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A few bits and bobs collected from here and there. #21dayshaktisadhana
I've got the best job in the whole world at @lanewaylearning. Come and play!  #learningisfun
I've got the best job in the whole world at @lanewaylearning. Come and play! #learningisfun 
Theme of circle today was The descent into Autumn. We sat & merged with nature, shared our thoughts about what is ending. Sometimes you gotta go down and in. It turns our burdens into gifts and takes the sting from our fears.  #sisterhoodmanifesto #awakeningwomeninstitute #ittakesavillage
Cicada shed and left behind its skin, on a tree bedecked with orbs of golden sap.
Cicada shed and left behind its skin, on a tree bedecked with orbs of golden sap.
Dusky moorhen diving for breakie.
Dusky moorhen diving for breakie.
Going offline for Easter
Going offline for Easter
The view from my new desk! #whoneedsawatch
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[ Image description : The view through a window of an oxidised dome with a spire sitting on top of the highest of flinders street station's clocks. The building is orange stone and the sky is pale blue]
The view from my new desk! #whoneedsawatch  . . . [ Image description : The view through a window of an oxidised dome with a spire sitting on top of the highest of flinders street station's clocks. The building is orange stone and the sky is pale blue]
Resisted hot cross buns for 3 months, as they have been on sale since boxing day. Apple and cinnamon perfectly paired with a cup of raspberry leaf tea.
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[Image description : a polka dot cup and contrasting plate with tea the colour of  burnt butter. The top half of a hot cross bun sits on a plate at the top of the screen. It looks delicious]
Resisted hot cross buns for 3 months, as they have been on sale since boxing day. Apple and cinnamon perfectly paired with a cup of raspberry leaf tea. . . . . [Image description : a polka dot cup and contrasting plate with tea the colour of burnt butter. The top half of a hot cross bun sits on a plate at the top of the screen. It looks delicious]
Yesterday's finds from Friday Rewilding with #naturesapprentice & @firekeepers . Guessing whether I have a powerful owl feather or perhaps a Kookaburra or tawny frogmouth. Also a section of someone's dinner, maybe it was a blue tongue lizard or possibly a tiger snake? It was quite something to meet a tree whilst barefoot and blindfold. High point of the day was a swim in the river with the other wildlings. #connectwithnature #selkiesister #treehugger
Yesterday's finds from Friday Rewilding with #naturesapprentice  & @firekeepers . Guessing whether I have a powerful owl feather or perhaps a Kookaburra or tawny frogmouth. Also a section of someone's dinner, maybe it was a blue tongue lizard or possibly a tiger snake? It was quite something to meet a tree whilst barefoot and blindfold. High point of the day was a swim in the river with the other wildlings. #connectwithnature  #selkiesister  #treehugger 
Sunrise over the yarra this morning.
Sunrise over the yarra this morning.
Sensational veggo @page_of_cups lunch for one - maybe! #beatouristinyourlunchbreak
#veggolunch #afternoonshift
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Image description : towering stack of mushrooms, onions,  spinach, tomato, blue cheese & a beetroot burger.
@deathcafe for the Autumn Equinox with @bolithoannie of Kinship Ritual. These facilitated conversations help us step over the death taboo together. #ittakesavillage #noneofusaregettingoutofherealive
I am just over the moon/ pleased as punch & tickled pink to announce that I will be proudly taking on the role of City Manager for Melbourne at @LanewayLearning . It has been my pleasure to teach/host for them already. I'm grateful to the founders, the board, many volunteers, the eclectic venues, all the students & the previous manager, Skye. As an organisation we flourish because of the wonderful teachers and the fraction I have met are enthusiastic, generous and entertaining educators. I am looking at you @carmenmair_photography @brewsmithau @greenscarfgirlworkshops @gayeabandon @thecaitlyncook @moneymechanics @darasimkin  @ralphhadden @the.indignant.bunny @verachanshop @rachelkurzyp  @joywithrawfood @toptailsdogtraining @miss_emily_floral_designs  and I look forward to connecting with many more soon.  #learningisfun
I am just over the moon/ pleased as punch & tickled pink to announce that I will be proudly taking on the role of City Manager for Melbourne at @LanewayLearning . It has been my pleasure to teach/host for them already. I'm grateful to the founders, the board, many volunteers, the eclectic venues, all the students & the previous manager, Skye. As an organisation we flourish because of the wonderful teachers and the fraction I have met are enthusiastic, generous and entertaining educators. I am looking at you @carmenmair_photography @brewsmithau @greenscarfgirlworkshops @gayeabandon @thecaitlyncook @moneymechanics @darasimkin @ralphhadden @the.indignant.bunny @verachanshop @rachelkurzyp @joywithrawfood @toptailsdogtraining @miss_emily_floral_designs and I look forward to connecting with many more soon. #learningisfun 
Turns out we are both checkers noobs. I won this game against my partner in crime using our made up rules before we read the right ones. The dog tried to eat the counters. .
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Image description - a black and white picture of a game of checkers. Set up wrongly. A dogs fluffy bottom in the top left corner of the shot
Turns out we are both checkers noobs. I won this game against my partner in crime using our made up rules before we read the right ones. The dog tried to eat the counters. . . . Image description - a black and white picture of a game of checkers. Set up wrongly. A dogs fluffy bottom in the top left corner of the shot
Sunset behind the trees, prior to an almost moonless night with the milky way stretching above.
Sunset behind the trees, prior to an almost moonless night with the milky way stretching above.
My @escapingyourcomfortzone membership pack arrived today! Includes Bush walking Victoria Membership too. So glad I found this group and it's hidden gems
My @escapingyourcomfortzone membership pack arrived today! Includes Bush walking Victoria Membership too. So glad I found this group and it's hidden gems
Science in Art exhibition at Scienceworks is work a look. Lots of pieces about how our immunity functions made into beautiful works for display. This is the blood vessels of the developing eye, before pruning to what is needed.
Science in Art exhibition at Scienceworks is work a look. Lots of pieces about how our immunity functions made into beautiful works for display. This is the blood vessels of the developing eye, before pruning to what is needed.
Circle theme today was Sovereignty - using the Queen Archtype. So we explored what it means to ask, decline, accept, command and receive. I wish I had photos of the cat-like luxuriating, the impromptu sound bath, a queen with lionesses heads resting on her knees and the gifts bestowed. A crown woven from climbing plant, a fig, a blessed sisters picture, a necklace that sparkles like sunlight on water, monstera deliciosa earrings and a satin yoni! #awakeningwomeninstitute  #sisterhood  #elephantsarematriarchal
Circle theme today was Sovereignty - using the Queen Archtype. So we explored what it means to ask, decline, accept, command and receive. I wish I had photos of the cat-like luxuriating, the impromptu sound bath, a queen with lionesses heads resting on her knees and the gifts bestowed. A crown woven from climbing plant, a fig, a blessed sisters picture, a necklace that sparkles like sunlight on water, monstera deliciosa earrings and a satin yoni! #awakeningwomeninstitute  #sisterhood  #elephantsarematriarchal