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A sunburnt country
Environmental matters
evie

My Country

As a writer I always appreciate the ability to weave words in such a way they’ll evoke an emotion or paint a picture This poem by Dorothea Mackeller is one of my favourites. I feel the spirit of Scotland when I go home – the lochs and the mountains move me deep in my core

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scraggy maggie
A bird in the bush
evie

Scraggy Maggie

One of the most amazing things about Magpies and Butcherbirds is if they trust you or have developed an attachment to you, they will actually bring their young to visit you. It feels like an honour to be presented with the offspring of a bird that’s been visiting you since it was a tiny fluffy

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St Andrews Cross
Good Life Blog
evie

The Scottish Spider

In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned my fear of spiders and made mention of the fact I had grown up in Scotland – and there was no such thing as a Scottish spider that could bite or kill you. Mr P informs me every spider can bite (even the Scottish ones) but my

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the webs we weave
Good Life Blog
evie

The webs we weave – and other meandering tales

No this isn’t one of my witchy or philosophical conversations, though it is about ‘Spidey’ senses in a way. I always considered myself an arachnophobe – a gagging, skin shivering, tearful, screaming arachnophobe. I’m pretty sure my fear of spiders came from a pretty horrific episode of Doctor Who when I was about 3 years

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home sweet home
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evie

Home Sweet Home

As the plane circles for the final descent over Sydney, I reflect on our month-long trip to Scotland. It’s a trip that always makes me reflective. Mostly I have learned to reflect on the good. I think about phrases that talk of ‘home’. Home Sweet Home. There’s no place like home. Home is where the

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Angus one year on
Angus the Kelpie
evie

Happy Adoption Day

It just so happens as I write this we are parted from the beautiful boy himself.  However, I’ve been blessed with photographs and videos sent from afar, showing how happy Angus is. One such video Matt sent us was of Angus paddling at the beach! Paddling! In water! Joyous as this was, we felt like

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just wanna be your fren
Angus the Kelpie
evie

I just wanna be your fren’ …

Next door’s chickens decided they wanted a change of scenery today. We found them pecking around in the long grass under the fruit trees quite oblivious to the ducks who had made camp further up the bank near the Macadamias. I had a Reiki client and Peter was on a call. Angus was asleep in

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square tailed kite
A bird in the bush
evie

A new visitor to Lorikeet Lane – the Square Tailed Kite

There was mayhem from above and mayhem in the treetops at the bottom of the front paddock.  A great noisy chirping air raid at 1 o’clock.  I was standing out on the front deck, a cup of coffee clasped in hands, trying to get a better view on what was causing the commotion. Those damn Noisy

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Darkinjung
evie

Respecting our Elders

My daughter and I arrived in Australia in 2002. When I first came to this sunburnt land I had no idea what to expect other than what had been marketed to us peely wally pale Scots. I couldn’t wait for endless sunny days where I could plan a life outdoors – a life of BBQs

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