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Our community member Violet shares her feelings when her husband fell gravely ill. He sadly passed away in 2005, 8 years after diagnosis.   Today has not been a good day! I feel I am losing the fight to stay strong, yet I know I cannot give in. Dear diary, … read more

Kumar’s kitchen-garden scrapbook is back!

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Here’s an extract from Kumar’s Kitchen-Garden scrapbook… What is he growing and cooking from the garden this week?   August/September It was a strange winter – we have had little rain to start with, hot and sunny days and then very cold weather. In August there was rain and lots … read more

Pondering life: so many questions, so few answers…

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I’ve decided not to write an article today. Instead I have a few questions of great importance, which I am hoping some other over 60s can answer. For instance, we all know that the world spins from west to east, which is why the sun rises in the east and … read more

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Could it be Alzheimer’s? What to do when you suspect the worst

  Do you remember how funny many of us thought it was when scenes in Mother and Son showed such things as the tea pot turning up in the fridge and the milk in the oven?  It isn’t so funny when you find the same things happening in your Mother’s … read more

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Tobe Frank: Facial flora

To be frank I’m not quite sure what’s going on with men’s fashion in Australia lately…it seems to be a case of things that should be there aren’t, and things that are there, shouldn’t. I know the days of the stereotypical stubbies and navy blue chesty bonds are long since … read more

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Show and tell with a difference!

This week my grandson asked me if I would be happy to be interviewed for an assignment he had to do for his Grade 1 teacher. I readily agreed but on reading the assignment I realised that this was going be very different from all his class mates. The questions … read more

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Time to go to Somerset: cider country

Devon, done; Cornwall, done, now let’s head back in a northerly direction, into the County of Somerset, famous for cider, strawberries, Glastonbury and Cheddar Cheese! Keep to the western border of the county and you will eventually arrive at Porlock, a coastal village, hiding deep in one of the valleys … read more

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Laughter: the medicine for every soul

As I walked through the halls of the St John of God Hospital in Geelong, I was filled with all sorts of preconceived notions of what I was about to witness. I had agreed to accompany my dear friend to a meeting of a prostate cancer support group. As I … read more

I will never forget this day in Margate

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When I was a little girl sometimes I used to spend weekends with my... read more

I am an avowed and unapologetically avid Doctor Who tragic!

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It was 1963; it was the first time I heard that unmistakeable sound of... read more

Ladies, girls, sheilas – the names females are given

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A chance remark the other day led me to wondering about the names that... read more

Coffee shops and almond milk: what happened to my town?

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I was listening to the radio and the media person asked “is your town... read more

We didn’t have a lot but we had a lot of fun!

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Life on the farm in the 50s and 60s was full of adventure and... read more

Real people: When life says, “Hello, we need to test you”

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There’s always that time in your life and you are feeling very happy and... read more

Political correctness and its unreasonable rules

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We’ve been badly let down by the people we allow to rule us! We’ve... read more

Chatting all the way to Uluru and back: The barmaid’s history lesson

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This is the next instalment in Theresa Ross’ travel diary where she walks through... read more

Mickey Mouse can fly planes? Not without the help of this engineer!

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In the early days of aviation, many an aircraft took to the skies held... read more

You might call me a hoarder, but I just love my leftovers!

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My children will all tell you I am a hoarder but they will also... read more

A place that time forgot: a history of the old tramways of Tasmania

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Tasmania is a rugged place, being mostly an isolated section of the mountain ranges which... read more

The wake up call that changed our relationship

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Just when we think life is going smoothly, we often get another wake up... read more

Tobe Frank: The Bucket List

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To be frank I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. A good friend of... read more

9 foods to boost your energy naturally

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Are you struggling to get out of bed in the morning and generally feel... read more

An unusual sport to start the adrenalin flowing

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I was only about sixteen at the time, but I remember it almost as... read more

An unspoken conversation with myself

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Listen in to my thought conversation with myself and worry about the consequences! I’ll... read more

I’ve been set free: I love growing old

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Thank you to Karen for sending this through – she doesn’t know the author... read more

The tale of Batavia: what a struggle!

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The tale of ‘Batavia’ – incorporating shipwreck, betrayal, murder and incredible courage – is... read more

Real people: I have a disease you might not know about, but should

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  We asked you on Facebook to share what little-known illnesses you have and... read more

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Mini individual lasagnes straight out of your muffin tin!

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  There’s nothing better than a warm and tasty lasagne. And this recipe makes it even easier to enjoy them whenever you like! Try these little treats for afternoon tea, lunch and dinner. Ingredients 2 cups minced meat 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 … read more

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Ask Starts at 60 Style: I’m a size 6 – where do I find stylish clothes?

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We all have our different challenges when it comes to dressing for our body shape. It can be an endless source of frustration every time we go shopping to never find something that works for our body type. Today we are going to explore how to dress if you have … read more

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The statues

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  A statue of a man and a statue of a woman stood looking at each other for hundreds of years out in a park. One day a wizard, feeling sorry for the statues, brought them to life for 30 minutes. Right away, the two of them ran into some … read more