Month: April 2011

  • My Dad and cancer

    My Dad and cancer

    One moonless night in the 1960s Dad was assigned to look after a fatal motor accident. A pedestrian had been hit and the driver of the car had gone into deep shock and was taken to Auburn Hospital. 

  • My Dad and the beer strike

    My Dad and the beer strike

    In the early 1960s Dad was based at Lidcombe police station in the western suburbs of Sydney. Each morning on arriving at the station he would check the cells to see what the night had brought.  One morning he found a small man of about 60 years there. It was obvious to Dad he was…

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Much Ado About Nothing

    I never enjoyed Shakespeare at school – the language seemed impenetrable. However over the years I’ve come to appreciate that the English language owes a lot to Shakespeare. Some say his influence was greater than any other person.

  • Easter Hat Parade 2011

    Easter Hat Parade 2011

    Every Easter Gaby and Sabine’s school has a hat parade. Years 1 and 2 dress up with crazy hats and the assembly quadrangle is decorated by year 3. Gaby is in year 2 and Sabine is in year 3. 

  • Happy birthday Kriscia

    Happy birthday Kriscia

    Kriscia celebrates her ??? birthday with family, presents and cake.

  • Scattering Uncle Irvine’s ashes

    Scattering Uncle Irvine’s ashes

    It’s one year to the day since Uncle Irvine passed away. His wish was for