Monthly Archives: October 2013

‘I was here’ and other things on YouTube that make me cry

I was here, and not at the Beyonce concert in Melbourne when my Facebook and Instagram feeds were clogging hard with fabulous photos from the Mrs Carter Show. I don’t go to many concerts, not because I don’t enjoy joining … Continue reading

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You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone

I am referring, of course, to the hearing in my right ear which since disappearing a week ago, is showing no signs of clocking back in for duty. Lazy. Tonight I was at a committee meeting for my local theatre … Continue reading

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Flying solo on Manono

The first time I found myself flying solo overseas was in Barcelona. That first afternoon I found myself overwhelmed and lonely, but by that night I found that travelling solo was pretty much the best thing ever. Since then I’ve … Continue reading

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Home, Apia

If you head up the hill on the Cross Island Road in Apia you will pass a red house. German architecture. Set back from the road, it’s easy to miss. But you’ll want to make sure you don’t. The red … Continue reading

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Sick.

My body has decided to punish me for daring to go on holidays. Since getting back to Aus a week ago I’ve been struck down with a fun array of maladies ranging from the T-Rex of stomach bugs known as … Continue reading

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Around Apia

My sister Sarah and her partner Nick live in a breezy suburb in the hills in Apia, Samoa. From their balcony you can see all the way to the harbour, which actually is quite close. Their garden is full of … Continue reading

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Car trouble and the Crater Man

I am now back home and blogging retrospectively about my holiday, whilst sick. What can I say? I’m a sucker for pain. On our second and last full day in Savai’i, Samoa, we woke up and hit the beach immediately. … Continue reading

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Savai’i continued

We wound around the coast of Savai’i in Sarah and Nick’s car, Lisa (Lisa left-hand drive Lopez). Around every corner was an amazing new vista- craggy cliffs, pristine water, a thousand palms, I kept yelling ‘STOP!’ so I could take … Continue reading

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