Category Archives: celebration

JEVINGTON SUSSEX

On our quest to trace Vine ancestors at Jevington, we spent a night at Hastings. It was my first visit and we were amazed by then tall black timber sheds for storage of seafaring equipment in days when everything was … Continue reading

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MAGICAL FLIGHT

Your Etihad Business begins with a Priority Pass through boring old Customs, to the usual magical array of Duty-Free Liquor, French Perfumes, jewellery, chocolates enough to put on kilos…You resist temptation, regardless of Oscar Wilde’s famous injunction. At the Etihad … Continue reading

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BOOKS AND HOSPITALS

It is pleasing to know how books help break down barriers and build relationships. My daughter was in hospital – on holiday from the UK, she underwent emergency surgery in Sydney. Sincere thanks to St Vincent’s Hospital which gave her … Continue reading

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OUR TOUR GROUP

Half the fun of travelling on an organized tour is the company, sharing stories and adventures, while engaging in that great sport of people watching. Folk on the trip came from Canada, South Africa, Australia, US, Singapore. Over the course … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

Somewhat spaced-out after a stormy farewell to a friend, I drove back from the Blue Mountains on the 30th December, 2014. Barely had I opened the door at home, than my phone rang. ‘Colleen here. How would you like to … Continue reading

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PARADISE

People say this or that beach is the most beautiful but for me those on the Central Coast of NSW are hard to better, with spots like Toukley, Avoca, Terrigal, Umina, Bateau Bay… Here, at the Entrance, which is one … Continue reading

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LOVE IS…

The Greeks have three words to describe love. Philadelphia or brotherly affection, fondness, friendship, attachment. Agape – spiritual devotion, respect, fidelity and Eros the passionate variety, combines the qualities of all three with adulation, amour, delight, enchantment, rapture, mystery, lust … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS

HAPPINESS What is happiness?  There are many degrees of happiness from a general sense of well-being, through elation, exhilaration and jubilation to ecstasy. It can arise from the miracle of being alive for another day.  It’s an ability to remain … Continue reading

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FOG

As you’ve probably noticed, my posts are based on the alphabet for each day of April, less Sundays. I’ll try & post some photos of this blog in the next few days. FOG Clouds of fog blanket the Blue Mountains … Continue reading

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CAN YOU BELIEVE…

Mike was holding his daughter’s 21st birthday party in a small weatherboard hall, miles from anywhere. At forty-eight, his sister, Linda, looked vibrant and youthful: smart hairdo, trim white slacks, summery top. She lingered outside in the twilight chatting with … Continue reading

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