Category Archives: Community

Past NetWorking

Bayside Women in Business – BWIB Bayside Women in Business – a networking group that I was instrumental in starting quite a few years ago, contacted me.  They were after some history and I did my best to help them. … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget the Anzacs

Anzac Day, April 25th is the day Australians and others remember the day that Australian and New Zealand forces landed at Gallipoli during World War 1.  It was April 25th, 1915. Memories As a child, I don’t recall being involved … Continue reading

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And the Easter Bunny Came

I spend a lot of time reminiscing – and the celebration of Easter is one of those occasions when my mind wanders to my childhood.  I can’t help comparing it to life today. Easter starts at Christmas now – as … Continue reading

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Blue Toilets and Memories

At a local community function, there were two blue toilets on site – for those folk who needed to go.  I watched as children played in and out of one of the “cubicles” – clearly seeing the facility as a … Continue reading

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Dear Sir/Madam. Really?

Is Dear Sir/Madam old hat now? I do remember when I did my secretarial course way back in the 1960’s.  Letter writing was very formal in those days.  Without email etc, all mail was delivered by Australia Post or the PMG … Continue reading

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TED – A Best Friend of Mine

OK, let’s get it clear right now.  I don’t have a man named Edward, Ted, or similar in my life, other than the amazing website www.TED.com. It was when I was in Bali in 2012, that I learned about this … Continue reading

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Stupidity in the wake of Debbie

Even knowing how bad Cyclone Debbie was predicted to be, it was far worse than anyone imagined.   What I find really annoying is the stupidity of people – particularly males.  There has been Stupidity There has been vision on … Continue reading

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Thinking of China and the Year of the Rooster

China is celebrating The Year of the Rooster. This time last year I was in China.  It was to attend a wedding.  Sadly the marriage didn’t last long, and my dear friend is single again.  But it was an amazing … Continue reading

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Rote Learning v Active Learning – What is Best?

Rote Learning was part of my education.  I started school in the 1950’s in South Australia.  I recall repeating words and times tables, over and over.  It was something we did at the beginning of class on most days.  I … Continue reading

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A Visit to Uncle Bob’s Pigeons

It was the pigeons that fascinated me. I remember Uncle Bob’s.  I had been there frequently for many years but when I moved north, I seldom passed through Belmont.  Until yesterday!!  On this day, I enjoyed the Pigeon Entertainment. It … Continue reading

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