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July 3, 2021 I enjoyed reading the reminiscences of Meredith Burgmann in the Herald today, 50 years since the famous Sydney 1971 protests against the all white South African Springboks team. I don’t remember her from the time but she … Continue reading

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Life Notes 7

December 1, 2020 A trip to Eden Gardens Nursery today for an outdoor lunch with my Killara pals. Seven turned up and we shared some arancini balls, salads and chips between us. The food was okay but they don’t really … Continue reading

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Life Notes 6

April 1, 2020 Not making any April Fools calls today, I think we are all the April Fools for trusting our governments to protect us from what was always just over the horizon. As I wrote here in January: ‘I … Continue reading

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Life Notes 5

July 30, 2019 I know I am supposed to eat small meals and not eat for many hours before bedtime, but I thought sharing one entree and one main with some rice and half a piece of roti at 6pm … Continue reading

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Life Notes 4

 September 27, 2018 Decided that the meltdown of the server a day ago may have been due to the post getting a bit too big to handle, as that had happened once before. The solution? The birth of Life Notes … Continue reading

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Life Notes 2

  August 20, 2017 Joined Dav, Louis, Millie and Sue for brunch at COOH, an organic restaurant in Alexandria. While the others had variations on bacon, eggs, zucchini fritters and the like, I went for rose scented rice pudding, served … Continue reading

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Life Notes

September 12, 2016 A holiday in Kiama, just what I needed after the trauma of closing the shop. A cabin on the cliff edge, overlooking the ocean. Perfect. John mentioned a ‘twinge’ in his hip when we were setting off, … Continue reading

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10 good things about closing the shop (not in order): an attempt to convince myself

No more endlessly changing light globes. No more days off spent doing bookwork and calculating GST. No more cringing when verbose insistent weirdos arrive, bye Robert. No more big rent cheques to pay. No more visits from Police or Fair Trading to … Continue reading

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a Friday night in Sydney

My work involves visiting many different people in their homes, it is part of why I love the job so much. I have had afternoon tea on the elegant verandah of a multi-million dollar home at Hunters Hill, looking out over … Continue reading

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