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Maxine’s last day

It’s a funny thing, getting older. One of the nicest things about it for me is knowing people for a long time. Living, or even just staying in Auburn since I was born, means that there are some locals that … Continue reading

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We’re all in this together

This week Nicky (fab supporter of me and this blog) has written a piece about how she is experiencing the new world of virus protection and finding ways to connect safely and creatively with others along the way. One striking … Continue reading

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First night, leap day

Yesterday was leap day – that curious day in the calendar that I have marked here before. It was the first day of Writers Week this year, and also the first night of the Adelaide Festival, with a free concert … Continue reading

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Morning tea at Finniss Point

I’m in Auburn once again this weekend, spending time with dad. Today we had an invitation to visit one of the nurses who comes to help him shower – he has someone come in most days of the week, a … Continue reading

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Fire plugs

It’s been a full on week, so hot again and fires all over the place. I am a long way from anything that is happening (and hopefully it will stay that way), but it must be grim for those closer … 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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Making and doing illustrated

Now that I have my new computer I want to put a few photos up of some of the activities I participated in (in some form or another) a few weeks ago. The original post is hereĀ and here are some … 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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A world that welcomes

It’s Refugee Week this week, a great time to think about the importance of supporting people who are or have been persecuted, and to commit to a welcoming stance towards ‘others’ whoever they may be. I get the Tate Gallery’s … Continue reading

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