I have been reading a most fascinating book about the story of Italian Migration to the Myrtleford district of Northern Victoria. This area was for a long time a major spot for the production of tobacco. There are now no licenced tobacco producers but ten kilometres up the Ovens River Valley some of the best hops is grown. The book is not about the growing … Continue reading Yvonne and u3a.
I am going to repost some old stories at the same time as the other series just on the off chance that some of you who have already read it what a bit of variety. This is a repost of one of my earliest stories. I forget how true it was. Actually that’s not true. I do remember. The Letter. The old man found his … Continue reading The Letter – Repost.
My latest series was difficult to write in many ways. It is possibly the fact that it was true. As I dug up the bones of long buried facts and replaced the flesh the reconstructed body was quite haunting. Anyway I told you that. But I enjoy the writing of it and so I intend to run another story with similarly lengthed episodes. Those of … Continue reading Introduction to a Robbery and Mayhem.
The Bumble Bump. Last night while everyone was sleeping I was awake and my heart was leaping. There was a terrible crashing on the outside door I jumped out of bed and fell flat on the floor. I bumped my head and stubbed a toe And there in my yard was an eerie glow. Now I might be brave and I might be big But … Continue reading Something for the little ones.
This is not necessarily a happy story. It’s quite nice in a way but I’ll let you decide for yourself. There are three parts. One today and then and then. You have probably read it before – unless you haven’t. I finished writing my epic last night and I’m scratching around it the bottom of the trunk for ideas for epic 2. The old man … Continue reading Going Home.
You all know that I’m writing the 750th great Australian novel. So I haven’t been posting too often. I just thought I’d cut and paste a little bit for you. You don’t need to know who all the people are and where they fit in the story. Just take it as it is. As I walked back to Ben and Molly’s I felt an unbearable … Continue reading Ifs and buts.
Good Morning all. Melbourne has gone back into serious lockdown and now Ballarat we are being asked to wear masks when we go shopping in crowded places like supermarkets. And of course the fifth columnists are all saying it is the Premier’s fault. I have wondered, if all these gainsayers know so much and are so clever, why have they waited until so many people … Continue reading Victoria update.
I’ve mentioned before, that I’m trying to write a book. As a result I haven’t written a lot for my blog. But now and then there’s a little bit that seems to stand alone. It doesn’t need an introduction and you don’t need to know where it’s going. But I hope you like it. —————-o—————– When Jean got the cancer the old man was almost … Continue reading It takes a worried man..
I’m borrowing from the net and from Candice in Regina Canada. Candice’s words were, “Near the Sanctuary is a playground, deserted during the Covid-19 ban on public parks.” I could have gone out and got a photo from around Ballarat but this isn’t just a problem in Australia. It’s in Canada too. I do hope things get better, but my mantra now is, “I hope we … Continue reading What a sad song!
I want to tell you a true story that I made up a long time ago when I knew the difference between right and wrong. It’s a very short story but to drag it out as long as I can I’m going to show you some pictures as we go. This is a picture of Lake Burrumbeet which is very close to where I used … Continue reading He nilly got took.