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Published on April 30th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I really loved exploring Melbourne’s laneways.  When I lived in Melbourne in the 50s and 60s it was a quiet, staid place and the laneways were hidden, empty, un-used. Their purpose was to provide back entrances... Read More

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Packaging Makes For Difficult Life

Published on January 24th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

  Here is a question for you and don’t worry, I don’t expect an answer. What do these items have in common? A new brush for an electric toothbrush? Lipstick? My Little Pony? A roll of... Read More

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Joy To Remember Glorious Harmony

Published on January 20th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I’m not a church-goer. Not that you need to know that, but thought I’d pass it on because it’s relevant. The only times I attend church now are for funerals – more and more frequently as... Read More

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Noosa Sunset

Published on November 7th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

Noosa is lovely at any time of the year, but right now…perfect. The jacaranda trees are in full lavender bloom and when I go for my morning walk, I feel blessed to see their mauve blossoms... Read More

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Provence Tour 2016

Published on October 6th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

We have just 4 places left for our 2016 Provence tour (June 18 to July 1, 2016) so if you’ve been thinking about joining us (how cool would that be?) now is the time to make... Read More

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Provence Tour Success

Published on August 1st, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

Using this new house in Uzes as a base for our two-week Provence tour this year was an experiment. Every year we have used houses in villages in the nearby countryside, surrounded by apricot and cherry... Read More

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