Month: April 2012


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My first and only trip to London was in 2008. I loved every minute of it. I was really taken with the AGE of the place and the history. I’ve included a few of my favourites from the trip. I am experimenting with some new features on the blog – I hope you will bear with me while I learn. I am one who learns best by experimenting. I am not so keen on reading […]

Auntie Yvonne – the things we did

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Auntie Yvonne was born Yvonne McKenna in country Victoria on 28 May 1920. That makes her nearly 92 years old today. Being the eldest in the family she had a big role in looking after her younger siblings. On 16 December in 1944 she married former Corporal Roy O’Halloran when he returned from his World War II  service with the Air Force. They settled in their home in Cohuna and both remained there for over […]

Free love and all that stuff…

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I was on the fringes of the hippie movement in the 1970’s. It was an exciting time to live in Melbourne, Australia. I worked in the central City where many anti-war demonstrations were held. I felt passionately against our involvement in the war in Vietnam  – more so because my brother was an Infantry foot soldier on the front line. So what happened to those hundreds of people who came out to protest? Where are […]

Ten functions I used on my PC today

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1. I checked on FaceBook lots of times to see if there is any news from my son who is on the Appalachian Trail 2. I checked my work emails – I really need to get a life – it is SUNDAY 3. I did some work on my latest assignment – realised I needed to DO the Module before I can DO the assignment!  ouch! 😦 4. I checked and read my emails and […]

What I found out about women!

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / Journal Blog / Motivation / PostaDay 2011 / Wisdom / Wisdom too late

Recently I did a survey of women born between 1946 and 1963. This generation is often called the “baby boomers” who were born not long after the end of World War II. A lot has been written about them and how they differ from earlier generations. I was curious to test a sample of these women and find out how life is for them now and what wisdom can they pass on to the next […]

Weekly photo challenge – two subjects

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English is an amazing language (well, actually it is the only one I know)! I love words that have multiple meanings. Take today’s Weekly Photo Challenge of Two Subjects. The first thing that came to my mind is the two subjects that I am studying online at the moment. Maybe a bit droll? Anyway I will interested to see what you think and I look forward to other people’s interpretation of “Subjects”. Have a happy […]

Today’s blog isn’t really a blog – it is a test of my IT skills :-)

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Today I want to do a blog mainly so I can test that everything is working as it should be. I spent a couple of hours on the computer and I could get two out three things working but couldn’t manage to pull off all three. Hopefully I have achieved victory after changing my browser yet again – this time to Mozilla Firefox. I have mentioned my son before – he is doing the Appalachian […]


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We can be funny creatures, can’t we? I decided I would love to do a course in professional writing where I could gain a piece of paper to put up on the wall. I have plenty of free time to study and to do assignments but I keep procrastinating. The problem – how can I motivate myself to get on with my assignment – considering I am only doing it because I want to. No-one […]