Year in Review 2010

As I sit down on New Years Eve to think about what’s happened in my life this year, there’s so much to reflect upon: overseas trips, new adventures at work, and the death of a close family member. I ended last year feeling 2009 had been a year of treading water: I hadn’t really done …

More History

I went in search today of details about the still-born child my mum and dad had back in 1953. As with many things in my family, it wasn’t something that was talked about. Indeed, when I mentioned it to one of my older sisters, and showed her the record from the online historical indexes of …

Flashback

There was a feeling of deja vu as we watched the “ethnic drumming” which opened the Tropical Fruits Film Festival in Lismore today. A couple of hours earlier I’d been at the now-disused Lismore Railway Station. Well, not completely disused, as the station is still used for railway buses and has a travel centre. Aside …

Scanning The Past

Although I was a reasonably fat as a baby and I’m reasonably fat right now, there was a time from about 1980 to 1990 when I was actually quite thin. In fact, you might say I was waif-like in this particular photograph taken in about 1982. Any wonder my mum kept trying to feed me …

After the rain

My holiday took another unexpected turn today, as I found myself on ABC North Coast radio for most of the afternoon and early evening doing half-hourly flood warnings. It was a bit of a flashback in some ways as I found myself once again on the radio saying place names like Bungawalbyn, Coraki and Wiangaree. …