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Sandra Winter-Dewhirst
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Writer and lover of all things food, wine, gardens, design and South Australian. (And a bit of golf on the side)
Writer and lover of all things food, wine, gardens, design and South Australian. (And a bit of golf on the side)

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Dodged a bullet!
Okay, so I haven't posted for a few months.  Guilty. My first excuse is that I have been in the depths of writing my second book, A Royal Murder. I've now finished the book and it is with my editors, including my very talented daughter, Hannah, who has prov...

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The David Roche Foundation House Museum
A couple of months ago the David Roche Foundation House Museum was opened. David Roche(1930-2013) had two major passions in life, collecting art from the 18th and 19th century and owning, showing and judging dogs. His House Museum and Gallery in Melbourne S...

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Mindshadows - A book by my sister
via amazon My sister Jean Winter has experienced mental illness since she was 20. She is now 51. The early years in the public health system were hell.  It took many years and a switch to the private health system before Jean received the help she needed an...

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The Currant Shed, McLaren Vale
On a beautiful autumn day in the wine region of McLaren Flat we had a beautiful lunch at The Currant Shed. As the name implies, The Currant Shed is a former currant drying shed. It is over a hundred years old. The shed harks back to an era when the area was...

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Dreaming of Living on the Coast #VictorHarbor #EncounterBay #Beach #realestate
Okay, so I haven't posted in a while. Do I have an excuse?  Yes and No. I am in the throngs of writing my next murder mystery, A Royal Murder. This time the murder takes place during the Australian Women's Open Golf Tournament at the somewhat eccentric Roya...

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Miss Fisher Costume Exhibition #KerryGreenwood #fashion
I finally went along to the Miss Fisher's Costume Exhibition at Ayres House Museum on North Terrace today with a girlfriend.  The Adelaide exhibition closes on Sunday 14th February and heads to Sydney where it will be at Old Government House at Parramatta f...

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Second Valley - ancient landscape #SecondValley
I taught my daughter to swim on this small but perfectly formed beach at Second Valley.  (It was in the days before jet-skis). It is an ancient part of the world, with the rugged rock formations occurring 500,000 million years ago, at the end of the Geosync...

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Golf and sunsets at Lady Bay #LinksLadyBay #Golf #Sunsets #LadyBay
Our view of a spectacular sunset at Lady Bay A magic part of South Australia is the Fleurieu Peninsula and in particular the beaches at Normanville, Carrickalinga, Second Valley and Lady Bay.  Every year we try to spend the week between Christmas and New Ye...

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A hot Australian Christmas #Christmas #garden time
Modest attempt at Christmas decoration, not to mention modest presents. Now our child is all grown up (mostly), I find it hard getting into all the decoration thing at Christmas.   It feels a bit wasted.  Or maybe I feel a bit wasted.  It is 38 degrees (100...
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