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A record of the journey

Daily life just slips by most of the time, and for those of us who don’t keep diaries or other records, the quotidian ordinariness of it all, both the odd and the commonplace, disappears with it. In the years before … Continue reading

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Auntie Joan’s 100th birthday

Today, 17 May, would have been my Auntie Joan’s 100th birthday. She was dad’s older sister, and she died 3 years ago, just before her 97th birthday. She was married to Uncle Leo for over 70 years – they were … Continue reading

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Reflections

I am in Auburn again this weekend, spending time with dad and thinking about mum, who died 12 years ago yesterday. I remember her last days so well. She was at home for all but the last two days, and … Continue reading

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Blurry photos

New year is fast approaching, and with it the end of one decade and the beginning of the next. I am in Auburn again, enjoying dad’s company and a restful time in the country. Thinking about time passing of course, … Continue reading

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Mum goes swimming

My mother was afraid of the water for most of her life. I think she had been dunked in the creek one too many times by her older brothers when she was young, and never really recovered. It was very … Continue reading

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Mama’s crocuses

I am in Auburn this week, and have noticed these modest little flowers blooming all over the place. In particular there are lots of yellow crocuses across the road from our place. They were planted by my grandparents, who lived … Continue reading

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The library, the footy, it’s a small world

I was at the State Library today and saw an exhibition there about football in South Australia – 140 years of it. It was terrific – some fantastic old videos, photos, memorabilia, not just of the SANFL teams, but country … Continue reading

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Old Stuff (one owner)

I’ve been trying to tidy up a bit here at home, and have thus been looking at some of the gear I’ve got with slightly fresh eyes. For those who know me, don’t get too excited, it’s all a bit … Continue reading

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Love and memories at the beach

I have been to¬†Brighton a few times lately, just a bit further down the coast from home. I was there this morning with Megan and Jonquil (why I didn’t take a picture of them I don’t know!) for a walk … Continue reading

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