Last week my cousin had the privilege of riding in an Austin 7 race-car and he sent me a couple of photos. Said he, "felt like Mr Toad in Toad Hall", a reference to our childhood favourite book The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. For anyone familiar with Mr Toad and his fascination with … Continue reading A Jolly Ride for Mr Toad
I was thrilled when I read this review of my book, I Belong to No One from John’s Story Book, and he kindly gave me permission to reblog. If any of his, or my, US followers have been toying with buying the paperback, it is now on special at Amazon US for $2.56. Here is link to https://www.amazon.com/Belong-No-One-Gwen-Wilson/dp/1409164896/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494051654&sr=8-1&keywords=i+belong+to+no+one
I haven’t ever posted a book review, but I feel compelled to try.
I don’t know how many of you are following Garrulous Gwendoline …The Reluctant Retiree .I know some are but if not you should because she’s Australian but mor importantly because she has something to say. She has written a book about her life and when I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. That’s a lie; I stopped to make dinner (I settled for a can of baked beans) and continued reading until well after mid-night and then continued in the morning until I finished. I haven’t done that for a while. I have cried, and had a few bouts of lumpy throat and a laugh or two.
Anyway, Gwen tells us a story about growing up in the sixties and seventies and she didn’t have an easy time of it. I don’t want to tell the…
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According to the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Sydney and its eastern seaboard neighbours had the wettest March since 1975. It was getting to where I considered buying a raincoat and wellingtons. Of late though, our autumn weather has been spectacularly pleasant. Today, for example, is 22'c / 71'F with clear, sunny skies punctuated with … Continue reading Bush-Walking with the Grandkids