Category Archives: Community

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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“Boys Will be Boys”

Boys will be boys. It’s such a crazy cop-out. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard it, but it rankles with me.  So many excuses for the bad behaviour of boys and men, is put down to “Boys will be … Continue reading

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Let’s Do Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom Dancing – Why don’t we do it now? Once upon a time…………….I feel I should start this post with these four words.   I  recall events of a long time ago.  When I was born, it was a time that … Continue reading

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