A Serendipitous Story: An Upside Down Story


For my story this week I had to search long and hard to find a photo.  My brain is still too cold this morning.

Then I found this photo.  A few years ago I brought a small Olympus point and shoot camera.  I used it for a while and then gave it to my daughter Ruth to use for her art studies at school.  Then last year she gave it back to me.  Well what a revelation.  There were a lot of selfies on it (which I have saved but not used to save her dignity) and other photos that she had taken, but not wiped off.

So I wanted to try it out.  We headed outside and Ruth showed off her gymnastic skills.  When she was 11 and 12 she went to what we call in New Zealand intermediate school.  We have primary school for ages  5 – 10 (generally speaking of course), then intermediate school for 11 – 12 and then high school for 13 upwards.  Ruth was telling me last week that she joined the gymnastic team to have something to do during the lunch hour.  It wasn’t the best of schools but both my children has to go to the school they were in zone for.

Ruth actually did really well at gymnastics.  She had the right body for it and was very flexible, unlike me, who actually did do gymnastics at a gym.  So this night she decided to see if she still had it in her.  And as you can see from the photo, she could still do her handstands and flips etc.

I then lost this camera with my other camera when we moved.  But we did have fun trying it out while I still had it.

This post is my Serendipitous Story of the Week for Marilyn’s challenge at SERENDIPITY.


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Copyright Raewyn Forbes


One Word Photo Challenge: Hot

Enjoying a day at the beach-1

This week Jennifer from Jennifer Nichole Wells has asked us for our hot photos.  So on searching my archives I found this photo from last year’s Art Deco Weekend where these gentlemen sat on this log, enjoying the hot sun.


One Word Photo Challenge: Hot

One Word Photo Challenge: Hot

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Copyright Raewyn Forbes

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pairs

Whispering ducklings-1

Good morning from a cold frosty morning.

We are definitely getting colder now.  The mornings are getting frostier.  So it was a complete surprise to find these very young ducklings at Cornwall Park last week.

This is for Cee’s challenge at Cee’s Photography, which this week is to showcase our photos of pairs.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pairs

Pair of Turkish Fashionistas

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pairs


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Copyright Raewyn Forbes

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