Category Archives: art

Recycling, Lockhart style

A few weeks ago, at the Muddi Markets in Wagga, we talked to a woman (Trish) at a booth advertising the Spirit of the Land Festival in Lockhart. One of her best friends lives in Canada, so we had a … Continue reading

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Bright lights, big city: part 2

There are a few big public galleries in Melbourne that are worth visiting. We didn’t make it to the Tutankhamen show at the Melbourne Museum, nor did we go to the Vienna exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria. Both, according … Continue reading

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Creature comforts : Part 2 – Settling in

It is kind of weird, but with all the things we had to do to get the house organized, one of the first things we did was put up art. Anyone who knew our Edmonton house would remember that the … Continue reading

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Creature comforts: Part 1 – Unloading

Regular readers will remember that it was a long time ago…several posts ago in blog terms…that we talked about our furniture being packed into the sea can and starting its long, slow journey to Australia. And now, more than 11 … Continue reading

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Allied Forces

Packing. The longer you are going for, and the farther away, the harder it gets.  Degrees of difficulty, on a scale of 1 to 10: Quick weekend drive out of town: 1 Flying across the country for a week: 2 … Continue reading

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Among my souvenirs

So, you are leaving the country of your birth, to take up residence about as far away as you can get…what do you take with you as a ‘souvenir’? Not counting your Canadian passport, which, as we said weeks ago, … Continue reading

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