Category Archives: History

Who does Window Cleaning?

Old Habits I am a senior, and I do have some “old habits” – some of which relate to domestic chores. One is window cleaning!  I was one of the young women who were trained to be “wives and mothers” … Continue reading

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Driving through the Glass House Mountains

I went to the Glass House Mountains yesterday to visit a friend. It was a great day, for several reasons, which I will explain.  There were 7 of us at a lovely property, right next door to a big pineapple … Continue reading

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The Death of My Crochet Hankie

This is quite a sad day for me – as a piece of crochet that I created back in probably 1970 was destroyed in the wash today.  It is a handkerchief – one of the many that I did way back … Continue reading

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Visit to Hampton Court Palace

King Henry and Hampton Court Palace. One day, yes, one of the cold “beast from the east” cold days, my cousin and I went to visit Hampton Court Palace.  It was a short train ride from Surbiton and another short … Continue reading

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To London to See the Queen

Dubai to London The flight from Dubai to London to see the Queen (that is what I told myself)  left in the afternoon – around 2 pm.  It was a pleasant 8-hour flight, and on landing, I was soon in a … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Brothel

UNC Day 21 Visiting Questa Casa Brothel Yes, I did visit a famous brothel in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the famous mining city in Western Australia. It is called Questa Casa, but often referred to as The Pink House. It was like this.  … Continue reading

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Shen Yun – Chinese Traditional Dancing

UBC Day – 15 I love most Chinese culture – especially dancing and so wanted to see Shen Yun. My friends and family know that I taught in China for just under two years, some time ago.  I found it … Continue reading

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Gertrude Bell – Queen of the Desert

UBC – Day 12 The Movie – about Gertrude Bell I  hadn’t heard about  Gertrude Bell, or the movie  Queen of the Desert until listening to the radio, sometime after it was released and it’s run in the theatres had … Continue reading

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Remembering Almonds

Remembering Almond Trees I have wonderful memories of our almond trees. Sometimes I feel very special, because I grew up in a semi-rural area (despite being in the suburb of a city), post-war, when we grew much of our own food … Continue reading

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Military Tattoo and Auld Lang Syne

The performance of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is always on TV on New Year’s Day in Australia Last night I watched the 2017 Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance. I always enjoy this – perhaps one day I will get to go … Continue reading

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