Tag Archives: Family

Oh, the ghosts of sadness

Recently in conversation with others I’m reminded of how large the ghosts of difficult early family events or other sad and frightening occasions can loom. In fact, it’s fair to say they never quite leave us. It’s not surprising that some (not all) mature aged … Continue reading

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Sixty years is a long time…

A couple of months ago my aunt and uncle celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary, sixty years of marriage. Unfortunately my uncle hasn’t been so well and was hospitalised during the anniversary time but they still took heart in the special wishes … Continue reading

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A familiar place and space…

Ever wonder what makes us feel familiar and attached to particular places? This issue is one that has been swimming around in my head for sometime now. In order to experience somewhere as familiar, probably requires a person to have been away from … Continue reading

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Smoked Cod (Finnan Haddie) and Egg Sauce…

When I was growing up (back in the dark dim…) every Good Friday we sat down to a lunch of smoked cod and egg sauce. It was the only time in the year that we had it, a bit like … Continue reading

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A lovely neighbour. . .

Something sad has happened in my street. A lovely neighbour died yesterday. She was a mother, a sister, a daughter and special to many people. She wasn’t old enough to leave us; she still had life tasks to complete, like … Continue reading

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A little friend goes to school. . .

A little friend who lives in our street is about to embark on a very big adventure. She starts school for the very first time this week.  Yesterday, she arrived at our house, all decked out in her new school … Continue reading

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Reminiscence – ‘Lost Maryborough’

I suspect we all reminisce in very different ways. The extent to which we think about the past is maybe dependent on our age. As we age we tend to look back as often as we project forward. Reflection and … Continue reading

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