365 Unusual things: 330-336

330. In a huge shop of Christmas decorations, only one small table held nativity scenes. The rest was tinsel and bling, including witch dolls and black Christmas trees. 331. I’ve had just one translated story published this year (it used to happen more often) and today I got an offer to publish a second one,Continue reading “365 Unusual things: 330-336”

365 Unusual things: 323-329

323. A potter friend made a ceramic egg carton, put a few eggs in it and advertised it on Facebook who took it down because it promotes animal products. She took the eggs out, advertised it again, and it passed the test.

365 Unusual things: 316-322

316. At an ice cream shop this afternoon, I had to ask which flavours had dairy in them because about half were marked “vegan”. 317. I signed up to sponsor a girl in Ghana today. Her name is Forgive. She has been waiting 99 days for a sponsor. 318. Went out for a walk becauseContinue reading “365 Unusual things: 316-322”

365 Unusual Things: 309-315

309. At a major grocery store I saw shelves of bread loaves behind the counter and asked if I could buy one, but the “bakers” assured me they weren’t cooked yet. But they looked cooked! 310. Today I found a beehive in a tree hollow. 311. Saw two baby peewees (magpie larks) on an overheadContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 309-315”

365 Unusual Things: 302 – 308

302. Passed a pink house falling into ruin, all blinds down, letterbox smashed, flowerpots full of rubbish, matching pink fence collapsing, next door to a house with fake security tape stretched across the yard saying “Keep Out. Haunted House”. 303. Today I saw a gallows with a skeleton hanging from a noose, dressed in aContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 302 – 308”

365 Unusual Things: 295-301

295. Walked on a beach where the driftline was peppered with blue things, mostly bluebottles. 296. Been married 40 years today. That’s unusual. 297. Stopped to look at a large vertical rock on the beach but couldn’t get close to it because of storms and a high tide, but noticed there were several memorial plaquesContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 295-301”

365 Unusual Things: 288-294

288. Watched an adult woman climb a rock-climbing wall in a children’s playground. 289. Saw two boys who had caught a yellow fish at the pond. Possibly a type of goldfish, grown large out of the fishbowl. 290. Went to a pub named Sirens which is opposite the Ambulance/Police/Fire Brigade building. 291. Received some freeContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 288-294”

365 Unusual Things: 281-287

281. After the constant rain of the past days, a local stream has flooded and a little bridge is under a heap of water. I couldn’t continue my walk. 282. Our son gave us a coffee tamper to use with our Italian manual coffee machine (which he also chose). He assured us the expensive tamperContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 281-287”

365 Unusual Things: 274-280

274.  Came upon a large structural artwork in a redeveloped part of town that was once industrial wasteland. Each of the 36 massive pillars has water dribbling down from the top and dripping heavily on the ground. Its name is LESS. By Chilean architect Pezo von Ellrichshausen. 275. Daylight saving began today and I wasContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 274-280”

365 Unusual things: 267-273

267. In an unfamiliar shopping centre I had to stop and wait for a small children’s train to pass in front of the grocery store. 268. Watched my 33-year-old son perform in a quartet, wearing a Buzz Lightyear costume. 269. On a late night walk, another son found a pigeon flapping about on the groundContinue reading “365 Unusual things: 267-273”