Tropical Holidays

It’s winter in Melbourne. It’s cold and wet and we’re in lockdown so it’s a good time to look back and appreciate some of the fun tropical experiences that I have enjoyed in the past. There have been holidays in Hawaii where I have memories of beautiful sunrises, lazy days at the beach, good food… Continue reading Tropical Holidays

Childhood Memories

Recently I’ve been writing stories about my very early life in the 40’s and 50’s, with a view to leaving behind some stories of the past for my grandchildren. I’ve also been meeting each week with a small group of people who write and share stories about their family history. A meeting is scheduled for… Continue reading Childhood Memories


Living the Dream I met up with a friend for coffee and she asked lots of questions about the places that I have lived overseas. I talked about living for a couple of months, in 1997, on Cocus (Keeling) Island when my husband was working there. The islands are a Territory of Australia. I had… Continue reading Cocus(Keeling)Islands

Leadership – what’s it all about?

Leadership has been an area of interest for me for a long time and I’ve been looking back at some of the experiences that influenced my own ideas of leadership when I was young. Some time ago I wrote an account of my experience as a student teacher which I have revisited and summarised below.… Continue reading Leadership – what’s it all about?

Reality Television(2)

As well as being slightly addicted to ‘The Circle’ which I’ve discussed in my last blog I have also enjoyed watching ‘Big Brother Australia’. For me, it’s fun, humorous and relaxing entertainment. Players live together in a specially designed Big Brother house and they are completely isolated from the outside world. They’re constantly monitored during… Continue reading Reality Television(2)

Reality television…

I’ve been watching ‘The Circle’ recently and loving it! I started with ‘The Circle USA’ Season 1 and after the first couple of episodes I found that I was really interested in the twists and turns of this show. The participants were interesting, their personalities were all very different and I found the excitement started… Continue reading Reality television…

Children Singing Together

  School concerts and musical performances are always a highlight for me as a grandparent. With ten grandchildren ranging from 14 months to 14 years I have had many invitations to share the excitement and enjoy watching the children participate and contribute to musical events. The theme and focus of these performances has varied from… Continue reading Children Singing Together

A New Start

Finally I am back to updating my blog. The last blog that I posted was in early November 2017, just a couple of days before I had a second hip replacement. My first hip replacement was in February 2017. In early April 2018, I had a knee replacement which means that within a 13 month… Continue reading A New Start