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It all started with Cathy’s idea – why not take Mum to Hamilton Island for her birthday this year and we’ll have a week of fun in the sun, snorkelling and sailing and dining and wining and generally chilling out!  … Continue reading

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With Covid19 still plagueing the world but not – lucky us – anywhere near Tamborine Mountain the Caponians celebrated Christmas with the usual dinner and entertainment. Both were scaled down compared with previous years and so was the number of … Continue reading

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Renee still rocks!

Yesterday, while swimming in our pool, I glanced across to where my beloved friend and neighbour Renee Hardy was tending the small herb garden she has planted OUTSIDE her fence, where others can enjoy it. I watched her bend effortlessly … Continue reading

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75 and not out!

  Sunday May 31 was my 75th birthday.  I don’t really believe it.  I am now officially “old”.  According to the Queensland Government anyway, which deems that I must now have a doctor’s certificate to say that I am fit … Continue reading

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Perking up the pergola

Our lovely little Capo di Monte community recently invested in some improvements to our pergola area with a new roof and planting around the eastern end of the pond.  To celebrate, we gathered together last night for a barbecue organised … Continue reading

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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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