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On the Eve of Fifty

On the Eve of Fifty

I’m about to turn fifty. Half a century, a milestone. An age I once thought of as ancient.  Until this birthday, I’ve not worried about my age, not ever. The number of years I’d been alive had never made me feel old. When I was a child, I’d...
My Childhood TV Shows

My Childhood TV Shows

It all began when my son asked me which TV shows I’d watched as a child. I patted the cushion next to me and opened up YouTube. My son sat graciously—he even seemed a little excited for what might be coming. I didn’t bother concealing my enthusiasm as I...
Finally Made It …

Finally Made It …

I finally made it to Melbourne this weekend, just a little later than planned … Friday started with a trip to the hairdresser for pre-flight coif and colour. Given the fact that this was the first time I’d coloured my hair, I was a little disappointed that...
A soft toy murder mystery …

A soft toy murder mystery …

Last night, Rupert, joey of Rowena the toy kangaroo, was badly mauled and mutilated. By the time we found him, he had severe facial trauma and half an ear missing. My plastic surgery skills weren’t up to the task, so unfortunately, we had to pronounce Rupert...
‘Exploring’ Denmark

‘Exploring’ Denmark

I sit here by a wood fire, Macbook on lap, gazing out over a forest. Further still, I can glimpse the sea. We are in Denmark, on the south coast of Western Australia, enjoying a week away from routine. I’ve done nothing all week. I’ve barely used a stove, I’ve not...
Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

We were lucky enough to attend one of the performances of Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar at the Perth Arena this weekend. What a show! What an experience! How it has changed! I first saw Superstar at least twenty years ago at the Princess Theatre in...
How I learnt there were no lions in Tasmania

How I learnt there were no lions in Tasmania

  I had a few weird beliefs as a child. Some of the stranger ones were: that my grandmother was alive at the same time as Jesus; that the place where I lived constituted the whole world; and that there were about a hundred people in the world and I knew most of them....

 

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