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FUNGI, FANGS AND FEATHERS: BLUE MOUNTAINS WILDLIFE

FUNGI, FANGS  AND FEATHERS: BLUE MOUNTAINS WILDLIFE

****  DO  NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU ARE AFRAID OF CREEPY  CRAWLIES! I consider myself  very fortunate to live in the beautiful Blue Mountains of New South Wales.  I often post images of spring blossom or  spectacular autumn foliage on Facebook,  but I do face  certain

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April Fools’ Day, Aussie Style

April Fools' Day, Aussie Style

 ICE BLOCKS, TEN CENTS A POP! On April Fools’ Day 1978  Australian electronics  entrepreneur  Dick Smith arranged for a giant, fake iceberg to be towed into Sydney Harbour. In a co-ordinated campaign, 300 of his employees then rang  various radio  and television stations, saying ‘What on earth

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A SENIOR GOES SHOPPING

A SENIOR  GOES  SHOPPING

A BIG DAY OUT I detest buying clothes. It’s not that I don’t like to look nice, but it’s so time consuming and irritating. The older I get the more I dislike the whole business. Anyway, I set off on a two day shopping trip to Sydney

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CRICKET….LORDS AND THE LADIES!

  A BIG DAY OUT  …..by EDITOR DES Well when we were in England last time,  Dr Bob decided  we would go to the cricket in LONDON. It was supposed to be a bonding session, as me and Pauline have had a few ‘issues’ lately (her fault,

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UNRAVELLING WITH MY AUNT; A TRAVEL TALE

UNRAVELLING WITH MY AUNT; A TRAVEL TALE

OH TO BE IN ENGLAND! It was the perfect  time  for my elderly Aunt Leah to visit England, as  my partner Rob and I were  based in London  It was Leah’s first trip, and we were  happy to take her on a tour of the country. Heading

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Confessions of a Schoolgirl Accordian Player.

Confessions of a Schoolgirl  Accordian Player.

MISGUIDED  MUSICAL AMBITION After watching too many episodes of  Australia’s  Got Talent,  my associate Editor Des has  decided   he wants to become a famous musician. He desperately wanted to play a keyboard instrument, but let’s face it, he just doesn’t have finger dexterity.  After a lot of

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Whale sighted in the Blue Mountains!

Whale sighted in the Blue Mountains!

Who would have thought  that  whale watching would be a genuine tourist draw in the Blue Mountains,  two hours west of Sydney?    Unlike coastal whales the species, known  as hedgeritum greenius magnum  is  very  slow moving and easy to spot.  A  prime specimen can be viewed   at

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Brush With Fame

Brush With Fame

BRUSH WITH  FAME I once worked in an office where the favourite  tea break  amusement was  Brush with Fame. It was difficult for new members of staff to get the hang of, because it was no use simply boasting that you had slept with a Rolling Stone

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A STICKY SITUATION IN AMERICA

My first visit to the United States occurred about thirty years too late.  If only I could have arrived  as a ten year old, when I was obsessed with Yankee comic books. For years I  lusted after  Hershey bars , fudge brownies, double malts and root beer.

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Whirlwinds & Wanderers: Margie and Lance come to stay!

Whirlwinds & Wanderers: Margie and Lance come to stay!

  During an extended stay at our holiday home  near Marlow, my partner Rob and I were joined by Brisbane  friends Margie and Lance, who were making their first visit to the UK. The prospect of this  extremely laid-back couple spending six weeks with a manic history

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