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  • SKINK FAMILY'S HOUSE & GARDEN
    SKINK FAMILY’S HOUSE & GARDEN
    A sweet, Eastern Water Skink family have lived inside an old stone wall in our Blue Mountains garden for years. When we were building a new house on the site we had to dismantle part of the wall. My lovely partner Rob decided it was only fair...
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  • COMPUTER CHIPS 😎
    COMPUTER CHIPS 😎
    The screen on my Dell laptop computer suddenly froze a couple of weeks ago. I couldn’t even turn the damn thing off. Panic! Thankfully we have an extended service warranty, so my partner rang up and was patiently taken through the complicated steps to fix it. There...
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Travel – latest article

  • WOOLLOOMOOLOO.....FULL CIRCLE
    WOOLLOOMOOLOO…..FULL CIRCLE
    First up, a silly riddle about Woolloomooloo by C.J. Dennis; Yes, that’s eight o’s. πŸ˜› It’s a small jump to the puzzle of which Aussie icon rhymes with Woolloomooloo. WOOLLOOMOOLOO – affectionately dubbed ‘the Loo’. It once had a reputation as a rough and ready sort of...
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Latest Blog Posts

  • SAM HOOD'S  WWII SLIP-UP
    SAM HOOD’S WWII SLIP-UP
    Sam Hood was a well known commercial photographer in Sydney for many years. During WWII he would take photographs of service personnel, which were naturally very popular with friends and relatives. In November 1941 H.M.A.S. Sydney was lost in an encounter with the German ship Kormoran. All...
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  • AFTERNOON TEA
    AFTERNOON TEA
    I have been ‘decluttering’ and have come across so many bone china cup/saucer and plate sets. Those shown below belonged to my mother-in-law Jean, who lived in Hobart. On a dairy farm outside Ulverstone my mother had collected even more. Back in the 1950s and 60s this...
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  • THE GREEN BOWL
    THE GREEN BOWL
    When I was a child growing up in Tasmania (1950s) there was a small green bowl sitting on the mantlepiece above our wood burning kitchen stove. It is human nature that an empty container becomes a receptacle for small objects, and our green bowl was no different....
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  • DE-CLUTTERING CATCHES THE HEART
    DE-CLUTTERING CATCHES THE HEART
    When you finally decide to do some major de-cluttering, it’s often not the cost of an item that makes you decide to keep it rather than cull it. This humble little wooden apple corer must be well over 100 years old. It belonged to my mother Myra,...
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