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About China – Insight Program

China is very much popular in the media at the moment – as much for the political issues, as its 70 year celebrations and the issues with the USA.

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Does Alcohol Make You More Creative?

Just a few thoughts on the idea of alcohol making one more creative – back in 353 that is what some writers explored.

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Living by the Seaside

The first bridge over Bramble Bay was built in the 1930’s – but now there are two modern bridges for vehicles. Continue reading

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What Happened 50 Years Ago?

Some reminiscences of the year of the Moon Landing. 1969 was a big year for the world and our family. Continue reading

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Saving Documents

I am concerned that a family member won’t be interested in collecting/saving the family history documents. Continue reading

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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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