Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

A Tiny White Centre

I've long been a fan of Bougainvillea but only realised today when I was examining our plant that the blooms have a tiny white centre.

Our Bougainvillea

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Stairway to Paradise

I loved this set of stairs that I came across yesterday near the Visitors' Information Centre at Glenbrook in The Blue Mountains.

They list (in order I think) the towns and villages in The Beautiful Blue Mountains that is one of the beautiful areas in our State of New South Wales.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Great Invention

Fellow Australian, Hugh Jackman, said "To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions." I would add that drinking it is pretty darned special too.

 It is coincidental but most appropriate that, on International Coffee Day, we welcomed a new coffee machine into our home.

The first cup was hot and delicious and the machine behaved better then the one it replaced.  Thanks to Barista Bob for getting the new gadget up and running.

New in our kitchen

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Just came across this tissue pack that was among the delegate goodies in a conference bag earlier this year.
What does it say about the demographic of genies when a funeral director is a conference sponsor?

Saturday, August 1, 2015


In the hustle and bustle of a super summer Saturday in Cologne these songbirds found a corner under some trees to perfect thier performance.

German Songbirds

Friday, July 3, 2015

One of the best...

....shows I have ever seen is The Book of Mormon. Mr GeniAus and I saw it again in London this week.

This ad on a London bus sums up my thoughts.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Made with Love

It's always pleasing to receive a gift so I was delighted when my genimate, Audrey, presented me with a lovely Chickeny cushion cover.

When I was chatting with her at breakfast this morning Audrey told me that she had made the item herself. That makes it so much more special.

Thank you so much Audrey for this gift you crafted, I will treasure it.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sunday Scenes Part 2

After a lunch break at Blue Lemon in Sandy we drove to Antelope Island State Park. Our senses had a  fantastic feast this morning but they got a sumptuous buffet this afternoon. I would love to bring Mr GeniAus to see this spot.

I'm rather proud of the photos I took today. It helps to have superb subject matter.

Sunday Scenes - Part 1

My camera got a good workout today as I went on an excursion out of Salt Lake City with friends Lisa and Roger.  The subject of this , the first of two posts for today is, our morning visit to American Fork Canyon with a drive through  the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

I will let the pictures tell the story.

Bridge over bubbling waters

Linda is dwarfed by the trees

Roger composes a shot

Boo Hoo

A touch of green

I'm not scared (for those who have read Going on a bear hunt)

We passed on the barbeque

There wasn't too much snow around today

I forgot my skates

Locals having fun

Thanks to Lisa and Roger who invited me to share their adventure today.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Saturday in Salt Lake

Well here I am in Salt Lake City for the Rootstech Conference. As it was my first day I took it quietly, slept in till 9, had a leisurely breakfast with some genimates and then headed for some retail therapy (don't worry Mr GeniAus - I only bought essential items) came back to the hotel for some R&R then made a short visit to the Family History Library.

Dinner with Roger and Lisa Moffatt was an adventure which ended in a delicious meal at Blue Lemon.

I wondered about these birds until Roger told me that the seagull is the State bird of Utah

Decoration on the lamposts

A Shoppers' Paradise - The City Creek Center

City Creek - Just the place to recover from a long flight

The Creek runs through the Center - don't know if it's man made or if it follows an original watercourse.

Light lunch at Kneaders - thanks for the tip fellow bloggers

The Temple in Salt Lake City - note the brilliant blue sky

That's the Mormon Tabernacle in Temple Square

And I can't remember what this building next to the Tabernacle is called

I made a positive comment about this chap's car so he fetched an album from the trunk and showed me a picture of his family and the car when he was a baby in 1965. It was previously his Dad's car.

Steak Tacos at Blue Lemon
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

My Travels