Category Archives: History

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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Letter Writing

The Decline of  Letter Writing It is so sad that there is little letter writing these days.  And Christmas Cards are also in decline.  I was a great letter writer and had several pen pals when in my teens. Sadly … Continue reading

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Tambo and Tambo Teddies

To Tambo On Day three I travelled from Bungeworgorai  to Tambo, arriving in the afternoon.  Tambo is an interesting little town, neat and tidy, with a range of historic buildings and a Teddy shop.  I went into the Info Centre, which … Continue reading

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Obits – The Stories of Life

Some years ago I “discovered” obituaries or obits as some folk in the industry like to say.   As a lover of life stories, biographies, memoir etc, it fits right into my major interest.  I’d much rather read this genre than … Continue reading

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Dear Debbie

Today we in south east Queensland are suffering from the weather events as a result of Cyclone Debbie.  No where near as much as those people in north Queensland.  I so feel for them.  It was such an extra ordinary … Continue reading

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Should I take The Book Australian Places?

Do I take the big book, Australian Places? As I pack and plan for my life in Murtle, and my tour to Alice Springs, I am going through many items in my not too small collection. One is the Reader’s … Continue reading

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More on One Child Policy

While the One Child Policy was not spoken about to us, there were quite a few stories about families as time went on. Meet my Brother and Sister In 2010 a student phoned me and said that her mother wanted … Continue reading

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China – The Stories of the One Child Policy

We in “the west” had all heard about the One Child Policy of China which was introduced in 1979, and continued on until 2015/6.   The reality is that the rest of the world felt it was a good decision … Continue reading

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What’s in a Woman’s Title and Surname?

Why is a woman’s title have to indicate their marital status on documents? Yesterday I had to complete an application form and include quite a few details about myself. A Woman’s Title There was a list of “titles” e.g., Dr, … Continue reading

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