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More House Sitting

Travelling and House Sitting That’s what I do.  I love Travelling and House Sitting.  I have been house sitting for most of the year – mainly in the Moreton Bay Region of Queensland.  This week I moved into a lovely … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Boggo Road Gaol Tour

Yes, I was in gaol yesterday.  I went on the Boggo Road History Tour.  And yes, they let me out afterwards. The Gaol was built in 1883, and survived until 1989.  Even what is left is imposing – and all … Continue reading

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I am going to Gaol

I am going to Gaol. I posted this on Facebook yesterday and of course, as I expected there were many comments.  Some folk wanted to know what I had done, other expressed concern, and quite a few guessed I was … Continue reading

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Found a Friend – Someone From the Past

The World is small sometimes. Yesterday I wrote on this blog about a friend – someone I met in 1963.  The post is here. Today we were sitting chatting when my phone rang.  It was a friend from way back … Continue reading

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Ultimate Blog Challenge Again Challenges Me

I signed up for the October 2016 Ultimate Blog Challenge, but am already three days behind.  It is run from the US so I am always one day behind by the time the info comes out.  And I have a … Continue reading

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Mount Gambier Visit

Way back in January 1963, I caught a steam train from Adelaide to Mount Gambier to commence training as a nurse at the hospital there.  The railway line is no longer functioning, the Nurses Home where I lived for nearly … Continue reading

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Remember Warrnambool

I didn’t have a lot of time to explore Warrnambool as I had to get to Mt Gambier, which was only a two hour drive, enabling me to spend some time driving around Warrnambool, Allansford and Port Fairy. The last … Continue reading

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