ANZAC DAY, 25 April – PANDEMIC 2020

Tomorrow, on ANZAC DAY, I will remember my father and his WWI and WWII mates with admiration and a grateful heart. To all the brave men and women who had put their life on the line so that we could live in freedom I say a big THANK YOU. This includes the veterans of recent wars.

I used to watch my father march, and when he passed away, I always watched the ANZAC MARCH on ABC TV.

This year, there won’t be any marches. The invisible enemy will keep us firmly in lockdown. Yet, ANZAC DAY will be celebrated, and we will be able to participate online. The spirit of ANZAC will live on forever and ever.


This book was published in 1918 and is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The second edition was recently published. An E-book will soon be available too.

The back of the medals: 2 Russian St. George medals for bravery and “Albanska Spomenica” – the Albanian Commemorative Medal for the withdrawal of the Serbian Army through Albania

My father was 23  in 1916 when he got the Russian medals for bravery for giving first-aid under fire. Here’s an excerpt from the book:

When I asked him whether he was afraid, he simply said: ‘You just do your duty, you don’t think about danger to yourself’.  Then he paused and added: ‘Once, however, when a man next to me came down, and I saw his skull open up, brain spilling out, a thought occurred in my mind, “This could have been me…”.’  (Full Circle, First Edition, p 99)

He was lucky. He survived both world wars and lived to a ripe age of 101.

If you are interested, there’s a link on my Author Page at:

If you happen to purchase and read my book, and enjoy writing reviews, I would very much appreciate a short review. ❤

©Copyright 2020 Irina Dimitric


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Blue, Green and Red – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Week 5


Multicoloured Rainbow Lorikeets enjoying sunflower seeds ❤


Yummy water melon for me 🙂


Pretty Australian Native ❤


Mural at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia adorned with flags for the celebration of the 130th anniversary in 2018. ❤

The hospital doctors and staff have saved my husband’s life more than once and fixed my broken femur in 1918. Forever grateful! ❤

The hospital is now ready to receive COVID-19 patients. May they be blessed! ❤


Copyright (C) Irina Dimitric 2020


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Happy Easter! – Haiku – FOTD Challenge

It was a glorious, sunny Easter Sunday in Sydney, Australia. Although the nasty Corona virus forces us to stay at home, stepping out into the garden was such a privilege. There wasn’t a single cloud in the sky. I took this photo and composed a haiku about the pretty Bahama Senna bush.

IMG_20200412_140614_556 Bahama Senna signed

Bahama Senna

Golden blooms against blue skies

Easter Sunday joy

Today, we are reminded that Light overcomes Darkness.

Copyright (C) 2020 Irina Dimitric

Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge

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Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Week 1 – Get Outside

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Week 1 – Get Outside

Summer Joy

These photos were taken last year in January at Balmoral Baths, Sydney, Australia. Although I can’t walk on the beach anymore, I enjoyed watching the young and old having fun in the water and on the sand.

With my husband still in hospital, I haven’t been to Balmoral this year. But as soon as he is up and about, we’ll return to our favourite spot for fish and chips and a leisurely walk along The Esplanade. 🙂

Happy weekend everyone! ❤

Copyright (C) 2020 Irina Dimitric


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Sunday Trees – 424 – Spotted Gum

Spotted gum,  an endemic Australian tree, is one of my favourites.  Its bark creates artwork that no artist can match. Well, that’s just my humble opinion. 🙂

Some close-ups…

I was tempted to peel off some of the bark… 🙂

It’s heartbreaking to watch on TV the raging bushfires across Australia destroying not only these beautiful trees, but also wild life and human properties. Spare a thought for everyone affected by this disaster, especially the heroic fire fighters . <)

Happy New Year everyone! And stay safe if you live in Australia in areas affected by the bushfires! ❤

(C) Copyright 2019 Irina Dimitric


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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Basically Two Colours

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Basically Two Colors

Merry Christmas! ❤ Red and green


Did you mail any Christmas cards this year?  ❤ Red and white


My husband has been in Emergency three times this year! May the hospital staff be blessed forever! ❤ Blue and red

Happy Holidays everyone! ❤

(C) Copyright 2019 Irina Dimitric




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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Mufti and Pax


Peace be with you ❤


(C) Copyright 2019 Irina Dimitric

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: All Sorts of Pets, Living to Stuff Animals to Pet Rocks

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Longing for Blue Skies (haiku)


Today in Sydney. I was going to visit my husband in hospital, but the smoke is choking me. We’ve never experienced anything like it before. He is fine in his airconditioned room. Please spare a thought and prayer for firefighters and farmers and everyone affected by these devastating bushfires. Pray for rain!


Longing for blue skies
When will this smoke nightmare end?
Winter, come back soon!

© Copyright 2019 Irina Dimitric

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – White – White Carnation (haiku)

I love carnations of all colours.

White carnations symbolise innocence, pure love and good luck.

This bunch was given to me by a dear friend. I think my friend sensed I needed a lot of good luck these days.

I tried out different backgrounds to see which one would work best… and the funny thing is I like them all!


And here is a haiku:


White carnation bloom

For purity, love, good luck

Nature’s precious gift



Happy Friday to all ! ❤


©Copyright 2019 Irina Dimitric


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White

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Jacarandas (haiku) – FOTD Challenge, 28 November 2019

G’day folks! It’s  a LOVELY sunny day in Sydney. Jacarandas are still mesmerising, but not for long.

“Jacarandas sway

Scattered petals on the ground

Goodbye November! ”


Wishing you all a very happy Thursday! ❤


(C) Copyright 2019 Irina Dimitric


Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge

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