Category Archives: daughters

The road less travelled


Today is my grand-daughter, Jasmine’s tenth birthday – I wish for her – a good road; a bejewelled road; a kind road; a healthy road; a joyous road; a peaceful road; a road filled with love, courage and confidence. May this … Continue reading

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Taming the Tamar


We walked the dogs and talked that morning along the Tamar 

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Scenic Sydney


A recent weekend with daughter No2 saw us experiencing the beauties of Sydney architecture, history and the magnificent harbour. Here are a couple of recognisable landmarks! . In addition, the Hyde Park Barracks were open to reveal the living conditions … Continue reading

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A sleepy seal


It was one of those serene and surprising weekends. We were fortunate enough to be able to visit a charming little cottage by the sea. Its owners had kindly allowed us to stay in this place where their own children … Continue reading

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Christmas Chicks


Sorry if the title misleads you, but after ten years of having chickens here on the Mount, we have never had success in raising chicks. Even now that we have Long John Silver, our Plymouth Rock Rooster, so aptly named … Continue reading

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Tea Cups and Kisses


There are times when distance certainly makes the heart grow fonder, as they say. For the women in our family, we are separated by many kilometres up and down the eastern coast. Daughter Number One in regional South East Queensland … Continue reading

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