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Alison Ashby

In response to last week’s post about Wittunga Botanical Gardens, Nicky (marvellous supporter of this blog and its producer) responded with a link to Alison Ashby, daughter of the original owner of the property and sister to Keith, who gave … Continue reading

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Weeping, drooping, prostrate and gorgeous

I went to Wittunga Botanical Garden today – first time I have been there for ages. It was originally a property – house and land – which was left to the state’s botanical gardens in the 1960’s – by the … Continue reading

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“A book and a friend”

When I was young I came across a cheesy quotation that of course appealed to me hugely – cheesiness having always been part of my nature – “These choose with prudence, a book and a friend: they should charm at … Continue reading

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Remembering Mr Cogan

I went up to Auburn again this week, spending a few days with dad and enjoying the pleasures of country life. On Friday we went to Undalya again to have a look at the old cemetery there, on the site … Continue reading

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Linking little bits of life

I spent some time again this week in Auburn with dad. It is really pleasant to be out of town, and to have the company of my dear old dad – he enjoys it too. We have a routine of … Continue reading

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Reflecting and connecting

I’ve just got back from the second Social Developers Network gathering here in Adelaide, following on from the memorable weekend just two years ago that I wrote about here. I could almost repeat what I wrote at that time, for … Continue reading

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Magic sticks

Last night I went to the annual fundraiser for the Graham F Smith Peace Trust, along with most of the other Trustees of the Suzanne Elliott Charitable Trust. We also went to an event put on by them a few … Continue reading

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