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A New Phase

When I started this blog back in January 2015, I was looking for a place to be creative, somewhere I could post poetry and short stories as well as assorted other items.

Most importantly, it was a place  where I could keep these types of articles separate from my primary blog – Clare & Dean.  That blog (after all) was solely about Our Trip of a Lifetime traveling around Australia, and my thoughts along the way.

With our trip now (all but) completed, the time has come for a new phase, a new approach to ‘How’ and ‘Where” I post my thoughts and creativity.

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I’ve loved every minute of sharing my thoughts about our adventure, the places we found ourselves lost, and the fun we had along the way.  I especially loved sharing photos of our amazing country.

Equally, I’ve loved every minute of being creative, writing poetry and a few short stories, as well as trying my hand at submitting entries in the weekly WordPress Photography Challenges.

I’ve given it a lot of thought and I’ve tried to be creative in combining Clare & Dean and My Creative Cosmos and in doing so I’ve come up with . . .

Clare’s Cosmos

A Galaxy of Thoughts and Creativity
Earth Sunrise and Milky Way Illustration. First Sun Lights. Space Illustrations Collection.
Still expanding one star at a time though technically it’s a title change on Clare & Dean and not a new blog.

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Thank you for supporting me and following my journey of discovery.

I look forward to continuing to share my thoughts and creativity.

You can now find me over at Clare’s Cosmos.


In response to the WordPress Daily Prompt – Phase

Nineteen Sixty Nine

By All Accounts, A Most Incredible Year

More than 400,000 music fans attended Woodstock.  Sesame Street started teaching children all the ingredients that make up a sunny day.  The Beatles recorded their final album, Abbey Road.  Boeing debuted the 747 jumbo jet.  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid entertained film goers while on the small screen Roger Moore was still a saint and John Cleese introduced the world to a new kind of humour.
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The White Cow Called Lucky

And the Metal Monster that Missed

She always knew she was different, the White Cow Called Lucky, after all, the other cows in the herd were dark.  Not black and not dark brown like dirt, but almost the colour of the leaves as they wither and fall from the eucalyptus trees in paddock.

No, the White Cow Called Lucky wasn’t brown at all, she wasn’t the colour of the falling leaves.  She was the colour of the tree trunk, that hard stoic white part of the tree that stands tall and holds the leaves before they died.
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With Mashed Potato, Mushy Peas, and Gravy

My mother, Marie Clare came into this world on the 25th August 1941.  She was the second child of William and Agnes Brown and a little sister for her brother Tony.  I didn’t know much about my mother’s childhood, though I believe it was very happy.  She often spoke of family, holidays by the beach with her cousins and always of the abundance of love to share around.
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