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2014 in review

30 Dec

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

A big ‘Thank You’ to my followers and commentators!

Number One Commentator: David Prosser!

HAPPY NEW YEAR,  EVERYONE!!

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Happy New Year: From Me and My Friends….

1 Jan

Happy New Year: from me and my friends!

Not just the usual ones, such as my husband (and friend) Ron and our adopted girl Chicki, but also from some of the engaging characters

Happy New Year from our Feathered Friends

Happy New Year from our Feathered Friends

of the feathered variety.

Here’s a snap of a small group, two Kookaburras and a Noisy Miner.

On their behalf I wish you all a Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year: Music to my Ears

1 Jan

New Year’s Eve 2012: what a night!

Many choose to see in the new year by dancing, and/or  listening to music. And what better way to be thus entertained than by one of Sydney best cover bands, The Bandits.

As the vocals dictate, lead singer Paul sometimes delegates his role to either Gary or Conrad:  all the while brilliantly supported by drummer Warwick. Their  engaging renditions of many immensely popular tunes  from the sixties to the eighties make for a night to remember.

From spirited performances of  ‘Dance the Night Away’, ‘Honey

The Bandits on New Year's Eve

The Bandits on New Year’s Eve

Don’t’, and ‘Rockin’ All Over the World’  to the gentler, midnight classic ‘Olde Lang Syne’, we in the audience are given the all-embracing balm of sounds we love to hear, so often stirring memories of our youth. For a moment, we are eighteen again!

As the hours continue to speed joyfully past, many of our day-to day cares have, as if by magic, been effortlessly whisked away; replaced by powerful enthusiasm for life: for music!

Happy New Year!

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Anyone for a New Year’s Resolution?

31 Dec

How times have changed! When I was young, New Year’s resolutions were an important event, thought about with real earnest, and made with all good intentions!

Nowadays, people I know seem to pay scant attention to this once-vaulted aspect of New Year! Is everyone self-satisfied, or conversely, do they think it’s an exercise in futility?

This year, I’ve decided to break new ground by making a resolution that isn’t steeped in deprivation. No. This time, I’ve decided to take quite a different tack.

My resolution? To enjoy life more! To relish all the good things: inspiring music, literature, art and the like, as well as those soul-fulfilling happiness like sunshine, fresh air, natural beauty, and great company.

Out with the old ideas of giving up something, or stressing out by trying to break an ingrained habit! I’ll leave that for someone else, that is, if anyone still tries the traditional route.

Happy New Year!

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