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Birthdays (97 and 2)

It’s time for my yearly post about dad’s birthday. He turned 97 during the week and we celebrated with family visiting over two weekends, three blowaway sponge cakes at different times and grandchildren and great grandchildren at hand. It was … Continue reading

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60 books

Yesterday the final event (more or less) in The Festival of my Birthday (!) was held at Imprints. Instead of a party at home, we had it at one of my favourite places, and instead of pressies for me, I … Continue reading

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Lucky

It’s my birthday week this week and I have had a very happy time celebrating my incredible good fortune to be here at all and to have had the lucky, mostly happy life that I have had. So much of … Continue reading

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River of time

As mentioned in the weekend’s post, it was dad’s birthday this past weekend. He turned 96!! It was a lovely few days – he is in pretty good form at the moment, and we enjoyed celebrating with various family members … Continue reading

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Botanical birthday

I have been a bit surprised at how my underlying preoccupations (that I don’t even notice really) seem to surface in this blog. I think I do posts about plants and flowers – roses, jacarandas, wisteria, strelitzias, bottlebrushes, autumn, spring, … Continue reading

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1923

It was dad’s birthday this week – he was 95. In 1923, Tutankhamen’s tomb was opened, Time magazine’s first issue was published, Hitler attempted a coup in Germany (the Beer Hall Putsch it is called), insulin was first used to … Continue reading

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Kangaroo loose in the back garden

I went to see Nicky in Port Willunga a few days ago, for her birthday. It was a lovely evening and great to celebrate a good friend by sharing a meal on the back decking of their recently renovated place. … Continue reading

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Ages and stages (plus dad without hat)

There has been another birthday this week – my elder sister Jane turned 60. There was a party and various other celebrations, all very enjoyable, and I was very much put in mind of how in the midst of the … Continue reading

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Last week illustrated

Back in Adelaide and have been able to take the pictures I took of dadda’s birthday from the camera and put on here… so a selection… note not a pic of dad without his hat. He does take it off … Continue reading

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Time and life

I am in Auburn again this week, with dad and celebrating his 94th birthday. He remarks often that we are only here for a short time, and really he has had more time than most, so it is a comment … Continue reading

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