Month: May 2012

1969 was a memorable year for me

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Meaning of life and that stuff

  I left school when I was 17. I spent my primary school years living in Channel Street in Cohuna, Victoria. When I started High School we moved to the other end of town to King George Street. For me it was inconvenient. The Catholic Primary School was closer to King George Street and the High School was across the road from our house in Channel Street. I think my parent’s wanted me to get […]

Roll top bath

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The first house I ever bought, I fell in  love  with. It was definitely emotional/romantic buy. It was an old cottage on a very steep block of land. The garden was enormous and also amazing. Belgrave Heights is located in the Dandenong Ranges on the outskirts of Melbourne. About 50 inches of rain a year ensures it is always lush and green. We had tree ferns, camellias, gardenia, maiden-hair fern, lots of bracken and also […]

Politics

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I lived and breathed politics at one time in my life. The left side of politics was under threat in Newman (iron-ore mining in the North West of Western Australia). Robe River Mining had taken on the Unions and beaten them – it was a bitter fight. Other mining companies tried to shake off the unions and there were lots of strikes – lots of nasty name calling as well. I didn’t work for the […]

Living in a tent

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Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Geography / You must be kidding?

Murray River in Echuca (Victoria) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) We wanted to get out of Melbourne to breathe the country air and take life at a more leisurely pace. Work was hard to find. My (now ex.) husband got a job at the Bendigo Pottery in Epsom, Victoria. He didn’t know anything about pottery but they showed him how to make Toby Jugs. The work was hard and the days were long. Our house was on […]

How do you like your coffee?

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I consider coffee to be one of the world’s greatest wonders! I love mine when it is hot, strong and black. Sometimes I treat myself to a cappuccino but then I regret it afterwards – it is not REAL coffee. I lived and worked in Melbourne, Victoria in the 1970’s. Melbourne is known for its good coffee. Many Greek migrants came to Melbourne in the 1950’s and they really know how to make great coffee! […]

Online shopping is great but…

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Blog 2012 / internet

I order my groceries online and they are delivered to my door. The truck arrived around midday today and the driver carried two boxes to my kitchen. The first one was full of potatoes! M mm… what is going on here? The next box also had potatoes. I laughed as I realised what happened. I thought I ordered 10 baby potatoes. I didn’t look closely enough and mistakenly I ordered 10 x 2kg bags of […]