Category Birds

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]