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Time IS the Essence

“Time is of the essence”  What on earth does that mean?  I know we usually use the phrase to get someone else to hurry up. “Time is in short supply”?  Crikey!  That is for sure. [I feel the need for … Continue reading

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Everything Old is New Again

I’ve been house-sitting for about 6 years, and for most of that time those belongings that don’t fit in my car as I move between houses have been stored in a unit in Aspley. Whenever I need something I go … Continue reading

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and then something happened…

“Before expression, there is nothing but a vague fever, and only the work itself, completed and understood, will prove that there was something rather than nothing to be found there” (69). Thus Merleau-Ponly describes the current state of my thesis, … Continue reading

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Sunday morning in Red Hill

Red Hill, Brisbane.10 am Sunday 10th June 2012 How very strange, sitting on the back deck with 3 layers of warm tops, good socks and loose comfy trousers, with nothing better to do but drink coffee and talk to you. … Continue reading

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Travel Preparations

Less than three months to go, and the excitement is building.  Yes, I’m off to Seattle on 26th July, thence to Washington (DC), New York and then back to Seattle, arriving back in Brisbane on 8th September. Oh, did I … Continue reading

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Downhill All The Way

I see it’s nearly a year since my last post. Maybe I should make a habit of this, annual postings! SO, where am I? In Brisbane. Still house-sitting, thanks to some lovely house-owners who are kind enough to let their … Continue reading

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Explorations and Views

The pedometer is such a boon – when it works. There were a couple of days last week when I couldn’t understand how I could have walked so little, when I’d been quite active. Then I realised the pedometer doesn’t … Continue reading

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Quietly Stepping Out for CARE

22 May 11 14:00 PM This morning I returned to the walkway along the Brisbane River for the first time since I’ve been back in the country. I was delighted to find it practically deserted, hardly another person at all … Continue reading

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Walk In Her Shoes – a challenge

Back in Brisbane Tuesday morning, after 3 weeks in Seattle. The weather is similar, although apparently it had been raining heavily in Brisbane before I arrived, it’s been crisp and sunny since I got here, cooling down towards winter. In … Continue reading

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Trials and Tribulations of Updating Forever

Sorry to be away for a while, lots going on, and nothing, at the same time. First, where was I?  Isn’t it an interesting phenomenon, that the more tired one gets, the fewer brain cells are available to retain a … Continue reading

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