MAD ABOUT MAGPIES – IN A GOOD WAY!

MAD ABOUT MAGPIES - IN A GOOD WAY!

My inspiration for this story on the Aussie magpie was an amazing piece of free-form machine embroidery by Lynda Worthington. For someone like me who struggles to take up a hem, it was mind-blowing. There is enormous affection for magpies in Australia. They are so engaging and

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SAMMY THE BLACKHEATH RAILWAY SPARROW

SAMMY THE  BLACKHEATH RAILWAY SPARROW

A re-post of Sammy Sparrow’s story in honour of the station’s 150th birthday. A REFUGEE SPARROW FROM THE CITY Some time ago a sparrow living in Sydney’s Botanic Gardens was assaulted by a giant white ibis.  A dispute had broken out over crumbs at the café and

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