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I really have to wonder sometimes! The finalists in the famous Archibald Prize for portraiture were announced last week, with the eventual winner’s work published today. A great many of the fifty-nine or so paintings selected are of superb quality and draughtsmanship and I compliment the artists on their skill. … read more

Some of the most fun children ever had…

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  How fast this first year flown in the life of baby George. I’m betting he will be having a much more lavish party than my kids ever had. Can you imagine the fuss. I can’t really remember all my five kids first birthdays… seems so long ago. Their ages … read more

The things we hold on to…

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Who has one or two of these lurking about in dark places… waiting hopefully for the perfect reunion?? OMG… there you are! Hiding away in there. I thought you had gone. It’s been years since we first met and what an amazing impression you made on me back then. We … read more

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Caught with my pants down in 64′

It was late 1964 and my mother had just bought me the most hideous-looking, off-the-rack trousers from a Sydney Wide store in Pitt Street, City. I’d gone there with her, believing my very first pair at age 14 was going to launch me onto the fashion scene and boost my … read more

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Remember using LSD in the early 60s?

Now that our children have grown up, it was hard to explain to them that when I was young everyone used L.S.D. So I sat them down had to explain to them why and how it worked, and why it all changed in 1966. The change from L.S.D, pounds, shillings and pence to … read more

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I’ve had it with smiley people…

Look, I’ve had it with all you smiley people.  What is it with you, and what sort of  happy juice are you on?  It all started with complete strangers saying to me, “Have a nice day.”  What sort of insincere crap is that?  Like most things I’m sure it started … read more

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Customer Service… When did it become so vapid?

  I spent two and a half hours at my local Westfield centre yesterday, trying to fulfil a need for sensible black shoes after breaking my good old favourites and I have to say, I was horrified at the customer service and lack of stock that was offered to me … read more

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Brian’s virtual art gallery… His commercial art work

You will (hopefully), have seen some examples of my paintings and drawings recently in Starts At Sixty, but I haven’t finished with you yet! The art I have already shown is the stuff I have done for the pleasure of doing it, but there is another side to me! You … read more

We made our own little heaven…

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Have you ever lived in a house that makes you feel as though it... read more

I was a performer on a cruise in the 70s…

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Have you ever spent time on the high seas? Perhaps you worked on one?... read more

Weddings: Some beautiful, some crazy and some downright bizarre

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Weddings are not always the dream we imagine. In fact, some come a long,... read more

Workplace humour is a necessity

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  I couldn’t imagine the workplace without a sense of humour. Oh what a... read more

Some incredible abstract artwork from Brian’s private collection…

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This is the third exhibition of some of the works I’ve produced over the... read more

I survived my crash…

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Guna really got me thinking yesterday. Guna is an old friend with whom I’ve... read more

We have to stop the blame game and take responsibility for our driving

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The continuing incidence of drink driving is a concern we all share. Senior police... read more

Where the heck is Tooraweenah?

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Well, Tooraweenah is a sleepy little town at the southern gateway of the Warrumbungle... read more

Is Australia a completely divided nation

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The older we get the more we value harmony and the less we like... read more

When the grandchildren come to play, it’s actually quite peaceful!

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Our house was once filled with giggles, cries and shouts – sometimes of tears... read more

Brian’s painting art gallery…

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I recently showed a few of my line drawings, so this time I thought... read more

Chatting with strangers makes me happy

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I knew the moment the barista in the Café brought my flat white extra... read more

We the people…

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Disappointed in what is happening in Federal politics?  May I remind you… We the... read more

Tobe Frank: I thought we were done with pets

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To be frank I’ve always been an animal lover… no, not in the physical... read more

My Dad’s passing taught me the most valuable lesson

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I guess death of a loved one is a very personal and individual experience.... read more

Back on the drive (The Cattle Drive continues…)

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This is the third instalment in Rod’s series, The Cattle Drive. You can catch... read more

Youth Dew, Ponds and Pan Stik… The beauty of the 60s!

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Getting ready for a night out in the 60s called for serious help… There... read more

The three ingredients for healthy and happy ageing

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Physical and mental activity and staying connected are the three key factors of ageing... read more

A sneak peak into the Brian Lee exhibition!

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I hope readers will forgive me, but I decided to have a tiny exhibition... read more

A rant over the impact of Rolf Harris from a man’s perspective

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  Ian wrote into our site with some concern today.  He is worried that... read more

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One pot, four ingredient slow cooker beef strogonoff

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There’s nothing better than a warm, steaming beef stroganoff to come home to on a winter’s day. This recipe is simple, delicious and will keep you warm! Ingredients 500g diced chicken breast (frozen) 500g sour cream One can of cream of mushroom soup Packet of onion soup Method Put frozen … read more

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Winter sale staples

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Right now the shops are starting to stock spring clothes, it seems a little premature we know. But on the flip side, this means that we can all pick up some wonderful winter staples at bargain prices. In this week’s style we have considered the must have winter items and … read more

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The smartest man

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After working his farm every day, an old farmer rarely had time to enjoy the large pond in the back that he had fixed up years earlier with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and benches. So one evening he decided to go down and see how things were holding up. Much … read more