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Richmond – 2019 Premieres – Hooray

By | September 28th, 2019|family, sport|

So exciting to see the Richmond Tigers absolutely thrash their opponents today in the AFL Grand Final. They played so well. They beat GWS by 114 to 25, which is surely incredible. It was a good game. It is a bit bittersweet for me. Even though I have been a tentative Richmond supporter since last [...]

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Hoorah hooray – New Year’s Eve 2019

By | January 1st, 2019|bars and restaurants, family, friends, happiness, holidays, light art, music|

What an evening! And what a beautiful way to ring in 2019! I found myself back in Melbourne after quite a bit of consternation and tribulation. The IDEA was to stay on the coast and to keep helping, but my family really thought I should come back, and I was getting distressed by the prospect [...]

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Holidaying on the coast

By | December 24th, 2018|family, holidays, parks and gardens, weather|

I feel so very lucky to be holidaying on the coast this year. It is so luxurious to skulk around in my pyjamas and drink coffee. The water is a beautiful temperature. It is so refreshing and lovely to swim. And it is nice to spend time with family. I don't think that I would [...]

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childhood breakfasts – sweet lime and papaya

By | September 20th, 2018|family, holidays|

What do you remember about your childhood? One of my first memories is sitting on a wooden stair case, with open space below, in a lush environment and Dad grating fresh coconut to eat with weetbix and honey. :-) It was delicious. The Solomon Islands was always where I learnt to love papaya so incredibly [...]

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Halloween and Day of the Dead 2017

By | October 31st, 2017|family, friends, holidays, weather|

I must say that I prefer Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to Halloween, even though they are both kind of celebrating the same thing. Apparently there is a time between autumn and winter, where the spirits of the people who have passed away can permeate into the worlds of the living. It [...]

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