Blog – 2021

Tues Jan 5 2021 My Christmas was nice. Midnight Mass at St James & Mass of the Day at All Saints, followed by a great lunch with a diverse group of 6. The following Monday I had my new neighbour, Justine, here with Beata (my favourite neighbour) for lunch. On […]

DAILY BLOG – in descending order

Wed Jan 5 2022 Here we are – a new year with many questions. Will Covid start to abate; will Melbourne (& Australia) return to some sort of normal life; will travel restrictions & rules settle down……..to say nothing of world peace! These questions & more will be answered soon […]

blog April – December 2020

Fri April 3 What a lot has happened in the past month! Like most people, I am self-isolating & social distancing…..new words for the time! Planned footy trips have been cancelled & my next overseas trip to Walsingham is in doubt. Am hoping that Australia will get thru this quickly […]

blog January – March 2020

Christmas Eve I have had a nice week in London after good flights from Melbourne. Jet-lagged, of course! Have caught up with various old friends & definitely enjoying being here for Christmas. I also managed to visit an exhibition on Troy at the British Museum & the London Mithraeum – […]

blog July – December 2019

Tues Aug 27 I have not updated my blog for 2 months now, as my life has been crazy. As a result of the accident in Transylvania I have been keeping very quiet & not doing much. This is something I am not used to! Church & football have provided […]

blog April – June 2019

Wed April 10. I have landed in London! I certainly made the right decision to fly with Virgin. The flight with Virgin Atlantic from Hong Kong to London was the best I have experienced on any airline. The Bus Class cabin, the friendly crew, the wonderful food…….all made for a […]

blog January – April 2019

Thurs Jan  17I arrived in the US on Jan 9 very tired – but have had a nice week, incl a few days in San Diego & Honolulu. I first visited Honolulu in 1986 & that started my love affair with America (never thinking I would eventually live there). Today […]

blog August 2018- January 2019

Wed Aug 29 I have been back in Australia 3 weeks now. From the time I got home the weather has been very cold……the last 2 days have been 1 c when I wake – the coldest Melbourne day for 60 years! Most of the time I have been catching […]

blog March – August 2018

Mon March 26 It has taken me longer than usual to get over jet-lag this time……a sign I am getting older! Last week there was much to do & people to contact. Friday I flew to Adelaide for the weekend – Saturday being the 1st home game for Port Adelaide. […]

blog Feb – March 2018

Jan 26 Australia Day I arrived safely in SD on Monday after good flights. As soon as I checked into my hotel I caught the bus to All SS, to collect my green card & other mail. I was quite tired, so went to bed before 8 pm. Next morning […]