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Exploring life experiences at home and beyond – Destination Happiness


I started this blog as I love telling stories and enjoy watching them spring to life on the page. I think the little details are the equivalent of the brushstrokes of a painting, they breathe life into the sketch or draft. I tell my stories through my eyes. It may not be how everyone else sees things.  Who  knows for sure when we say something like ‘That’s green!’  that we are really seeing the same shade…and do we need to , to enjoy things?
I am passionate about my family, eating good food and travelling, so predominantly my stories involve those themes. I’m also intrigued by the idea of the past and how they sometimes mingle in the present in many varied forms. I have lots of those stories to tell too .
This blog is my chance to share  a bit of me ‘out there’.


I had another blog telling of a round trip we made from Terrigal via Broken Hill, Adelaide, and Cootamundra ( and many places in between). If you have or intend to travel that route you may enjoy it …. http://askthemclachlanspouses.blogspot.com.au

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  1. Just spotted the sunset over the ocean gravatar, great just perfect:)


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  2. Hey, I’ve awarded you a “Awesome Blog Content (ABC) Award”, yay !



    Warm regards

    Don Charisma

  3. OMG I’m seeing double. The two posts had me running around like a dog chasing its tail hahahaha ,. Was that on purpose lol??

  4. Hey there, I’ve mentioned you in my latest post on promoting a blog or website, might be of interest – http://doncharisma.org/2013/10/31/virgins-guide-to-promoting-a-blog-or-website-ethos-part-2/

    Warm regards


  5. Hey … you’re never gonna believe this but I’ve award you THE Versatile Blogger award:)



    Warm regards

    Don Charisma

  6. You have such a relaxing, soothing blog here! I love your sunset photos, you seem to have travelled far and wide through this amazing country of ours! How wonderful that must have been 🙂 I have been to Darwin and the sunsets there were just magnificent 🙂 Truly stunning….I’m really glad to have found you, and look forward to reading more posts from you 🙂

  7. Nice place you got here look forward in reading thanks for stopping by my place too!

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  17. You have a great blog here. Found you through Don Charisma.
    You just got a new follower.

  18. I really like it, it was nicely written and it kept me interested! Good job!

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  22. So glad that you found my blog, so, I could discover yours, as well. It never ceases to amaze me that someone across the world can read about my little dog and pony show here in Kentucky. Those connections never get old!

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    Bless you my friend.

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  26. Nice intro. I am beginning to believe, I am the only blogger without a bucket list

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  29. What a perfectly written Bio. I love the line ” Who knows if we see the same shade?” That has so much meaning behind it! Exploring your blog further and loving it!

  30. I thought I had your twitter. Well I added that too. 🙂

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  32. Thank you for following my blog! You have captured some beautiful images…simply love your spiral staircase from the Vatican. Hope to see many more 🙂

  33. Hello…

    I was recently ‘told off’ by a blogger (not a follower I might add), who said my style of ‘welcome’ note was very much against blogging etiquette. Hmm, well I hope not to cause offence, but as you volunteered to become a follower of Uncle Spike’s Adventures, I just wanted to catch up and say “thank you, and that I appreciate your ‘follow’ as there are so many interesting and entertaining blogs out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on our farm in Turkey. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process. That’s not me trying to be pushy or ‘spamming’, but just want you to know what I’m all about.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

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