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I am woman (part 2)

It’s 125 years since (white) women got the vote here in South Australia as well as the right to stand for parliament. I was at the library the other day, and the Council have put up images there of local … Continue reading

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Surprising creatures in daily life

Part 1: a sort of poem. I went to a meeting for work this week – a regional gathering of people working in the hoarding and squalor space. There were a lot of people there, and lots of energy to … Continue reading

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With One Voice

Yesterday was party time for the choir I am part of, the ‘With One Voice’ choir. We had our end of year concert at Kingston Park, with families and friends present, and beautiful food and more music afterwards. Choir is … Continue reading

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Dancing towards a better world

It was the 30th anniversary dinner for the Graham Smith Peace Trust last night. Guest speaker was Garry Stewart, artistic director for 20 years now of the Australian Dance Theatre. I love ADT and going to dance performances generally, so … Continue reading

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Pam and the joeys

An old friend of this blog, the lovely Pam, sent through an update from her life in WA this week. Pam wrote a number of stories in the early days, including some of our most popular ones including this one … Continue reading

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Sweet protest

Last week was national bird week. Among other activities, there has been a ‘backyard count’ throughout Australia and there is a vote going on for the country’s favourite bird. It’s a two stage process this year, with a ‘run-off’ second … Continue reading

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Colour and succulents

It was Deirdre’s birthday this week – she had a party yesterday to celebrate. She and David have fairly recently (in the past couple of years or so) bought a house after renting forever. It is a weird transition sometimes; … Continue reading

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