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  Many of you will know that RedBalloon, the awesome experience company is running an award for the highest performing blog on our site each month sent in by a community member.  And today we are thrilled to announce our winning blogger and the winning, highest performing blog on our … read more

My house was like a motel, but now it is closed

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It is about time we all enjoyed our lives… It does not matter that we are over sixty as I see that as the new chapter in our lives when it is okay to do the things in life we did not have the time or energy maybe money when … read more

Foods of the 1950s looked like…

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  Some facts on “eating in the 1950s” were passed to me by my boss this week and I thought you might be interested.   In those days: Brown bread was something only poor people ate. Pasta was not eaten in Australia. Curry was a surname. A takeaway was a mathematical … read more

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Wake up world… This is not the way it was meant to be

  I have just been sent an image which stopped me in my tracks. It shows young girls being led in chains to meet their husbands.  This happens in our world, is happening now. Young girls, too young to even know what life is all about, being led off to … read more

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A story from yesteryear…

This is an excerpt from Ric’s mother’s letters she sent home while she was travelling the globe… As I foretold in my last screed, everything has come right again, and at 5.30 on Tuesday night we signed the Missive, paid a quarter’s rent, and took possession of a flat. All … read more

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The sad state of our world

  What a sad world we are living in today! Hamas Arabs killing Jews and Jews killing Hamas Arabs on the Gaza Strip. Shiite Arabs killing Sunni Arabs in Iraq. The troubles still simmering in Lebanon. The Egyptian situation still not completely settled. Tribes in Afghanistan trying to impose ancient … read more

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Do you have a third drawer?

    I was perusing the question asking what sort of establishment we live in (sorry for incorrect grammar, but haven’t got a lot of time at the moment – I do know I shouldn’t finish sentence with a preposition). Anyway, on the grounds of privacy (my daughter would be … read more

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Every woman can relate to this…

  This little piece has been circulating around the internet and emails of women over the last few weeks. It’s filled with some real life truths about public toilets and just why we, as women, dislike them so much…    When you have to visit a public toilet, you usually … read more

We just don’t hear stories like this anymore…

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Once upon a time, long before the wonders of modern communication, including telephones, we... read more

The never-empty nest

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    Twenty years ago when I was a working mother of young children... read more

Finding the ideal man

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Have you noticed that there are more single women in the over 50 age... read more

Progress with the NBN?

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Our section of our town was one of the first trials for the installation... read more

Air raid sirens and bonfires mark my childhood…

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I remember the first time I heard the air raid siren whine, the first... read more

Tobe Frank: We didn’t get that far

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My beautiful picture

To be frank our first trip out with the caravan attached has been a... read more

My old mate Billy…

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My ol’ mate Billy Power dropped into our music shop yesterday. He was looking... read more

A true talent is releasing pain…

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“People think I cause them pain, what they don’t realise is that the pain... read more

The changing role of the modern man

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Fifty years ago men knew what to expect from marriage. Well they had every... read more

When The In Group visited the Pacific Islands…

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This is the second instalment in James’ set of stories of his days as... read more

The Archibald Prize… My take on the portraits

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I really have to wonder sometimes! The finalists in the famous Archibald Prize for... 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... 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... read more

Caught with my pants down in 64′

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It was late 1964 and my mother had just bought me the most hideous-looking,... read more

Remember using LSD in the early 60s?

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Now that our children have grown up, it was hard to explain to them that... read more

I’ve had it with smiley people…

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Look, I’ve had it with all you smiley people.  What is it with you,... read more

Customer Service… When did it become so vapid?

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  I spent two and a half hours at my local Westfield centre yesterday,... read more

Brian’s virtual art gallery… His commercial art work

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You will (hopefully), have seen some examples of my paintings and drawings recently in... 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

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Delicious slow cooker cashew chicken

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  There’s nothing like a dinner full of flavour on a cold night, so try this fantastic slow cooker recipe today! Ingredients 4 skinless chicken breasts(diced) 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 Tbsp canola oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 Tbsp … read more

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Some seriously exciting news for women

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It’s a tough gig trying to find a pair of jeans that fit and flatter in the right budget. But, thanks to one of our favourite shape wear companies, we might have found the perfect solution. Ladies, meet the Spanx Jeans. It sounds too good to be true, but with … read more

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The best investment…

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  An elderly couple was on a cruise and it was really stormy. They were standing on the back of the boat watching the moon, when a wave came up and washed the old man overboard. They searched for days and couldn’t find him, so the Captain sent the old woman back … read more