Category Archives: Australia 2010

Talk of the town

This is the first Christmas I have spent apart from Mirinda and it is very odd. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas. That’s not to say it hasn’t been lovely spending it with my family. It was lovely having lunch … Continue reading

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One sleep to go

Christmas eve and the rain hasn’t stopped. Dad had to go into the hospital today so the hospital could do what they needed to do, and I was to be left in charge of the house. Denise turned up bright … Continue reading

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Unpacking & building

We are still without the Internet. It’s like those movies where there’s a handful of survivors in the boat after the ship sinks and there’s a voice-over saying “53 days and still no sign of land. We ate the cabin … Continue reading

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Moving day

There is a reason we always use removalists. I’d forgotten. I quickly remembered. Today mum & dad moved from Golden Beach to Kawana Island. From the second floor of a block of flats to a ground floor duplex. Much better … Continue reading

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Life is waiting

Today I bid farewell to NSW and headed back north to Qld. I woke to a lovely 18º with very hard and high winds. I sat on the verandah in my pyjamas enjoying the cool (Mirinda is obviously acclimatised already … Continue reading

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Sempervirens

We almost performed at Everglades. It is a big National Trust garden at Leura. The performance didn’t happen for various unremembered (by me) reasons although we did have a strange session while we were performing the final Earnest at the … Continue reading

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Bright, sparkling water

We lived in Katoomba for five years, over a decade ago. We lived in this street: The years we spent there coincided with our years of wandering the state as nomadic troubadours. Our house was a combination office, storage facility … Continue reading

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Change Management

We have just returned from a few days in the Blue Mountains. It was decided that we needed a few days to ourselves and we thought it would be nice to spend them where we used to live and traipse … Continue reading

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Wonderland

Anyone who knows me well, well knows how much I love Alice in Wonderland. I think most people have a favourite story they knew when they were smaller and this is mine. Although I also have a fondness for Enid … Continue reading

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Bang the gong

Back when I was a mere youth, wandering the years between teenageship and adultage, Wollongong was pretty much considered a lonely outpost of civilisation, mainly inhabited by steelworkers and their offspring. I remember going on a Rambo Weekend to Kiama … Continue reading

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