gardening- Cucumbers

It rained today and I decided to harvest some lemon balm for tea ☕️ As I was looking in the third garden bed I saw something underneath all the leaves – a giant cucumber 🥒!!! I’m so excited 😆 and it tasted delicious with a little salt 🧂