Blue Mountains – latest article

  • SAME, BUT SO DIFFERENT AT BLACKHEATH
    SAME, BUT SO DIFFERENT AT BLACKHEATH
    A BRIEF BREAK FROM SELF-IMPOSED ISOLATION Yesterday I ventured past my driveway for the first time in ages to walk to the chemist in Blackheath village. My little camera is always in my pocket, so here are a few pics taken along the way. April is such...
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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

  • WONGA LOVE.....ONE LAST HITCH!
    WONGA LOVE…..ONE LAST HITCH!
    This is a new chapter in the Blackheath Wonga romance, but first a brief recap. Last year our resident male Wonga fell in love with his own reflections in the shiny hubcaps of our house painter’s vintage VW van. It meant a long, lonely season, as he...
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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

  • MEMORIAL PARK'S BOWER - THE NEW TENANT
    MEMORIAL PARK’S BOWER – THE NEW TENANT
    After a residency of some years, the satin bowerbird in Soldier’s Memorial Park at Blackheath departed his well known property. It was very sad for those of us who had been observing him. We watched with interest as the local ban on plastic straws changed his treasure...
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  • EXCITING NEW DIRECTIONS FOR THE BLACKHEATH GENERAL STORE
    EXCITING NEW DIRECTIONS FOR THE BLACKHEATH GENERAL STORE
    The Blackheath General Store café, in conjunction with next door’s long-standing Piedmont Inn, celebrated its 3rd birthday by launching an exciting new venture; a fantastic programme of cultural events and workshops. What a line-up. I honestly think there must be something here for everyone. BELINDA AND GRANT...
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  • APPRECIATION FOR A 'VICTORY' BY FIREFIGHTERS
    APPRECIATION FOR A ‘VICTORY’ BY FIREFIGHTERS
    You do have to admire the residents of Blackheath. A few weeks ago hundreds turned out on a near 40 degree day to thank firefighters and all the support organizations after the bushfires. How ironic that since then we have suffered a great deal of damage from...
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  • 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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