Category Archives: community

Getting on with life but never forgetting….

As the remnants of the delicious meal are cleared away on my flight home from London to Melbourne, the soul-lifting tunes of Vance Joy filling my head, the massage chair gently pummelling my lumbar region, maybe it’s the Macedon Ranges … Continue reading

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Another day amongst the daffodils

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Chemo week and my fourth day of sitting on the verandah in the late winter sun watching the daffodils in full bloom.  I can also see them from lying in my bed…

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Wordless Wednesday: celebrating release of 500 cord blood units for transplant

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

What a fabulous weekend we have had. We are not Chinese, but still love to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This year, the Year of the Horse, we stayed in the city and joined in the festivities, witnessing the spectacle … Continue reading

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Farewell 2013

Finally! The last day of 2013. Oh how I have looked forward to this day. To close the book on the Annus horribilis that was 2013. The foreboding feeling I had last New Year’s Eve that something awful was going … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

On a stinking hot day last March, our gorgeous rural community got together for a “Pink Stumps Day” – a fundraising game of cricket run amongst ourselves to raise money for the McGrath Foundation, which funds the placement of breast … Continue reading

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