Blue Mountains – latest article

  • DAVE DOWNEY, DOING HIS BIT IN BLACKHEATH
    DAVE DOWNEY, DOING HIS BIT IN BLACKHEATH
    Just before Christmas, as the bush fires crept ever closer to Blackheath and we all suffered in the heatwave, I photographed a little tractor and water tank in Wentworth Street. I assumed it must be someone’s home fire protection unit. Mind you, I did wonder about the...
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History – latest article

  • A HISTORY BUFF'S SYDNEY HOTEL
    A HISTORY BUFF’S SYDNEY HOTEL
    My favourite place to stay in the city is the Sydney Hotel QVB on York Street, directly opposite the Queen Victoria Building. While it is no fancy five star hotel, for someone who appreciates and writes about history as I do, it’s pretty well perfect. For the...
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Humour – latest article

  • SYDNEY SOJOURN FOR EDITOR DES
    SYDNEY SOJOURN FOR EDITOR DES
    Hello Peeps My elderly guardians Pauline, and Dr Bob went on a little ‘rest and recuperation trip’ to Sydney this week, after the bushfires in our village of Blackheath. I believe it’s called a ‘sojourn’. I wasn’t allowed to stay home alone due to a previous incident,...
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Travel – latest article

  • Lunch at Conservation Hut in Wentworth Falls
    CONSERVATION HUT AT WENTWORTH FALLS; BLUE MOUNTAINS
    One of the most beautiful villages in the Blue Mountains  of New South Wales is Wentworth Falls.  It’s hard for a proud  Blackheathen to admit this…but  it’s true.  My favourite destination is Conservation Hut, originally built as a resting place for bush walkers, and a meeting room...
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Latest Blog Posts

  • OUR PORRIDGE HAS TO BE PERFECT!
    OUR PORRIDGE HAS TO BE PERFECT!
    A story from Editor Des of Blackheath, Blue Mountains….formerly from China. Hello, well bears famously know quite a lot about porridge, and I am no exception. However, at our house I defer to Dr Bob. He is what some people (possibly called Pauline) might view as an...
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  • 'GONE TO GOWINGS' ......BAR AND GRILL, SYDNEY
    ‘GONE TO GOWINGS’ ……BAR AND GRILL, SYDNEY
    Remember the old Gowings Department store in Sydney? And their catchphrase, ‘GONE TO GOWINGS’ ? It was the place to go for rural chaps in town for the Easter Show. Sadly, the store closed a good while back, much to my disappointment. I loved the eccentricity of...
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  • THE WOOD DUCK QUADS
    THE WOOD DUCK QUADS
    Most Aussie wood duck couples produce very large broods. There are often a dozen or more chicks, but a local pair here in Blackheath have ended up with just four. I really don’t like to think what happened to the rest. The F word comes to mind,...
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  • THE DILEMMA OF TOXIC COMMUNITY SITES
    THE DILEMMA OF TOXIC COMMUNITY SITES
    It’s such a wonderful idea don’t you agree? Set up a community site where residents can seek and give advice, promote local events and businesses, support each other in times of crisis. Fantasic! Thousands of people join, but before long the trolls take over; those who simply...
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