Today in Melbourne the mercury is set to rise to 40 degrees. I guess my brother will have to chill in his air-conditioned office and apartment between cycles to and from. I trust the pavements and cycle paths remain melt-free! Here of course, we’ve just exited a week of freezing temperatures accompanied by heavy snowfalls, […]

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No news is good news

Over the last three weeks, given that my attentions have been elsewhere, I haven’t watched a news broadcast on TV. I haven’t missed it, not one bit. All news is fed in so many ways, through Facebook and twitter, and that has kept me up to date to an extent. The horror of terrorist attacks […]

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Generations apart

Marshall has been with us over the last week and a bit, and what a tonic he is especially if he serves gin with it!! He has struck up a friendship with our neighbour Hamish who is more of a comic than a tonic, but nevertheless, the pair have got on like a house on […]

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The magic of gumtree

Buying and selling has never been easier. Post a picture, name a price and someone somewhere will give you a call and come and collect if it is what they are looking for. We got Sasha and Sugar through gumtree, and they have so far proved to be our very best buys, although we often […]

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Master Class with my guru

Maggie and I have been friends for decades. We first met on Colonsay, where she was headteacher the next but one after me. We immediately became firm friends, sharing many similar interests including music and art. Many a time we got together over the years with guitars, accordions and banjos, to entertain ourselves and others […]

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Sunshine on my shoulder

A line from a song by John Denver which is one of my favourites to listen to and sing. Haven’t picked up a guitar in ages, so perhaps now is the time to WD40 the fingers and get strumming. Given my ¬†interest in all things wood and my recent introduction to pyrography, I am wondering […]

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