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Libraries (and librarians) are wonderful

Libraries have been an important place in my life. The local library in Auburn when I was a kid was a place of regular pleasure and anticipation. All those books waiting to lead me to imagination, other lives and other … Continue reading

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The people you meet (at work)

I started this post years ago, but then got stuck, thinking maybe I couldn’t or shouldn’t write about the people I work with, but tons of time has passed and I won’t be working for too much longer, and really … Continue reading

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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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Gathering the shards

I want to celebrate two artists this week – a photographer and a writer.¬†Ed Douglas has appeared in these posts before, and a couple of weeks ago I went to see his latest exhibition at Hahndorf. It was terrific. He … 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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Beauty and butterflies in the ‘burbs

I went to a fantastic event this week. It was a celebration of the Hackham West People Matters Group, which has been running for 10 years – a group of residents and service providers working together to develop and advocate … Continue reading

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Salut tout le monde

I have reconnected with France this week. I had a letter from folk in the little village, Cour L’Eveque, where I stayed in 2001; I caught up with my old French teacher Cecile, who lives here part time and in … 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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