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Goodbye Doug and thanks for all the fish …and frogs, and butterflies, and birds, and plants, and …

Last Sunday a large group gathered in the butterfly garden at Loder’s Creek, Southport,  to farewell one of the nicest men I have ever known – the amazing Doug White. It was, of course, a sad occasion.  Sad to watch … Continue reading

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A ZOFOlicious experience

Well,  thanks to YourTime magazine and the generosity of beloved Musica Viva I get to see and hear this year’s concert program – always a thrill! So off I went to the season’s kickoff at the Queensland Conservatorium – the … Continue reading

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The pros and cons of Evans Head

Jan, this blog post is just for you.

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An unusual birthday gift

Being a member of the Bella a Capella singing group is not just about the music – it’s about love and friendship – and having a damned good time even in the face of adversity. A couple of years ago … Continue reading

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Norbert’s last message

  Recently I had an inquiry on this website about an article I’d written some time ago, about the O’Reilly family of Green Mountains, an hour from where I live.  Terence Egan wanted to know more about Norbert O’Reilly’s poem … Continue reading

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Barry’s 60th E-BASH

It’s only about 18 months since Barry Chatel was rocking and rolling at my 70th birthday party – and last night I returned the compliment by dancing (part of!) the night away as we celebrated his 60th. And what a … Continue reading

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Glampout at Cherrabah

Bush and birds equates to bliss for the Tamborine Mountain Bird Group and so it was with great enthusiasm that we headed west of the Great Dividing Range for our annual campout – now renamed the “glampout” because most of … Continue reading

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