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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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