I am the youngest of five children with two sisters and two brothers. This story goes back to when we were kids.Somehow my brothers had me twisted around their little fingers. For example they would con me into polishing their shoes. I would spend ages doing it and waiting for their approval which was very hard to get. I remember we had an old cupboard in our yard (no longer useful in the house) and […]
I started this blog about ten years ago with the idea it would be an avenue for me to write regularly. At times I DO write regularly however it often has quiet spells where I have nothing to much to say. Do you ever get asked “What is blogging anyway?” I try to answer it but I can’t find adequate words to describe the experience. Last year I was leading a philosophy discussion group so […]
Some time ago I found some letters my mother wrote to me in the early 1980’s. We didn’t have phone access as we were living in a remote community in North West Australia so we tended to write to each other regularly instead. Over time I have collated the letters, numbered the pages of the 38 letters and then scanned them last week with a photo scanning app. It took me ages but now I […]
I got a pleasant surprise today when a distant cousin sent me some old photos and scans. One family member who is well known to me from stories but I didn’t ever meet her – my Great Auntie Mary. She was born in 1892 and died in 1994.
Here is a (very) short video I put together of our ride on Puffing Billy while on holidays recently. Around 1979 my husband at that time, was employed by Puffing Billy to maintain the track and supervise volunteers. It is mainly run and operated by volunteers today. I enjoyed the ride but I mostly wanted to experience some of the lovely rain forests in the hills that I remember so well. That is why I […]
I am Australian however my ancestors are relatively new to this country compared to Indigenous Australians. My father’s father was a first generation Australian and his father was born in Ennis, Ireland. My paternal grandmother and her father were both born in Australia but the previous generation of their family called Denmark home. My mother’s father was born in Australia as was his father, however the previous generation called Barrhead, Scotland home. My mother’s mother […]