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Bronwen Scott-Branagan (BlossomSB)

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My husband, who was an Anglican priest, our family of five children and I, have lived in several different towns and countries. We began our working lives as primary school teachers and later studied together at George Brown Missionary Training College in Sydney. We also studied to be Lay Preachers. I have taught at all levels from preschool to university and retired from preaching after fifty years.

My degrees are in education, School Librarianship, Theology and Psycholinguistics, and Applied Linguistics (ESL/EFL).

Church activities: Service Leader, playing my flute in the Band and volunteer teaching ESL. 

Hobbies: Writing, painting in a variety of media, gardening, knitting, embroidery, travel, and catching up with children, grandchildren, friends and relatives.

Please Note: All printed and photographed material of mine is not to be reproduced and, without my explicit written permission, remains my copyright property.

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Books available for sale: I have published seventeen books so far. My latest is in response to a question from a neighbour. I couldn't find one that she thought answered her question, so told her I'd write one. Hopefully it will be helpful to others and I know it was a good thing to think more about for me, too. The title is 'Do You Love God?' 

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  • Are They Cornish Words?
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    Are They Cornish Words?

    3 months ago

    I discovered that no one else seemed to use some of the words our family used. Thinking that they must be related to my ancestors I wondered if this might happen to other people, too.

  • How to Grow Sweet Potatoes in a Container
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    How to Grow Sweet Potatoes in a Container

    4 months ago

    Growing your own vegetables is such fun and it can be done in a small garden in a container. Then you know that they are truly organically grown and they're so fresh and such healthy food, too.

  • Gluten Free Microwave Banana Cake
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    Gluten Free Microwave Banana Cake

    7 months ago

    This Gluten Free Banana cake can be made so quickly, and by using Lactose Free milk it is also suitable for those on a FODMAP diet.

  • How to Preserve Heirloom Photographs
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    How to Preserve Heirloom Photographs

    9 months ago

    Our photographs may become heirlooms and along with those we have inherited that are already heirlooms they deserve preservation. This useful article suggests a number of ways of doing this.

  • Little Tich Tychicus
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    Little Tich Tychicus

    10 months ago

    Tichicus is mentioned five times in the New Testament, yet he seems to be small and unimportant. We never read of anything he said or did, except his willingness to be helpful to Paul.

  • Praise to God
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    Praise to God

    10 months ago

    How important it is to praise God! There are so many everyday events in our lives where His love shines through and it's a great privilege to be able to praise Him for these blessings.

  • Paved with Good Intentions
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    Paved with Good Intentions

    12 months ago

    We often have good intentions, but then comes indecision and inaction and nothing gets done. Sometimes we just need that impetus to get us going on the right road.

  • How I Wrote my First Children's Book
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    How I Wrote my First Children's Book

    12 months ago

    When walking with grandchildren we found Pandanus seeds that appeared to have eyes and this led to stories and my first children's book.

  • Agape and the Bible
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    Agape and the Bible

    13 months ago

    This is the last of a series of three articles on the different types of love we find in the Bible and we have kept the best until last: Agape love.

  • Phileo and the Bible
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    Phileo and the Bible

    14 months ago

    'Phileo and the Bible' is third of a series; the first was 'Love and the Bible,' the second 'Eros and the Bible,' 'Agape and the Bible' is to come. Phileo is warm brotherly, family and social love.

  • Kids Crafts: How to Make an Elastic Band Harp
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    Kids Crafts: How to Make an Elastic Band Harp

    24 months ago

    Making an elastic band harp can be fun and a great activity for a rainy day. It's also educational and you will have most of the materials already at hand.

  • Wave of Prayer Around the World
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    Wave of Prayer Around the World

    4 months ago

    The Wave of Prayer is one of the annual activities of the world-wide Mothers' Union. This article describes what may happen in the service in one of the MU groups in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Crookes Radiometer
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    Crookes Radiometer

    2 years ago

    I've had a Crookes radiometer for years, but until recently had no idea what it was. It has been interesting learning about it and about William Crookes, physicist and inventor.

  • Doll Collecting
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    Doll Collecting

    2 years ago

    Collecting dolls can teach us many things about dolls in history. Some of us collect them on purpose, and some collections, like mine, just happen.

  • Dried Grasses Arrangement
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    Dried Grasses Arrangement

    2 years ago

    Arrangements of dried grasses are easy to prepare, cost nothing, and help to cheer the house with natural reminders of Spring.

  • Snail-mail
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    Snail-mail

    2 years ago

    Snail-mail Devoured by Snails BSB Whether we send messages by email or by snail-mail, there can be problems. Emails can get viruses and snail-mail can be attacked by snails. See what I found had happened to a...

  • Gluten Free Melting Moments
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    Gluten Free Melting Moments

    3 years ago

    These delicious melt-in-the-mouth treats have few ingredients and are easy and quick to make.

  • Our Names, Pet Names and Nicknames
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    Our Names, Pet Names and Nicknames

    3 years ago

    Our names become part of us and expansions such as pet names, nicknames and diminutives often become part of us, too.

  • The Princess Parrot
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    The Princess Parrot

    3 years ago

    The Australian Princess parrot is beautiful in the wild but it can also make a delightful pet.

  • Antarctic Beeches, Springbrook National Park
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    Antarctic Beeches, Springbrook National Park

    3 years ago

    Majestic Antarctic Beeches, relics from over two thousand years ago, continue to flourish in mountainous Springbrook World Heritage National Park on the border between Queensland and New South Wales.

  • Useful Seashells: The Baler
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    Useful Seashells: The Baler

    3 years ago

    Baler seashells are large, useful and decorative. They are part of the gastropod family.

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    Saying Goodbye to an ESL Class
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    Saying Goodbye to an ESL Class

    3 years ago

    Unable to find ideas for an ESL final lesson in any of the resources, this is what I devised and hopefully it may be useful for other ESL teachers.

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    How to Pack for a Holiday
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    How to Pack for a Holiday

    3 years ago

    Happy holidays need planning ahead and making lists and ticking off items is essential. Have a worry free holiday and make great memories!

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Curried Eggs Recipe
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    Curried Eggs Recipe

    3 years ago

    Curried eggs are gluten free, simple to make, nutritious, and popular both at home and as finger food to take for community events.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Cone Sea Shells
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    Cone Sea Shells

    3 years ago

    Cone sea shells are descended from ancient species and are interesting and collectible because of the variety of intricate and attractive patterns that they display.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    How to Sew an Easy Dog Coat
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    How to Sew an Easy Dog Coat

    3 years ago

    Some small dogs do not have that thick outer layer of fur and need extra warmth on colder days. Instructions are given for a simple coat for a small dog, but can be altered for any size.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Drawing: Freehand Doodling is fun
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    Drawing: Freehand Doodling is fun

    3 years ago

    Almost everyone enjoys doodling sometimes, but doodles can become an interesting art form as well.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Taiwanese Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet
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    Taiwanese Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet

    3 years ago

    This is a very useful and tasty gluten free recipe. Some variations are included.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Massage in Taiwan
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    Massage in Taiwan

    3 years ago

    Chinese Massage in Taiwan has a long history. It provides healing and comfort for the whole body, physically, emotionally and mentally.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Descriptive Versus Prescriptive Grammars
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    Descriptive Versus Prescriptive Grammars

    3 years ago

    This is the final article on linguistics and the changes that have come about between descriptive and prescriptive ways of looking at grammar.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Chinese Watercolour: Plum Blossom
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    Chinese Watercolour: Plum Blossom

    3 years ago

    Plum blossom is the Chinese gentleman for the season of winter. Instructions are given for painting in the Chinese style.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Hand-Held Fans
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    Hand-Held Fans

    3 weeks ago

    Fans, their age-old history and their uses. From royal courts, to dancing, to church liturgy, they have found a place in many cultures.

  • How to Paint a Fan for a Useful Gift
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    How to Paint a Fan for a Useful Gift

    3 years ago

    Fans make useful gifts or party or wedding favours. They are inexpensive to purchase and can be decorated by adults or used for kid's craft.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Chomsky and Transformational-generative Grammar
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    Chomsky and Transformational-generative Grammar

    3 years ago

    Although there have been substantial changes in Chomsky's system for a transformational-generative grammar over the years since it was first proposed, his contribution is seen as important in the discipline of...

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    Grammar and Structural Analysis
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    Grammar and Structural Analysis

    3 years ago

    Structuralists and Descriptivists had different approaches to the study of grammar and this can be especially seen in the work of Bloomfield and Chomsky.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Knitting Project: a Cosy Rug
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    Knitting Project: a Cosy Rug

    2 years ago

    A cosy rug can be a useful project for any time of the year. It will help to use up those odd balls of wool and can be a welcome gift - made with love.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Descriptive Grammar
    15

    Descriptive Grammar

    3 years ago

    Discusses the limitations of a prescriptive grammar and the development of a more liberal approach that resulted in a variety of descriptive grammars as linguistics developed into a separate discipline.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Honest-to-God Honesty
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    Honest-to-God Honesty

    3 years ago

    The human quality of honesty is important, but this article is mostly about the popular cottage garden plant known as Honesty.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Children's Craft: How to Make Bookends
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    Children's Craft: How to Make Bookends

    3 years ago

    Instructions are given for making bookends for a children's bedroom using materials found around the home using greeting cards. Creative suggestions are also provided for other materials that could be utilised.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    How to do Brass-Rubbings
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    How to do Brass-Rubbings

    2 weeks ago

    Many cathedrals and churches in Britain have memorial brasses that were set in the stone floors to mark burial places in medieval times. Since Victorian times it has been a popular pastime to make rubbings of these...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Summer Delight: Jellied Beetroot
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    Summer Delight: Jellied Beetroot

    10 months ago

    An easy recipe for jellied beetroot is preceded by a brief history of the of this ancient vegetable, followed by its uses, nutrition and other methods of cooking through the ages.

  • Helmet Seashells
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    Helmet Seashells

    3 years ago

    The Helmet seashell is a member of the Superorder of Caenogastropoda, as is a smaller member of the Helmet family, the Bonnet seashell. Because of their size and appearance, they have been attractive to tourists and...

  • Easy Yule Log Cake Recipe
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    Easy Yule Log Cake Recipe

    3 years ago

    This recipe takes very little cooking and can be made right up until the day before Christmas. Even children could follow the simple instructions although if you want it to look good as well as taste great, an adult...

  • John Calvin's Hermeneutical Perspective
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    John Calvin's Hermeneutical Perspective

    3 years ago

    The writings of John Calvin greatly influenced the Reformation and continues to influence the Protestant Church today. A study of his work reveals several flaws in his thinking but also highlights the lasting...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    St. Augustine's Contribution to Biblical Hermeneutics
    23

    St. Augustine's Contribution to Biblical Hermeneutics

    3 years ago

    St. Augustine, an African priest who was made a bishop just before the beginning of the fifth century, wrote many works that are considered seminal in the area of Biblical Hermeneutics. However, he was also responsible...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Cowrie Seashells
    35

    Cowrie Seashells

    17 months ago

    Cowries are a species of marine molluscs and have been utilised by man for over nine thousand years. Some species, although beautiful, are very common while others are extremely rare. This article concentrates mainly on...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    The Paper Nautilus
    24

    The Paper Nautilus

    3 years ago

    The life of the paper nautilus and its delicate egg-case is discussed, concluding with a warning that global warming may contribute to its extinction.

  • Recipe for Cauliflower Cheese
    20

    Recipe for Cauliflower Cheese

    3 years ago

    Versatile Cauliflower Cheese may be served as a main luncheon dish or as a side dish. It does not take long to prepare, is a healthy alternative to a pie, and is sure to be welcomed by the whole family.

  • How to organize a fun vintage fashion fundraiser
    53

    How to organize a fun vintage fashion fundraiser

    3 years ago

    Fundraiser ideas that are fun for both the organizers and the guests can be very successful. Many people have vintage and even antique apparel hidden away and it is a good opportunity for showing them off, reminiscing...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    The History of Grammar
    17

    The History of Grammar

    3 years ago

    A brief look at language study and grammar, including traditional types of grammars and universal grammar as seen by grammarians and linguists.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    How to Say Grace
    21

    How to Say Grace

    3 years ago

    We should know the difference between prayers before meals and saying grace. Grace before meals is a very old tradition and the article looks at the genre and some of its history, concluding that Christians should...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Fun with Idioms in ESL Lessons
    11

    Fun with Idioms in ESL Lessons

    3 years ago

    A study of idioms, clichės and English expressions can be interesting and fun for both the ESL teacher and the students. As some idioms can be quite confusing, it is usually best to wait until the students are at an...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Chinese Watercolour Techniques for Painting Bamboo
    25

    Chinese Watercolour Techniques for Painting Bamboo

    3 years ago

    Learning how to paint bamboo is one of the first lessons when exploring Chinese watercolour techniques. The materials needed are set out and the steps to master for the painting are explained along with some interesting...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Children's Drama Activities
    10

    Children's Drama Activities

    3 years ago

    Children's drama activities can range from its use as a simple revision of a lesson to a large production. It can be fun for both the children and the teachers or leaders. Training and organization are necessary, but...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Simple Paper Crafts for Kids
    21

    Simple Paper Crafts for Kids

    3 weeks ago

    Paper crafts are a great way to improve kids' fine motor skills. The equipment is inexpensive and they can have lots of fun paper tearing, folding, cutting, glueing and weaving paper.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Simple Handmade Greeting Cards
    56

    Simple Handmade Greeting Cards

    2 months ago

    Suggestions for making handmade greeting cards include the use of photographs, purchased stickers and scrap-booking materials, quilling, calligraphy, sketching, drawing and painting your own. You can even make matching...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    How to Choose Plants for Container Gardens
    23

    How to Choose Plants for Container Gardens

    3 years ago

    How to choose plants for container gardens discusses the need for good planning before commencing such a project. The choice of decorative plants for growing in containers indoors and outdoors and of edible plants for...

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Flute Breathing Exercises
    24

    Flute Breathing Exercises

    3 years ago

    This article on flute breathing exercises discusses how we breathe, types of breathing and which is best for the flautist and also for the player's general health. Some breathing exercises that help with the control of...

  • Caterpillars, grubs, maggots and weevils
    53

    Caterpillars, grubs, maggots and weevils

    3 years ago

    A brief verse, for the Poem a Day challenge for April, and also a look at some types of insects and how they affect our daily lives.

  • Happy Housewife (A Poem)
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    Happy Housewife (A Poem)

    18 months ago

    A short poem about a happy housewife who is looking forward to the return of her husband at the end of the day.

  • Wise Sayings: An Old Autograph Album
    50

    Wise Sayings: An Old Autograph Album

    3 years ago

    A number of entries in an autograph album, 1910-11, follow particular themes, such as Christian and Moral, Friendship and Funny. The album includes illustrations in some entries, a number of signatures and addresses...

  • An Acrostic Poem about God's Love
    56

    An Acrostic Poem about God's Love

    3 years ago

    A poem that uses all the letters of the alphabet, four times for each letter. It is inspired by Lamentations 3, which does the same thing with the Hebrew alphabet. While recognizing the difficulty of such a...

  • Sunset: Reminder of God's Care (A poem in Rictameter)
    37

    Sunset: Reminder of God's Care (A poem in Rictameter)

    18 months ago

    Two attempts at using rictameter to write about a sunset.

  • Billy Graham's Australian Crusades 1959
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    Billy Graham's Australian Crusades 1959

    3 years ago

    1959 heralded a change in the life of our family, but that year also brought the Billy Graham Crusade to Australia for the first time. It was the catalyst for change for many Australians as they made a commitment to...

  • A Small Unit Garden: some ideas
    34

    A Small Unit Garden: some ideas

    3 years ago

    A surprising number of vegetable can be planted in pots and tubs in a small garden. Even when the space is restricted a small Worm Farm can be very beneficial. Discusses how to care for the worms.

  • Preparing Sunday School Activities for Children During Lent
    2

    Preparing Sunday School Activities for Children During Lent

    3 years ago

    When we are not so busy, holiday time is a good opportunity to plan special Sunday School activities relating to the Church Year. There are suggested ideas for activities Lent, Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Day,...

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