01 April 2011

Gathering Gratefuls - My Expanding World View

Something that never really occurred to me when I discovered the world of blogging was how much I would enjoy seeing the world through the eyes of others. Whether it be the way someone 'feathers their nest' or how they solve a problem, I have learnt so much by viewing the world from many different perspectives.

Blogging has also helped me to hone my own tastes & preferences, clarify my values and enabled me to give voice to each in ways that I probably would never have done without it.

Something that I'm really enjoying and truly grateful for at the moment is the interaction between my gorgeous 'Gifters' [wow there's almost 300 of you now!] as we visit each other for our weekly 'Six Senses' tours.

If you've just popped in you may not know what this is about, so I'll give you a quick rundown.
Each Friday we visit a Gifter's home town and are treated to a tour which incorporates each of the five senses with the added bonus of finding out a secret that only a local would know.
If you have some time on your hands and would like to expand your world view grab your walking shoes and have some fun with my quality tour guides.
Click on either the place name or the image of the following destinations for an entry to each tour.

So far we have had an early morning beach swim at Noosa which is my home town....

Explored the streets of Hong Kong with their capacity for sensory overload...

Blissed out with the glory of nature in the Margaret River region of Western Australia....

Been mesmerised by a little place called Snow Pond in New Hampshire USA....

And enjoyed lots of fresh air and autumn treasures in rural New South Wales.....

I'm so grateful to each 'Gifter' guide for the quality tours that they've presented and can't wait to visit some more interesting places & expand my world view in the weeks to come.  Thank you girls!

If you have the urge to say your own thank you or perhaps share some thoughts of gratitude, then today's the day to pop on over to my brilliant friend Maxabella's place where she's 'gathering the gratefuls' for us.

A GENTLE REMINDER THAT IF YOU HAVEN'T ENTERED MY BIRTHDAY BLING GIVEAWAY, SNAP TO IT BECAUSE I'M DRAWING THE WINNERS ON SUNDAY & I'D REALLY LIKE YOUR NAME TO BE THE ONE THAT I PICK OUT OF THE HAT.

26 comments:

  1. Hi gorgeous

    My Heartpoet has a stall at the Noosa Farmers markets (3 Sundays of the month) selling gourmet pasta and sauces. If your ever there you must pop by and say hi!

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  2. What a wonderful way of travelling around the globe. It really is an amazing place.

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  3. Well you know how much I LOVE our Friday six senses treat! I hope many others jump on board this fabulous train. x

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  4. Wow, how glorious does Snow Pond look? Such a beautiful idea.

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  5. Every time I read your Gifter guide it makes me want to pack up my bags and hit the road (or the plane, more specifically). I love this series!

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  6. well, we enjoyed the chance to show off a little piece of our world...thanking you again for inviting us to take part

    and have loved the other guides too...a really nice way to get to know some other bloggers

    gill xo

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  7. Wow, that photography is amazing. Yay for home towns, they are so special. Can't wait to finally settle in one & call it my own, soon!! Love your posts, have been too silly busy lately, glad to be back looking. Love Posie

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  8. I love this, and have actually missed it until today. So glad you emailed me! Now I'm in and get to go on a little holiday every Friday. Without spending a penny (okay, perhaps internet charges, but meh, it's doable)!

    x

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  9. What a lovely idea Felicity! I'm going to enjoy reading over each link and finding out about the local secret, like a mini getaway episode :)
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Jxx

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  10. What a gift from these Gifters!

    I love that aspect of blogging as well - discovering new places and experiences through others' blog posts. I also love the experiences that unite us, regardless of where we are.

    Lovely!

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  11. Hi sweet sweet Fizz, your posts are always beautiful. I love love your atelier! A little something will travel the ocean blue to accompany all the prettiness.
    I have more time over the weekend, so I will return to read, look and admire your past posts.
    Much love for a hApPY HapPy weekend, my friend xxxx

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  12. OMG love this awesome post of amazing places. So happy I found your blog - it's wonderful
    A xx

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  13. I'm still soooo in love with those pics from snow pond...dream about that place :-)
    have a great weekend Felicity
    xxxCate

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  14. I love your 'gifters' guides. I have missed a couple. Going to check out the USA now:)

    Also, I love your creative space. Such a beautiful place of your own. Mine is starting to look like this, but a lot messier!

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  15. Oh my goodness, the world is full of beautiful places! Thanks so much for collecting these photos.

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  16. I'm having a lazy Saturday and stopping by your blog as always has filled me with warmth and happiness. I'm so glad that you blog, and more importantly, that I've found you here. Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend. Shelley. xx

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  17. I have learned a lot from blogging too..especially about commenting succinctly! Lovely to focus on the beauty of the world not just the disasters of late (not that we should ignore them either!).

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  18. gorgeous photos...mesmerizing...!

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  19. What fun!! I may have to join you next week!! Especially since there are so many beautiful warm weather locales - so desperately waiting for spring here!!

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  20. Bee-utiful post, gorgeous photos. I think I'm too late for the birthday thingy as you are a day ahead of us in the states, and I'm not sure what I'm suppose to do anyway, LOL! The jewelry post is filled with beauty and stellar photos Felicity.

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  21. i love that you are taking us to magical places & meeting wonderful inspiring people.
    you know i just wish I was at snow pond ♥

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  22. Hi Felicity, gosh I have missed so many gorgeous post (naughty me) :( I will be catching up today :) I love seeing all these wonderful places its great!!
    Glad you love the blue fabric guess what Harry Harry is moving its head office to Noosa so you will have all those gorgeous fabrics at the tips of your fingers, wish I lived in Noosa! (one day its on my wish list).
    Enjoy your sunday & picking your winner on the giveaway! x

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  23. That beach walk business looks just the thing (she types wearing woollens in gloomy, autumnal Melbourne)...

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  24. I'm going to join in this next week if I may? Such a gorgeous ides, such beautiful photos as well.

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Although I'd love to reply to each and every one, this isn't always possible, but know that I read and appreciate them all.

Felicity x