Tag Archives: community building

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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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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Frocks and fetes

Even though winters here are not severe, spring still brings a sense of opening out and emergence from cosy indoor times. October is a classic month for fetes, fairs, fundraisers and outdoor community fun and I have spent today at … Continue reading

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Flight testing

This morning I went to Cherry Gardens to the fantastic Minton Farm Animal Rescue centre. It is run by amazing people with a decades long commitment to helping native animals and birds recover from injury and accidents (actually they have … Continue reading

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Dad

I know I write about dad a lot on this blog. That is a recognition that he is a big part of my life at present. I see him most weeks, and it is a pleasure to know him in … Continue reading

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Food for Freedom

Yesterday we had a small event at the community garden in Hackham West that is managed by CHO, to thank those involved in the past year with the Food for Freedom program. This is a service that has run for … Continue reading

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Minglearama

Last weekend, the Suzanne Elliott Trust (of which I am a trustee) held our inaugural gathering of people and groups that we have funded over the past couple of years since the Trust’s inception. It was a wonderful event – … Continue reading

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Sewing a service (lessons from small towns)

I love small towns – it was a very happy thing to be brought up in one, and visiting Mannum last week I was reminded again of their unassuming can-do attitudes and the many things that can be learnt from … Continue reading

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The hum of quiet action

I went to a birthday party last night – lovely evening and lots of nice people. I ended up speaking to quite a few folk I either didn’t know very well, or at all. One thing that came up a … Continue reading

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Having a red hot go at the Carols night

The last school term of the year is often a whirlwind of community activity and a culmination of the year’s work and action. There is a constant stream of fairs, fetes, expos, end-of-year events, break-ups, Christmas shows, school concerts, graduations, office … Continue reading

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