MOTHER’S DAY GIFT FROM EDITOR DES.

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT FROM EDITOR DES.

OK, so it’s difficult to know what to give my guardian Pauline Conolly for Mother’s Day. Well I’m in lock-down, and I can’t get to the shops. Yes, I could pick a bunch of flowers, but that’s a bit ho-hum. Anyway I decided to be creative and

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SPIRIT THE WONGA CHICK

SPIRIT THE WONGA CHICK

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Wonga of Blackheath on the arrival of a healthy chick. It hasn’t been an easy journey for them. This sweet baby called Spirit arrived in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic after its loving parents had nested in a cedar tree about

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IMAGES IN ISOLATION

IMAGES IN ISOLATION

Splendid isolation at the local duck pond in Blackheath – no tourists to feed the residents so I’m sure their diet has improved. Let’s hope that one day soon we will be free and the kids will be back on the swings. Such a simple joy. I

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AN ‘EPIDEMIC’ OF BURGERS

AN 'EPIDEMIC' OF BURGERS

Social historians will be investigating and interpreting the pandemic and the phenomenon of self-isolation for years to come. Lock-down has altered our behaviour in so many ways. It has lead to a phenomenon dubbed ‘iso-baking’ (and a scarcity of flour), but also to a huge increase in

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ON GOLDEN POND AT BLACKHEATH

ON GOLDEN POND AT BLACKHEATH

We are experiencing an autumn like no other at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains of NSW. Heart-lifting in its beauty, heart breaking in the worldwide impact of Covid19. I cannot think of anywhere better to be living in lock-down. My daily walk takes me past the local

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A BEAR AND A BIRD…..LOVE UNREQUITED

A BEAR AND A BIRD.....LOVE UNREQUITED

The shiny hubcaps on our house painter Rebekah’s vintage Volkswagen created a few problems last year. You see, our resident Wonga fell in love with his own image. Oh dear, it was very sad. Thankfully, we took certain measures and the problem was eventually resolved. Wonga subsequently

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MILLY EXPLORES A BRAVE NEW WORLD

MILLY EXPLORES A BRAVE NEW WORLD

Most visitors to this website are familiar with my associate, Editor Des. His dear friend Milly lives in his shadow somewhat, but today she ventured out with me on my Covid19 walk. The ducks were as content as ever down by Blackheath’s Memorial Park. The playground is

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A MOUNTAINS EASTER IN TOUGH TIMES

A MOUNTAINS EASTER IN TOUGH TIMES

Sadly, Easter 2020 is a bit different, due to the horrible pandemic. If you are are seriously self-isolating a ‘flat-pack’ egg ordered on-line might be the go. I preferred to buy chocolate rabbits, mini-eggs and blocks of hazelnut chocolate from Blackheath’s Friendly Grocer. Yesterday my husband and

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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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