Author Archives: Di Hill

About Di Hill

My business card says "Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, Bamboo Fan, Workshop Presenter." This website will focus on my writing - and the workshops I present. Workshops on Blogging, Marketing for Writers, and Life Story Writing.

What Happened 50 Years Ago?

Some reminiscences of the year of the Moon Landing. 1969 was a big year for the world and our family. Continue reading

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The Love of Ceremony

I love the ceremony and the music of military bands.
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Poor Building Standards for Rentals

Poor Building Standards For a number of years, I have lamented on the poor building standards, especially for properties that are destined for the rental market.  I’ve often used the saying “near enough is good enough”.  Too many builders are … Continue reading

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Writing Retreat

Our Own Writing Retreat Two friends and me – then there were three.  We had the opportunity to stay in a cottage at a property in the hills behind Eumundi.  The three of us meet weekly to help with our … Continue reading

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About Voluntary Assisted Dying

With the new laws in Victoria, coming into effect on June 29th, 2019, people who qualify can have doctors assist them to die in dignity and without pain. Continue reading

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Is a Tiny House Suitable for a Senior?

What is a Tiny House? I am not convinced that tiny houses are suitable for seniors. What are they? There are several definitions of a tiny house – they are generally small transportable/temporary houses, that are sometimes seen as the … Continue reading

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Poverty – A World Problem

Poverty – A World Problem The statistics on poverty around the world are horrific to read.  While I accept that it is a World Problem, it is also a major problem in Australia.  It is the latter that I wish … Continue reading

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Remember Tank Man

Thirty years ago, a student protest in Beijing resulted in a massacre, which has been kept secret for 30 years.
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The Bamboo Story

Bamboo Fan My business card says that I am a writer, traveller and bamboo fan.  When folk read this they often ask what “bamboo fan” means.  They ask about my story with this amazing grass.  I start with the tale … Continue reading

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The Return of the Handkerchief

Will the handkerchief return? I wonder if the handkerchief will return? I am of the vintage, that remembers the days before tissues for blowing one’s nose, or wiping away tears.  In those days everyone carried handkerchiefs.  What is a handkerchief … Continue reading

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