THE LITTLE BLACKHEATH LIBRARY THAT GREW

THE LITTLE BLACKHEATH LIBRARY THAT GREW

I was charmed to come across this little street library outside the old Presbyterian Church Hall in Wentworth Street. The first time I saw it there were even little prayer books inside. I was touched, because the church itself (next door) is struggling with a dwindling congregation.

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The New Neighbour – a Blue Mountains Christmas Story

The New Neighbour - a Blue Mountains Christmas Story

AN UPDATE ON THE FOLLOWING STORY…. It can be a bit of a worry when your long term neighbours sell up, especially if they were really nice. What if the new owners have non-stop barking dogs, or are throwers of wild parties? That might sound a bit

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THE APPLE TREE GIFTS

THE APPLE TREE GIFTS

When my parents bought their farm in Tasmania in 1952 there was an ancient apple tree in the garden. As far as we could tell it was a Bramley cooking apple. It produced a huge crop year after year, which my mother used in every way imaginable;

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TINY GIFTS, RECEIVED WITH GRACE.

TINY GIFTS, RECEIVED WITH GRACE.

  Sometimes the tiniest, least expensive gifts  provide  the greatest pleasure.  When recipients acknowledge their  delight in the manner of the examples below, the result it is a gift to us all.   In 1989 The children’s author Roald Dahl received a small container  filled with coloured

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