LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY!

LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY!

Hello, Editor Des here! Well Pauline was going to do some research at the State Library in Sydney so I went along  too. I thought I might start trying to find my ancestors. Just hope I don’t turn out to be  related to Paddington or Pooh…especially Paddington. 

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CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF EDITOR DES…BY HIMSELF!

CELEBRATING  THE LIFE OF EDITOR DES...BY HIMSELF!

HELLO DOWN THERE!     OK…to celebrate my  birthday I thought I would tell you  a little bit about myself.   I was actually born in China,  but I think my parents sold me ( I know, how could they part with someone so adorable?)  Boo hoo, they

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PAULINE CONOLLY’S GARDEN: THE SHOCKING TRUTH!

PAULINE CONOLLY'S GARDEN: THE SHOCKING TRUTH!

Hello, You know how Pauline  Conolly posts  rather showoffy pictures of her garden?  Well I’m about to take her down a peg or two, hahaha.  Made a little bicycle  tour the other day and by gum there are some pretty dire ‘blots’ ! Here I go down

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UNDERGROUND TRAIN OF THOUGHT

UNDERGROUND TRAIN OF THOUGHT

 A LEAP OF SHAME I once asked a British backpacker; ‘What strikes you as the biggest difference between London and Sydney? As it was summer I half expected him to say; ‘The amount of visible female flesh in Sydney’ . However, he surprised me with; ‘Your city 

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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 Some may view me as a disgrace to womanhood, but 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

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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 Accordion Player.

Confessions of a Schoolgirl  Accordion Player.

I’m almost beyond joking about the dreadful Coronavirus, but this image did make me smile, albeit a very wry smile. The following piece will explain why. MISGUIDED  MUSICAL AMBITION After watching too many episodes of  Australia’s  Got Talent,  my associate Editor Des  decided   he wanted to become

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