Langkawi – Tanjung Rhu Beach, Malaysia

Tropical paradise invites you!

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This 1.5 km long Tanjung Rhu beach in Langkawi is perhaps one of the most beautiful beaches in Malaysia and, indeed, may be one of the best in the world. It is fringed by silvery sands, lush forests, pristine waters and overlooking some dreamy islands.

Situated at the northernmost tip of the island, part of it is a  private beach, offering an ideal spot for a secluded getaway. Some tourists travelled to Langkawi are not aware of such a beach as part of the beach is now guarded. The guards for a contemplated Dubai island type development turn outside people away from  visiting this lovely beach; denying them to the public.

Understand from the locals that “Tanjung” means cape and “Rhu” means casuarina. Apart from coconut trees, the beach is dotted with casuarina trees.  The beach is therefore sometimes also called Casuarina Beach. Those willowy trees whisper the call of a tropical breeze that speaks tenderly to those out on the beach.

It is…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

For me the theme would be Petrified!!

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The theme for this week’s challenge from The Daily Post is Descent.

We have been walking for over an hour on the walls of Dubrovnik.

It was a delightful experience. There was no clouds in the sky; the sun was shining and basically there was no way to hide.

While walking the seawalls, we came across this café which is located half way down the steep cliff.DSCF0928

We were thirsty, the idea of descending down the steep stairs to the café shop did came to mind.

Fear of descending the steps finally won; we just carried on walking and finished the walk as quickly as possible!

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scenes from a marriage in heaven …. gustaf and anna, part 10

I love spelling now!!

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Anna, who died found herself standing outside the Pearly Gates, being greeted by St. Peter.
She asked him, “Oh, is this place what I really think it is? It’s so beautiful.
Did I really make it to heaven?”
To which St. Peter replied, “Yes, my dear, these are the Gates to Heaven. But you must do one more thing before you can enter.” Lena was very excited, and asked of St. Peter what she must do to pass through the gates. “Spell a word,” St. Peter replied. “What word?” she asked.
“Any word,” answered St. Peter. “It’s your choice.” Lena promptly replied, “Then the word I will spell is love. L-o-v-e.”

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St. Peter congratulated her on her good fortune to have made it to Heaven, and asked her if she would mind taking his place at the gates for a few minutes while he went to the bathroom.
“I’d be honored,” she…

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Adelaide Hills Fiddle Workshop

Pop-Star’s nephew Dan, wife and two children are fortunate fellow Adelaide Hills residents. Music is part of their home, and both children show talent beyond their years with their violins.

Dan acquired a love of fiddling from his father Tony, and not surprisingly he and the young musicians were early applicants for the weekend fiddle workshop at Strathalbyn.

Pop-Star and the good Mrs Pop-Star were invitees to the climax of the weekend, a concert by performers and mentors held in the hall of Strathalbyn’s well known and loved St. Andrews Church.

It was a delightful evening to set feet a-jigging. The video of one of the pieces was kindly taken on Pop-Star’s iPhone 5 by Dan’s mother-in law Sonya.

Vivacious Adelaide Hills musician Catherine Fraser is keeping alive the delights of Irish and Scottish Fiddling music.

Scottish fiddle exponent Catherine Fraser

Scottish fiddle exponent Catherine Fraser

Lighten Your Day

Lighten Your Day

Catherine the Great!! A lively entertainer.

Catherine the Great!! A lively entertainer.

With Scottish Pianist Duncan Smith

With Scottish Pianist Duncan Smith

For a second year she has conducted a workshop for musicians young and old at the Glenbarr Camp and Conference Centre in Strathalbyn, South Australia. Guest presenter for the four day event from Oct 9 2014 was Irish fiddle expert Tim Whelan. Also assisting were musicians Hugh Gordon and Janet Gordon.

Picturesque and historic Adelaide Hills Township Strathalbyn on the Angus River.

Picturesque and historic Adelaide Hills Township Strathalbyn on the Angus River.

Deserves to be better known

Deserves to be better known

Saturday night concert in the St Andrews Hall by performers and their mentors.

Saturday night concert in the St Andrews Hall by performers and their mentors.

Part of South Australia's history since 1839.

Part of South Australia’s history since 1839.

Pop-Star is grateful that there are talented musicians dedicated to the preservation of Celtic music in remote South Australia.