Category Walking

Broken Buttons Memoir published May2016

The second edition of Broken Buttons is now available. This contains Photographs also some short stories from my ‘Old Wimps Out Walking’ collection. To obtain your copy send an email to shandchalmers@yahoo.com.au for details on how to pay. Books retail at AUD $29.95 plus $7 for postage within Australia. You can also find me on […]

Forest Eucalypt in the Gippsland

A Sunday walk in the forest Men, women, boys, girls and a dog trotting along somewhere, not lost hiding behind a log … somewhere Seeking a special tree, walking fast the cold is biting today, rugged up against the freeze we exclaim in wonder, moving past twisted, moss covered branches of expired trees Then a […]

Rainbows Through the Rain

The Big Pineapple at Nambour

The Big Pineapple This tourist attraction used to be a favourite of visitors who came to the Sunshine Coast for holidays.  It was also a favourite place for local families to take their children.  We took our boys there several times over the years.   There was an animal nursery, train rides, cafe, and lots […]

Old Wimps Out Walking – New Zealand

OLD WIMPS OUT WALKING – NEW ZEALAND Nigel’s Aunty Beryl was having her 80 th birthday party and we were excited to be going. Nigel’s family had lived there for several years when he was a boy but I had never been. When I was a teenager my friends were going on cruise ships to […]

Keep On Walking – Quotes on Rejection

    Rejection Quotes Words from the wise, passed on to us:   Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way […]

Baby Blackbird

    Baby blackbird At my window Looking in at me Her home a nest Nicely hidden In my garden tree I watch her sitting At my window While she watches me In my curious nest, Then unbidden She flies back to her tree I feel so privileged that she lives happily here with me. […]

A Group of Spammers

Hello everyone, A group of spammers have infiltrated my blog.  If you are seeing really weird comments on my posts you will know where they have come from.  I think WordPress has picked this up as they are now appearing in my spam folder.  I hope no one has been offended by these horrible pests. […]

Access Denied – POETRY

Access Denied   Fear comes knocking on the door No one loves you anymore The future’s bleak, you’ll have no one To run and play with in the sun Faith answers firmly, access denied Depression drags his feet along the hall Brown robes sweeping the dust. The gall; He knocks! An eviction notice in his […]

Old Wimps Out Walking – Travelling North: Eden

We decided to buy a caravan.  Nigel’s idea really.  He wants to spend as much time with family as possible these days and we had left a big part of our family behind when we left Queensland’s Sunshine Coast to move to Melbourne in Victoria.  Winter is a good time to head north so we […]