When I wrote a series of six blog posts on my time in 1978/1979 working at Michael's Nook Country House Retreat, situated in Grasmere in England's Lake District, I did not foresee that other employees would find my stories and add their memories. It's been a fun ride keeping up with them all. Earlier this … Continue reading Gather Round Ye Minions of Michaels Nook
When I started this blog, almost ten years ago now, I called it 55 Days with Gwen. It was only meant to last for the duration of a two-month Balkan holiday with our neighbours and friends, nick-named Jay and Waddie to preserve their anonymity to a wider audience. I didn't have many followers then, but … Continue reading Who Stole September?
I've just come back from helping a neighbour install STAN on their television. WHY? STAN is an Australian subscriber-paid streaming service, and all this week it is streaming the UCI (Union Cycliste International) cycle races for free! Why do we care? Well, hey, hop on your bikes, folks - they are being held right here … Continue reading Wollongong is on the map!