WATTLE DAY FOR AUSTRALIA DAY?

WATTLE DAY FOR AUSTRALIA DAY?

I recently posted a photo of a silver wattle on our Blue Mountains Community Facebook page. At the time I suggested that Wattle Day, now held on September 1, might be the answer to the vexed question of celebrating Australia Day on January 26. An increasing number

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THE LOVELY LAMINGTONS

THE  LOVELY LAMINGTONS

 MORE THAN JUST A CHOCOLATE CAKE, MATE! Ever heard of a lamington cocktail? Sounds good to me. If there is one culinary icon in Australia that ‘out-icons’ the pavlova it is  surely  the lamington.    We all know that the wretched Kiwis claim the pavlova (which is a lot of

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I THOUGHT I WAS ONLY LEFT-HANDED- THOUGHTS ON AUSTRALIA DAY

BLOWN TO THE LEFT IN A COLD WIND OF CHANGE Until recently the only concept I  had of  being ‘left’ in any sense was being left handed. Since I am not a violinist it has never caused me huge problems, except when signing books at author functions.

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FERRIES; THE OLD LADIES OF SYDNEY HARBOUR

FERRIES; THE OLD LADIES OF SYDNEY HARBOUR

HELLO, EDITOR DES HERE. I HOPE YOU LIKE THIS STORY ABOUT THE DEAR OLD FERRIES THAT PLY SYDNEY HARBOUR. MY GUARDIAN PAULINE CONOLLY WROTE IT. I FIXED UP A FEW TYPOS. HAHAHA   Each Australia Day, Sydney’s commuter ferries  race down the harbour,  decorated  with bunting and

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