Life Along the Way

Little helper
Little helper
Mom's helper
Mom’s helper

All around us life happens if we are just cognisant enough to observe it. The opening pictures I caught were of a little girl helping her mother sweep the store before opening to the public. It was a beautiful moment captured in time because I was looking. There’s also all the sounds and things happening on the street. Open markets bustling with hawkers selling their wares, congestion of traffic waiting for lights to change to get things moving again. People coming, people going; always the hubbub of something filling the air.

Busy streets
Busy streets
Alleys
Alleys
Bags anyone?
Bags anyone?

The sides of the world we have been experiencing lately have been noisy. Rick and I were just commenting on it this morning. We’re two peas in a pod who like silence at some point in our day. Yet, the days have started noisy, continued noisy, and finished noisy. Today though we are experiencing quiet at our friend’s house. The only sound is the clicking of fingers on four different keyboards, each working on their own computers. I can hear the breeze through the screens, the soft whirl of the washing machine, and the occasional sigh. Nice! And life happens… even in the quiet.

Early morning exercise
Early morning exercise
Zoo in China
Zoo in China
Chillin'
Chillin’
Karate for kids
Karate for kids
Smile for me
Smile for me
So many children
So many children

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Mom and little one
Mom and little one
Rick & warriors
Rick & warriors
Sweeping
Sweeping
Gardens
Gardens
Cindy's birds
Cindy’s birds
Soft and cuddly
Soft and cuddly
Silly hats
Silly hats
Friends
Friends
City beach
City beach
Dining at Jaimie's
Dining at Jaimie’s
Tastings
Tastings
Displays of wine
Displays of wine
Unique cutting boards
Unique cutting boards
Shade lover
Shade lover
The winery
The winery
Lovely flowers
Lovely flowers
Vineyard views
Vineyard views
Making memories
Making memories
Beautiful Jacarandas
Beautiful Jacarandas
Grapes on the vine
Grapes on the vine
Chasing the white ball
Chasing the white ball
Golfing buds
Golfing buds
Swan River
Swan River
Our boat
Our boat
Scarborough sunset
Scarborough sunset

Rick had a chance to play a game of golf this week with a couple of Aussie blokes. When asked how the course was, his response… “challenging.” Although, he did say the clubs were the major issue. Right!

We have had such a wonderful time in Malaysia and in Perth. Seeing friends after years have gone by, and yet it was as if it was just yesterday. It will be hard, come Sunday, when we must say goodbye again. I wonder how many years will pass this time before we sit in each others company once more. Speaking of yesterday, it was off to a wine tour and then a cruise down the Swan River… a VERY relaxing day. We visited two wineries, a chocolate company, and then to the boat. I wouldn’t say I enjoyed every wine, however, who could fault any kind of chocolate? Not me!
So that’s our story thus far. I do hope you continue to journey with us as we discover life and enjoy friends, old and new, around the world.
Blessings,
Diane & Rick