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The view from my front door

Welcome to ‘Gaelyne’s Sanctuary’. If you’ve visited in the past (welcome back!) you probably noticed I’ve given my site a new name and look. I’ve spent several months working on this revamp – mostly trying to find the time to work on it. I chose the name ‘sanctuary’ because I found working on it has given me a sense of peace while the rest of my world seems to be falling apart. My husband is fighting lung cancer that’s spread to his leg bone, so life is a little crazy right now. It’s a place where I can come and make one small corner of the world a little brighter.

I have a variety of interests but they boil down to cooking, writing, taking photos and playing Bingo on Facebook. I hope you enjoy your visit and feel free to talk to me in comments or on the contact page.

What's in my Sanctuary?

My Blog

I had a few off-site blogs before deciding to have a blog on my own site. I don't blog very often, but when I have something I want to share, I'll write about it. The topics range from general, fitness, cancer, diabetes, vaping and maybe a rant here and there.

Recipes

I love cooking, sharing recipes and enjoying myself in the kitchen. Most are recipes I wanted to share with my kids or have available so I wouldn't lose them. I don't do fancy stuff, but I like challenging myself with learning to cook something I've never made before.

Photos

I enjoy taking photos with my camera and have a few projects I do such as Photo of the Day, and 12 of 12 days and a group on Flickr and Facebook called Challenge Friday. If I happen to cook something I'm pleased with, I'll often take a photo of it for my pic of the day. Mostly the photos I take are snapshots of my life, which is pretty mundane, I think. But my world is different from what my family in the USA experiences so sharing seems a nice thing to do. But my world is different from what my family in the USA experiences, so sharing seems a nice thing to do. Usually, my photos are snaps from my daily life, which is pretty ordinary. But my world is different from what my family in the USA encounters, so sharing is a nice thing to do.

What's New?

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Photo a Day 2018

These photos are my Photo a Day 2018 selections.  I don’t take pics everyday, but I try to on most days, even if it’s pretty

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Challenge Friday

I’ve joined another photo group, where a challenge word is given on Fridays and we have a week to take photos that represent our interpretations

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Photo a Day 2019

These photos are my Photo a Day 2019 selections.  I don’t take pics everyday, but I try to on most days, even if it’s pretty

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Random Instagram Pics

My Facebook Fitness Page

Instagram post 2141198294395634706_507303 25Sept19 How to open bottles when you have arthritis in your hands and a thick rubberband.  Wrap the rubberband around the ridged part of the top. That's it.  Open the bottle. Works for me everytime! #arthritis #arthritissolutions #dietdrpepper
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Instagram post 2133216981078610027_507303 Minecraft cubes made of legos.  Of course!  #rccc2019 #minecraft
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Instagram post 2133209491318414242_507303 @kerstinlacross instructing Evan on what print to get out for a customer.  Kerstin’s in the Artist Alley at table X-11.  Even her Mom couldn’t forget that table number!  #rccc2019 #artistsrock #supportartists
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Instagram post 2133231549289051093_507303 Stickers!  All but one of these stickers are destined for the back of my Macbook.  The cat one is a bookmark.  Thai Peacock is where @kerstinlacross and I had dinner last Monday night.  The four colour stickers are by @christadoodles  The top right sticker was bought for @aliyaki  #rccc2019 #swag #kittystuff #bookmark #stickers #dice
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Instagram post 2133210931608764537_507303 The legendary @creelweb and @twainiac96 (the furry one with the cool colours) and a really cool dude selling great art. #rccc2019
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Instagram post 2133212889266612720_507303 Spiderman was very respectful.  I had so much fun hanging out, eating my soft pretzel and chatting with these guys and a few other folks whose photos I didn’t get, darn it!  Thanks for all the laughs, guys!  #rccc2019 #hangingoutandhavingfun
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Instagram post 2133221050643960960_507303 The Joker from the Dark Knight, along with Aziraphale and Crowley from Good Omens. #rccc2019 #goodomens
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Instagram post 2133218470559847711_507303 I bought myself a really NICE set of dice from @mistymountaingaming - these are beautiful purple metal dice.  Now all I need are some local people in Adelaide to play D&D with!  #rccc2019 #dice #dandd
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Instagram post 2141109353365430977_507303 25Sept19  No dumbbells handy? Look around and you might find something else suitable. This 1 gallon water bottle (3.78kg) with a carrying strap worked great for getting some basic strength training done today.  I rounded my session out with some body weight squats and balance training. #getitdone #strengthtraining #nolimits
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Instagram post 2133219351003041724_507303 More Doctor Who characters. This one was REALLY awesome. And kinda scary.  From one of my favourite episodes too.  #rccc2019 #doctorwho
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