All posts tagged: stories from the past

Weekly photo challenge: Extra

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Friends and family / Geography / Indigenous Australians / Weekly Photo Challenge

Too much rain can have devastating consequences. These photos were taken during a wet season in Fitzroy Crossing in the early 1980’s while I was living there. People were cut off from food supplies, the bore pumps were flooded and ironically there was a shortage of water for household use. One of my neighbours was bitten by a venomous snake and had to be driven through the flood water to get medical help. I wouldn’t […]

Which story has most appeal?

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Baby Boomers / emotions / Friends and family / Indigenous Australians / Numbulwar / Values

As part of my studies I need to further develop some stories. I would really appreciate your feedback. Thanks 🙂 SYNOPSIS – FANTASY The Magic Tunnel A little four-year-old girl finds a magical world just beyond Grandma’s back fence. Only Lindy knows the secret entrance. A blue wren whispered it in her ear and made her promise to keep it secret – even from Grandma. Lindy carefully lifts one of the pavers on the patio […]

Antony Gormley

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Art / beautiful / creativity / Geography / Goldfields Esperance / You must be kidding?

In 2003 I went to Lake Ballard near Menzies, north of Kalgoorlie in remote Western Australia. A rather unique exhibition was on display on the salt lake known as Lake Ballard. The sculptures by Antony Gormley, were placed on site in 2003 just before I visited and stay as a tourist attraction in the region. See the Wiki link below 🙂 To learn more about Lake Ballard and Antony Gormley CLICK HERE

Weekly photo challenge: Beginning

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Today I was watering my garden when I noticed a new leaf on one of my Canna lilies. I always love to see new life unfolding in nature. There is a bit of a story about my Canna lilies. When I was a child we had them growing along the front fence of our home. Now I was a child that hated school and was fairly creative at finding ways to avoid it. One strategy […]

Christmas Pudding

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Blog 2013 / Christmas / coins / food and diets / Friends and family / love / recipes

My mother-in-law taught me how to make Christmas Pudding in the way she prepared and cooked it every year for her husband and two sons. The responsibility was passed to me when she passed away in 2010. Each year I say I am not going to make it but I usually give in to howls of protests. The tradition of putting the coins in the puddings comes from my childhood. I have 15 x three-penny […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good morning

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Acceptance / Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / Weekly Photo Challenge

When I saw the topic for today’s photo challenge I immediately thought of this photo of my brother Robert. It was taken around 1965-66. I was still in primary school and I think Rob was doing a mechanical apprenticeship. He loved his sleep and used to look a REAL SIGHT when he first woke up. I insisted in taking this photo with him carrying my school bag on his shoulder. I think I took the […]

Gnomesville Massacre

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beautiful / Blog 2013 / collections / funny / Geography / gnomes

This week we had a short break at a Farm Stay in Ferguson Valley – about one hour’s drive from home. It is situated just down the road from Gnomesville. Last year Gnomesville received international attention with the following article on NBC News –  NBC News Gnomesville Massacre. Vandals smashed their way through this special little community – heads were broken off and several gnomes were smashed. The State Emergency Service Volunteer President spoke to […]

Forty plus shades of green

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In contrast to yesterday’s post on the Pilbara region of Western Australia, I thought it was time for some GREEN instead or red and brown countryside! Our trip to Ireland was partly to explore where the O’Halloran family originated from. My research found that Killaloe in County Clare has records of the O’Halloran family going back to about 1100. For more info about Killaloe, see the following link:  Killaloe, County Clare In Ireland we mainly […]