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Di Hill
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Book Review - Alice's daughter
Sandcliffe In August, I attended a  Writers Festival in Sandgate, a seaside suburb of Brisbane.  One of the guests was Rhonda Collard-Spratt, who came along with her co-writer Jacki Ferro, to talk about her book, Alice's daughter. Rhonda's story is a heart-...
Book Review - Alice's daughter
Book Review - Alice's daughter
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Celebrate the Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House Opens This morning, while listening to the ABC, I heard that it was 45 years since the opening of the Sydney Opera House.  We were living in Sydney at the time.  There were, of course, great festivities for the opening, and Queen Eliz...
Celebrate the Sydney Opera House
Celebrate the Sydney Opera House
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Moving to Beachmere
Where's Beachmere? I can't remember how I found out about this tiny township, just north of Brisbane. I first went to Beachmere in 2012, when I was about to embark on my solo drive around Australia.  I was investigating where I might return - a friend and I...
Moving to Beachmere
Moving to Beachmere
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Happy Writing on Bribie
Happy Writing Every year, in October, members of the Society of Women Writers Queensland, stay at Bribie Island, just north of Brisbane. We stay at a historic home called Coungeau House where we endeavour to write, relax and have fun.   This year we have ha...
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Happy Writing on Bribie
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Writing - Plenty to Do
Two weeks ago, I was a speaker at a function for women in small business in the Bayside.  I was asked to speak about some of my adventures.  I have been fortunate in that I have travelled and worked overseas, and have experienced some really funny times.  E...
Writing - Plenty to Do
Writing - Plenty to Do
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My last house sit was on Bribie Island - in a house behind the shopping centre.  I don't think I have ever lived so close to shops.  I did have a bit of fun visiting the centre more often than I normally would have done. After nearly three months there, I m...
Diary of a House Sitter and Traveller
Diary of a House Sitter and Traveller
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Once upon a time there was one rubbish bin in a house.  If you had a piece of rubbish, you’d walk a short distance and put it in the bin. For reasons I don’t comprehend, I find so many homes with a small rubbish bin in each room.  Now, for some, it may…
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I love a Hills Hoist clothesline.  I like the idea of putting my washing on the line in the middle of the back lawn so that the sun and wind do their good work on drying and refreshing my washing. Sadly, with smaller house and land properties, the new…
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Leaving Alice Springs It was exactly twelve months ago, and after an adventure at the Ross River Resort with 499 other women in campervans, caravans etc, I was ready to leave on the return journey back to Brisbane.  It is a journey of some 3,000 kms. I…
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It is a real challenge not having a fixed address.  I am without home, as opposed to homeless.  But I don’t have a real home other than the 1983 Toyota Coaster deteriorating in my daughter’s back yard.  I have been house sitting the last year.  Moving…
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