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  • 02/21/18--13:36: DANGER AT FORT X
  • Posted at Pauline Conolly,

    Hello, I am very lucky to be alive and able to tell this story. The full details have never been revealed before. You are reading what is known in my profession as  A SCOOP! Well down in the corner of our garden  in the Blue Mountains there


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  • 06/07/18--01:17: PLEASE TAKE A SEAT!
  • Most of my garden seats are made from ‘found materials’; concrete blocks, stumps, slabs of stone  and bits of timber I deem wide enough to sit on. My impatience when I have a notion to create a new one knows no bounds. Fortunately my aging muscles seem

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    A CONTINUING KOOKABURRA CONNECTION                       In June or July every  year a pair of kookaburras arrive in my garden at Blackheath, in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. The rest of the time  I only see

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    Hello, from me….Editor Des of Blackheath. We have so many bees at our place here in the Blue Mountains. I know, because I  help my guardian Pauline Conolly look after the garden.   Or  rather she helps me…ha ha. Of course the bees are asleep now, keeping

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  • 07/05/18--00:33: BLACKHEATH GROWERS’ MARKET
  •   What a joy the busy  Blackheath Growers’ Market is. Mind you, I’m glad I can walk up there. These days  people have to park their cars  almost down to my own house near the duck pond.   It’s held on the second Sunday of the month

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    Writers spend  lot of time alone, so it’s great to get out  occasionally to enjoy the social buzz of a café.  There are plenty to choose from in my Blue Mountains village of Blackheath. Altitude –  Good name for a café in the Blue Mountains. Last food

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    I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity. Eleanor Roosevelt. What wise words;  especially for future scientists….and writers! English crime novelist Ann Cleeves was  asked what motivated her

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    Hello, Editor Des here.   Well I like visiting medical museums.  In fact,  I quite fancy myself as a doctor. Last year I  performed  a little operation  on my neighbor  Fred, after he  carelessly lost a second  leg. It was reasonably successful.   These  museums  can be

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  • 09/03/18--17:24: EDITOR DES; BIRD WATCHER
  • BLUE MOUNTAINS TWITCHER   Introducing myself…Editor Des.  After a bit of training I’m  now a master bird watcher in the beautiful Blue Mountains.  I was originally banned  from this pursuit by my guardian Pauline Conolly, because I kept chattering and scaring  Mr  Satin Bowerbird.  For heaven’s sake,

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  • 09/07/18--18:50: THE VICTORY ANTIQUES CENTRE
  • THE VICTORY….HEART OF ‘OLD’ BLACKHEATH The Victory Theatre opened in 1921 as The Arcadia.   Locals even enjoyed an early form of 3D.       It is now a vast antiques centre.  The bear (Editor Des) is not for sale, though sometimes I am sorely tempted

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    WARNING…..INCLUDES CONFRONTING SPIDER PICTURE! It wasn’t until my friend  Dianne told me about her battle to get rid of ivy in her new garden that I realized my own ivy problem had become super-serious.  Stupidly, I  had deliberately  spread the variegated variety around. I’d considered it more

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