Sydney Olympic Park – more than you imagined

This week in Sydney Revealed, Sydney Olympic Park. To most, Sydney Olympic Park, located 16km’s from the Sydney CBD is associated with the 2000 Summer Olympics.  But in truth, this facility has gone from industrial wasteland, brickworks and abattoir to international sporting fixtures, waterfront residential living, bird sanctuaries, commercial development, bike and walking trails and a…

Photo Challenge – Creepy

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.” “Show us something creepy – because hey, we can’t take photos of rainbows and puppies every day.  Well okay, I guess we can, but let’s branch out anyway!” By the very definition;  Creepy   ‘kri:pi’ Adjective informal:  causing an unpleasant feeling of fear or unease. “The…

Hidden Gem in Sydney’s Lane Way – Suspended Birdcages

This week in Sydney Revealed, we visit a hidden gem tucked away in a lane way. In the heart of the Sydney CBD, just off George Street, you step into a laneway called Angel Place, paved with square stone-like brickwork, amidst a concrete jungle of cold cement in various forms.  You’re engulfed by two tall…

Sydney Revealed – new monthly feature

Develop a regular feature.  Why, you ask? “We’re all creatures of habit, bloggers and readers.  Posting regularly ensures our writing remains sustainable. Even a personal blog of random musings benefits from a hint of structure with a steady stream of content and gives readers something to await at regular intervals” After minimal deliberation, it was a…

Always Something There to Remind Me

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Always Something There to Remind Me.” “A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place.  Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why?” Having one’s iPhone on shuffle, getting through 4,500 songs, every so often Cheryl Crow will eventually serenade…

The Art of Letting Someone Down Easy

Post divorce followed by another long term relationship, now both in the proverbial bin.  I’d let the dust well and truly settle and was quite content to let matters of the heart be, but the powers of loving friends who spur you on to do stupid things got the better of me. Armed with ignorance!…

Write to your Ideal Reader

Blogging 101 prompt … When it comes to first dates, are our apparent perception of those dates we assume are going well, essentially just the inevitable prelude to what will invariably come to pass, the ever so sincere “it’s not you, it’s me” speech or “I’m not at the right place in my life to…

Symbol

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.” “Symbolism is uniquely human. We use symbols to represent intangible things like our beliefs and emotions, and to convert the abstract into something understandable. We may also use symbols to simplify and convey information.  Photography is often the same; an image illustrates a single moment…

Taking Control of your Title and Tagline

Blogging 101 prompt … What does your Blog and Tagline say about you?  What do you want it to say about you?  Should we spend hours obsessing about this one little aspect that is our entire bloggersphere with the expectations that it has to be something so outstanding, to rival all other blogs?  This to…

Bombo Quarry

The prospect of the open road, fresh salty sea air and the promise of unforgettable scenery, are one of the few things that I’m happy (albeit somewhat reluctantly) to get out of bed at 6am on a Sunday morning in 4OCelcius weather in the dead of winter for.  This morning is one of those days…

Photo Challenge: Muse

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Muse.”  What subject keeps you coming back? Those who know me no doubt might tire of seeing photos of abandoned and old.  It’s a weakness, what can I say. I am passionate and get terribly excited when I come across dust and dirt and grime and…

How can one Measure Happiness?

Often, I think about the people who have come into my life, the purpose they’ve served, those who have hurt me, abused me, misplaced my trust, taken me for granted, been toxic in my well being and then I remember those who have reminded me again that there are good, sincere, genuine people who will stick…