INGENUITY IN HARD TIMES..DEPRESSION ERA DINING

INGENUITY IN HARD TIMES..DEPRESSION ERA DINING

One feature of  cooking during the Great Depression, especially in rural areas, was home made kitchen ware.  I especially like the creativity of the flour sifter; Flour reminds me of my husband’s family, who owned Conolly’s flour mill in Goulburn. It’s an unfortunate truth, but they did

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OUR QUIRKY BLUE MOUNTAINS VILLAGES

OUR QUIRKY BLUE MOUNTAINS VILLAGES

So many communities in Australia are doing it tough right now, including the Blue Mountains Do come and visit once the pandemic is over. I include Lithgow and some villages on the Bells Line of Road. HERE WE GO… I am cheating and listing the towns and

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SAMMY THE BLACKHEATH RAILWAY SPARROW

SAMMY THE  BLACKHEATH RAILWAY SPARROW

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 the little fellow came off second best .  He went into hiding, but

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FIRE, HEAT……AND A MYSTERY ‘EPIDEMIC’

FIRE, HEAT......AND  A MYSTERY 'EPIDEMIC'

 A LONG, HOT SUMMER. We have gone through horrible fires here in the Blue Mountains and so many other  parts of the country. The heat has been extraordinary.  I am a firm believer in climate change, even though our beautiful Mountains have suffered badly before. THE FURY

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JACK JOHNSON FIGHTS TOMMY BURNS IN SYDNEY

JACK JOHNSON FIGHTS TOMMY BURNS IN SYDNEY

UPDATE – As someone who  reacted with horror when  Donald Trump became President of the United States, even I have to applaud  his posthumous pardon,  on May  25th 2018,  of  the African American boxer, Jack Johnson.  In 1913 Johnson had been found guilty by an all-white jury

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