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Let's Party!!

When you’re single, going clubbing is a great way to meet people with similar interests, I met most of my friends through nightclubs while I was a single girl.

It’s also a great way to get away from your worries and just be able to let go in an environment where no-one looks twice if you’re dancing like an idiot, talking to everyone and anyone, generally, just having a great time with not a care in the world.

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Happy Birthday Darling!...

Who knows, what life will be like at 80? Certainly, we don’t have any idea when we are in the busy family years; or those times when we can party till dawn and still get up for work next day. A misty future, all lavender and lace seems to be a very far off future.

I planned big for my 80th. A meal with friends and some family the Friday night before;

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Design comes in all shapes & sizes!

Having been a designer for the whole of my seventy years working life, it struck me the other day that quite a lot of people would have little or no idea how much designers impinge of their lives.

Not much is produced without a designer of some sort having been involved in its creation, whether it’s designing the label that goes on a match-box, or the exotic craft that we now have exploring the planet Mars for us.

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How To Be Happy!

What is happiness... Really?  – For me personally it's a state of mind where nothing is a problem. Where life still feels pretty good even if (say) you don’t have a job or a partner perhaps and you wake up every day thinking positive thoughts and saying positive things.

There are many things you can do to be happier, but my top seven are;

 

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Jacqui as she arrived in AU 1987

For most women hair is important. From the early days when they were dragged by it, to now where it can be coloured and tortured into every shape or shade possible.  

But I have a love/hate relationship with mine!

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How We Found Yarram!

OK… a bit of an experiment here!… We all have our own way of telling the same story. Like Brian & Jacqui Lee.
Both love writing short stories and both are also very creative artists living in a small coastal town in regional Victoria called Yarram.

So when we recently asked if they could write something about
how did you two end up in Yarram?’ we weren't expecting a story from both of them written... from their own perspective!

We’ve combined both stories below in a sort of ‘time-line’, to see how each of them recalled what made them decide to settle in Yarram.

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Jacqui... @17rs of age!

At fourteen I used to go out on my bike and meet boys by the river.  I didn’t actually go out with them. We just talked. My small brother came too, and if I bought him chocolate, he said he wouldn’t tell Mum. Well he ate the chocolate and still told Mum!

The wrath of Mum was very frightening. She took one of my ‘off the shoulder’ sweaters I bought with my first pay and tore it up. 

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Loy Yang Power Station VIC

We’re hearing and reading an awful lot about the problem of carbon lately, and I use the word ‘awful’ in its proper context, meaning that what we are being told fills me with a sense of awe and fear! In fact, I believe these statements are less than the truth in several ways, or at best misleading.

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Troy & Nathan - Our Journey To Parenthood!
Other than those very close to us, most would have little idea that we have been attempting to start a family for the past few years.

I had been looking into parenthood options well before Nathan and I met, and he’s always wanted a family. Nathan just had not thought about how he would make it happen until we collided in 2017.

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Medicine... Now & Then

Today, clever scientists know what pretty well every molecule of any medication they come up with is going to do - this one will help the heart to beat more slowly - that one will help the heart to beat more quickly - while another one will make certain that the pressure of the blood flowing in our veins and arteries remains exactly as it should be.

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Can We Continue To Survive?

I am a believer in evolution. In my mind it is something that has always been going on, not just in the lifetime of humans, but long before that, right back to the moment the earth was first formed out of primeval dust.

And it is still going on now, all around us, sometimes in tiny moments of change, sometimes in giant and sudden leaps forward.

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