Thursdays Special – Recycled

The word prompt from Lost in Translation: Recycled

Many years ago, when my daughters were small, I built a playhouse for them. The playhouse is totally made from recycled building materials. Now-a-days it has my tools and other building bits and pieces, nails, screws bolts, paint, plumbing and electrical parts etc.

The door came from a Shell Service Station where I worked. When they modernised the old building, I grabbed the door to the office that has two way glass
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The roof comes from the first house I built that we lived in for a few years. Here is a bit about that house.
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The walls are from the Jackadgery Hall. I helped build a new extension on the Hall and these timbers are from the wall that was removed. The timber is from around 1930 or thereabouts.
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The windows are from the old house also. They were bought from a bloke who saw me looking at windows in an auction place in town. He said he had some windows he had to get rid of (he carted them from Brisbane to Grafton when he moved house. His wife said he had to get rid of them lol)
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The stumps the building is sitting on are from trees from my place. The wooden front step was from a mates place. He didn’t want the off cuts from his place.
That is the story of the recycled building, which has been also re-purposed.
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March Square – number 24

I know, why is this number 24 when there are 31 days in March. I was a bit busy early in the month and didn’t get started straight away. This #MarchSquare is the whole photo of a couple of popular posts plus some wheels as I promised Becky.

Here is a bit more of the tiles on the floor in the Grafton Cathedral. Can you see the the parts I posted earlier this month?
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The stained glass window in my place
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Here you go Becky  The Ferris Wheel in Sydney’s Cockle Bay
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The big Ferris Wheel in Brisbane’s Southbank
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The whole wheel that wouldn’t fit into a #MarchSquare
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Finding the Quartet

The Daily Post word prompt: Quartet

This looks like the perfect place to get the guys together and form our own Rainbow Lorikeet Quartet
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Ok Robert, have you seen Phil and Steve? Steve was here a moment ago. Where is that clown?
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Listen you lot. A quartet is four. Understand – four
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Bloody hell. This is getting ridiculous!!! Can’t you guys count? Four Four Four
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No no no. It’s Four. Can you please leave. Go now!
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Finally. Are you guys paying attention? Oh I give up.
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Life’s Struggles

When you are small in a big world, sometimes you have to push on, no matter what obstacles life may throw at you. Here is a tale of one such struggle. How obstacles were over come, how perseverance and strength can get you to where you want to go, even if your burden is huge.

I was watching a moths wing “walk” across the verandah. No, there wasn’t a breeze. Then I noticed the little ant when it turned around. Careful little lady.
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Don’t get too close to the space between the verandah boards.
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Oh dear. Over we go. I hope all is not lost.
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Luckily that leaf was there to get a bit more height. It’s amazing what another 5mm can do.
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Almost there.
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OK then, mind how you go.
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The little ant carried that wing to the edge of the verandah, over the edge, down the steps and disappeared under the steps.

Bravo little ant
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March Square – number 21

I am going to have to put a couple of the next posts as there is only four days left in #MarchSquares

Back inside for an old badge on a safe in the Ballina Art Gallery. A circle in a circle in a square unless you count the inside and outside……oh for gods sake……stop now
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The only blocks left from an old wooden puzzle. Can you guess the theme?
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Drop into Beckys for more March Squares