What the fungi?

Back in the good ole days, being a kid on school holidays meant roaming the neighbourhood with the local gang, trying to stave off boredom and keeping out of Mum's hair. Tell any mother that you are bored and before you know it there are chores being dished out. So…

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Rabbits in the headlights

Have you ever had to front a video camera and come up with something mildly intelligent or amusing?  Well, it is not as easy as it looks. It is a bit dazzling, let me tell you, even if you are very familiar with the subject matter.Now, I'm certainly not about…

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Musings @ 100

This has been one of my most challenging relationships. Ever close-by looming, enticing, demanding, flattering, criticising. How many times have I considered ending it all and consigning it to another of life's "character building" experiences? How many times have I said to Dave, I think I've had enough of this?…

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Giving in to Bali

When #1 son Adam asked us to join him and his wife Jacque, together with Jacque's family from the U.S. to spend Christmas/New Year with them in Bali I have to admit to secretly wishing that they had chosen a different location. Up until recently Dave and I belonged to…

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A couple of boomers and an octogenarian

Our dear friend Liza works for an aged care advocacy organisation in Brisbane. A  part of Liza's job is to manage the production of an Over 55's monthly magazine called "Now That's Living". A few months ago Liza asked me to write a piece about Dave and I traveling to…

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