We meet Erick Estrada’s mother Continue reading
It’s almost summer again, and that bird is back! The call is not particularly noteworthy, until it is repeated over and over for months.
If a husband and wife with the family name of Page owned a bookshop, what would they call it? Pages and Pages of course! And that’s where Jo has just started a new job. It’s a rather ambitious decision as it’s full-time, the shop is the other side of Sydney … Continue reading
Some have said I’m a “glass half empty” person. But I’m not so sure. Brushing my teeth this morning I remembered a conversation I had a few years ago while in the dentist’s chair. Looking up at Dr Tan I said, “I don’t seem to be getting as many cavities … Continue reading
Only age allows the possibility of boring the younger generations with stories about how bad, or how good, things used to be. Just a few days ago I was telling my son-in-law Carlo about my father being offered a block of land in Strathfield in the late 1940s (not a bad … Continue reading
Despite the best efforts of professionals, from custodial officers to psychologists,
Just a week or so ago, I finished building a workbench in the garage, complete with a large vice. I was ready for any home handyman task, big or small. Sunday night Sabine was here and there was a minor drama: her plastic headband snapped right in the middle. “No … Continue reading
Linda and the rest of the family have taken off to the south coast with Wally and Tinet Tapia for a few days. I wanted to go but someone had to stay behind to mind the dogs and in any case I have a heavy cold. So I’m at home … Continue reading