Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.

Friday, March 22, 2019


At last I have got Blogger fixed properly. I thought I had done it before but NO! it reverted to the old problem. So I rang Apple Support and the man on the end of the line "Percival" found what I had to click off in Safari Preferences to make Blogger work properly. I can now comment on your blogs and the navigation bar has gone back to normal. I hope it's for good this time.
I was so frustrated over the last week not being able to blog properly as well as having a sore ankle and sore face, that I had to go to our zen garden in the village to calm down and get some zen.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

I LIKE BIKES and thanks to blogger friend my problem is fixed.

Thanks to bloggers Beatrice and Grenville (aliases) of 'The Frog and PenguINN", I have fixed my blogger problem. It is something to do with Apple's new upgrade program Mohave and its security levels. However, I have to delete websites which send me cookies and then I can comment.
Now I have no excuse for not blogging when I come back from a visit to the plastic surgeon to check on my wound, which is healing at last.

As I look through my photos I noticed I have a thing for bikes. Here are some I found.

San Francisco, USA

The Spit, Southport, Gold Coast, Qld, Aus.

Melbourne, Vic, Aus


Our village, Logan




Nashville USA

Monday, March 18, 2019


Is anyone else having issues with blogger?
I can't reply to comments.
I can't comment on my own post.
I can't delete spam comments.
Grrr frustrating
The format seems to have changed, the nav bar is different, there is no pencil icon for editing posts, there is no delete icon to remove unwanted posts??????

Sunday, March 17, 2019


Recently I was admitted to hospital because the wound from a skin cancer incision had got infected. The wound had to be dressed every six hours and I had to take oral antibiotics. Although I was worried about the wound opening and not healing, I didn't feel sick enough to be in bed all day. I had books to read, iPad and puzzles and TV I was still bored stuck in a room all day. So each day after the wound had been dressed and I had my medication, I escaped from the ward and went for a walk around the streets.

  I came across the hospital chapel and went inside for some peace and quiet after the noisy ward.

Now I am home with my soul mate and feeling relieved that the germ has been eradicated but the wound is still trying to heal.

Thursday, March 7, 2019


Last month it was Bill's birthday and as usual we celebrated with our Birthday Bear Friends. If you are not familiar with our tradition read here.We celebrated at the renovated Chatswood Tavern, which is close by. Birthday Bear was there dressed in red to join in the Chinese New Year celebrations with Bill.
 The usual crowd was there, Bob, Chris, Mary, Helen, Ann, moi, Bill, George.

Ann arranged Birthday Bear's outfit including a pig for the Chinese Year of the Pig.

Monday, March 4, 2019


My Story Continued:

At Christmas time it is always nice to celebrate with family. So we used to travel to Sydney to be with my parents and Aunt. Sometimes they would come to Brisbane.
Before we left we visited Santa and spent the hot days in our pool.
 This year Sonya wasn't frightened of the man in a red suit and a big white beard.

 Carol and Sonya in their best dresses, which Grandma made.

Fun in the pool with dad.

 A Christmas card for Grossmutti and Grossvati

Dinner time then to bed before we go to Sydney tomorrow to see Grandma and Granddad.

 At Grandma and Granddad's house in Loftus, Sydney.

Dad and Aunty Ada opening Christmas presents on the patio.

 The girls got new umbrellas but there was no rain.

Aunty Ada plays dollies with the girls.

Sunday, February 10, 2019


The CEO of our village, Chiou See, is a Singaporean Chinese, who loves cooking. She cooks her staff lunch everyday. She also organises a fabulous Chinese New Year celebration for residents and their families. This year we had 250 guests.
 My good friends live in our village too. Dot and I met in hospital when we were giving birth to our first daughters. The girls are 47 this year.

 Brian is getting eaten. (This will give him good luck). Brian's wife and I walk together every morning (when I don't have a broken ankle)

 Our Maintenance Man and children enjoy the night .

Feeding the Lions money in red envelopes for good luck. Later the eldest person in the room gives all the children a red envelope with money. All part of the tradition.

 There is also a Buddha Monk dancing and clearing the way for the lions and a drum band beating out the rhythm.

 The lion spots the lettuce.

 It usually takes some acrobatic moves of the two dancers inside the lion to reach the lettuce.

 The lion eats it and then spits it out some goes over the audience and it is all to do with getting good luck and wealth.

 Chiou See and the chef cooked up huge amounts of delicious Chinese food for 250 people.

We were asked to wear red in keeping with the tradition. (First outing without crutches.)

Finally, after a wonderful evening our residents' committee chairperson, Ian, thanked Chiou See for the great night of food, fun, friends and entertainment.

Bill made a super 2 minute video-enjoy.