Author: Cheryl King

SHARE MY WORLD – 28 May 2018

Thank you Cee for Share Your World. I’ve not participated for a long time (no excuses, they’re all poor) but here are my answers to this week’s challenge. If you were to pack a basket for picnic lunch, what would be in it? I love picnics.  They’re always an excuse to indulge in some of my favourite foods. My basket would be filled with different types of cheeses including Camembert to dip into a bottle of preserved ginger.  You will also find freshly baked crispy rolls, bits of chicken, sausages and meatballs.  Fresh salads on the side along with grapes...

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Red-capped Robin-Chat

The ‘old’ name for a Red-capped Robin-Chat (Cossypha natalensis) is the Natal Robin.  To help me remember it’s new name I called him RCRC (Red-Capped Robin-Chat). Every winter I wait for this stunning bird to visit.  He seems to move away during the summer months.  As soon as it cools down he pops down to the coast for a few weeks.  Normally around the end of May, early June. Today I heard him calling for the first time – bang on time. Its hard to describe a bird’s call but this Robin-Chat makes a lovely sound –it reminds me of...

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Sydney distracted me from blogging!!

I’m blaming Sydney for my silence!! Wow, have I been slack!! Its been over a month since I wrote my last blog.  This means I have broken the cardinal rule of blogging: ‘You must be regular’ – ‘Your readers must hear from you consistently’, ‘keep those posts coming’. It’s not that I’ve tired of this hobby, or that I have run out of ideas.  In fact, it’s the complete opposite.  I’ve just returned home after spending two glorious months exploring Sydney and have an archive of photos, notes as well as ideas in my head. I was to0 busy...

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Glebe – Worth a visit (or maybe two?)

Visiting the charming suburb Glebe in Sydney is worth it. In fact you will probably want to make it two or more visits!!  I did. Glebe is one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs dating back to the 1820’s.  It has over 20 heritage-listed buildings, including rows of 19th century terrace houses, beautiful Victorian homes and worker cottages. Although I had been to Glebe before to visit an interesting market held each Saturday, I wanted to explore this area and find more gems.   An example of some of the homes in Glebe dating back many years.  Fortunately they have been...

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Rainbow Lorikeets – Our Noisy Neighbours

One of the first birds I saw when I visited Devan in Sydney last year was a flock of Rainbow Lorikeets.  I labeled them ‘Our Noisy Neighbours” as they screeched and chattered while I enjoyed my early morning coffee. It’s easy to see why they’re called ‘rainbow’ lorikeets.  They have almost all the colours of a rainbow.  Their heads are blue/mauve, their backs deep green and they have orange/yellow breasts with a yellow collar on their necks.  Added to that, they have red wing coverts when they fly. God must have been in playful mood when he designed these...

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