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Holiday at Home!

28 Dec

Who says you need to travel to have a holiday?

I’m having a great time here at home, just doing all the things I enjoy. Like swimming  at high tide in the river nearby; later, strolling along the promenade. seeing all the friendly faces of people and their canines who are likewise engaged; and watching the river-life go by.

If I’m really lucky, I may even spot a pelican landing. Rare, yes, but just a few days ago, one landed with enviable ease on a pole in the river. How I wished I’d brought along a high-grade zoom lens camera!

With swallows, ducks, magpies, cockatoos and noisy miners around to name but a handful, there’s plenty for bird-fanciers to admire and enjoy.

And, at last, some sunshine in Sydney! What more could I ask for?

Happy holidays!

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What Day Would I Like to Relive?

24 Sep

What day would YOU like to relive? My guess is, it’s a day of unbridled happiness; a day when your dreams came true.

Same for me. It’s my wedding day! The day I married my husband, Ronald Sharp B.E.M., the creator of the Grand Organ in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.

It was a quiet, family do at a close relative’s home. My bridesmaids wore pink, and I wore white.  Not a traditional gown: that would have seemed a bit out of place, I thought, since simplicity was the key-note.

I was given away by a senior family member, who, later on, performed this role for my niece.  I needed someone to walk with me up the pathway, for I confess to being very nervous and self-conscious despite being in the company of loved ones.

Somehow, I got the words out, and so did Ron. More formalities followed, and then we had our little party, surrounded by friendly faces. But like so many good things, it ended too soon, which makes it my choice as the day to re-live.

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