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regeneration: a christmas journal

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Some really good times have been had in recent days ...




anticipating Christmas

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It's been a cooking weekend. And the weather warmed up with a northerly, so been in the water too. Finalising presents, trying to get work loose ends tied up ... and even starting to look forward to 2017. Messages from the kids, everyone excited about being together at this festive time.




thinking readers' slow feast

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Three years in the making, the 3rd edition of The Alpine Review magazine arrived in my mailbox yesterday. Let the feast begin.

wet again

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After a few weeks of battling the man flu and then injuring my back it was very satisfying to be in the water again, even if my shoulders couldn't deliver what my mind wanted. 

Symbols of place

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Since we began our peripatetic lifestyle (I had to look it up too), I began marking my mode of living by wearing bracelets that had an association with the place. For Barwon Heads I've tried something new: I bought some beads from a local shop and made my own. 
The bone coloured, consistent shapes symbolise simplicity and earthiness - a desire for our lives here on the coast.The blue and green are about the sea and the river; defining dimensions of our new home. On the board ... The brown leather with the anchor shaped latch was for Seaport, our most recent home in Launceston.The blue leather is for when we were (and are) on the Sunshine Coast - Maria's photoblog when we lived there was called The Colour of Blue.The trusty black leather band gets donned whenever I head into Melbourne. It has been on and off my wrist for many years now ... Fossil makes hardy stuff.The wooden surf bracelet tends to last for only 12 months and gets replaced every winter when we are in Byron Bay. I…

weekend in the village

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No Melbourne appointments on Friday and Monday meant four days without a commute. A weekend visit from Zac and Jan, and copious meandering and pottering around town was just what we needed.


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