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A flower show


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After carrying on like George Costanza last night, I thought I would post some flowers. Every year there is a flower show of sorts here in Canberra called Floriade. There are a lot of flower beds laid out around a portion of the lake, a ferris wheel to see the patterns in the flowers from

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Poetry Day – Nostalgia


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Yesterday in the mail I received a belated birthday present from an old childhood friend: a book of poetry by Gillian Clarke, that she bought for me and had signed by the author at the Hay-on-Wye book festival in the UK. On Monday this week I also received a belated birthday present from another childhood

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Old friends and reading in bed


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Yesterday I was walking home feeling a wee bit despondent and lonely, to tell the truth. I checked the letterbox, as I always do, with a small amount of hope, though I’m not even sure what for, as rarely is there anything worth hoping for in there. But yesterday the letter box had within it

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Beaconsfield on TV


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Last night I did something I wouldn’t normally do, and that is a) watch TV – rarely do I watch it these days, and not usually on a Sunday evening after church b) watch a TV show/movie about underground miners – this just wouldn’t be my first choice c) watch a disaster movie – I

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My name up in pastry


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I’ve just come in from a lovely and somewhat spontaneous dinner with a family up the road with four sweet little children, and I got my name on the top of the pie. Can you see it? Maybe I should make this a find-a-word. So I did what you do when you have good things

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