Monthly Archives: January 2018

Needle Fever

Living as I am in the favoured  eastern suburbs of Sydney I have become more and more conscious of tattoos. Big ones,small ones, some as big a yoour head. Not the discreet butterfly or celtic knot type but the full … Continue reading

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Modern Times

One of the clouds that has crossed the horizon of my lucky generation is the mental health of its children. I know of around ten families where the mental health of of their now grown up children has,to put it … Continue reading

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Bonjour,Ca Va

Few Brits know of Captain Cook and even fewer of Captain Arthur Phillip. But it was he who brought the First Fleet of 11 ships and 1500 souls 15000 miles. It took them 250 days they refuelled at Tenerife,Rio and … Continue reading

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Mother’s Pride

For 13 years I was a part time press officer/editor for the small but perfectly formed Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters. It was too long and although wellpaid, a career disaster. But one of the few pleasures was a good … Continue reading

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How I Missed My Heart Attack

Most keel  over, feel dizzy,get terrible pains. Some die,many go to heaven’s door. I went into hospital on New Year’s Day at least five days after feeling breathless,having tingling sensations in my left arm and  being very tired. How did … Continue reading

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Three Billboards Three Oscars

Three Billboards Outside EbbingMissouri is a front runner for the Oscars.We saw it the other day at the remarkable art deco cinema The Ritz,Randwick. For those worried about our quality of life we also enjoyed a pre flick meal at … Continue reading

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G’Day Australia

This Friday as you may have forgotten is Australia Day. January 26,1788 the day the First Fleet arrived with its convicts. Hurrah,Australia the Fair, Advance, the lucky country begins, who’ll come awaltzing Matilda with Me. Everyone,thats who,put out more flags. … Continue reading

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