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Taming the Tamar


We walked the dogs and talked that morning along the Tamar 

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All at sea


American cruise ships are renowned for their abundance and excess. I don’t mean this in a disparaging way, but merely as a generalised perception of the ingenuity of the American way, However, as we embarked on our first even cruise … Continue reading

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Lost


Hearts – minds – souls: lost. Our own community touched by lives extinguished… senseless.

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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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Mother’s Day view from the back deck


Here’s to all mothers, especially those who cannot be with their children…. The view from the back deck embraces the colours of autumn and the sharing of moments.

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Weird and Wonderful


As we return to Term 3, I am always grateful that we are able to get away from work – both at home and school. It always seems that school work is like house work – sometimes appreciated, greatly needed … Continue reading

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Travelling North


I have begun to lose count of the many flights we have taken from Melbourne to Brisbane over the years. Waiting at the airport always reminds me of that John Williamson, play made into the film, Travelling North.The protagonists leave … Continue reading

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The Lively Letter


I have to admit that I have struggled to begin writing my next post. An idea has been with me throughout the month of June. However, as all high school teachers know, June is the busiest and hardest month. With … Continue reading

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Pecker’s Christmas Present


With Christmas well and truly out of the way, it’s back to the garden and the chicken house. Our Christmas was wonderful with family and friends gathered together. Daughter Number One came down from the sub- tropics to join us … Continue reading

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Mango Trees and Monkees


It is always with mixed feelings that I return to my hometown in the sub-tropics. Queensland is a vast and varied State. The length of its coastline is nearly 7000 km and it is a place of great contrasts. From … Continue reading

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