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    Long-time editor of Cosmopolitan, Helen Gurley Brown, whose  magazine mantra metamorphised the sex lives of modern women, has died in a New York hospital after a short illness. She was aged 90. The author of 1962 best-seller Sex and the Single Girl reckoned if women weren’t sex objects, they were in trouble and while good […]

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    The exotic home of artist designer Cheryl BridgArt is the ideal venue for exhibiting her “unfinished Journey” exhibition as part of  SALA Festival of Art Lovers 2012 event (South Australian Living Artists). All wall spaces of Beltana House are hung with an extraordinary collection of 50 of her artworks.  The opening is a special night for […]

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  • 08/23/12--05:38: One helluva hound-dog day
  •   Oscar has led a dangerous doggie life of late.  His adventures had already seen him find his way through the garden hedge which edges a steep cliff-face drop to our lower barbecue area.  NO worries, I thought,  he always returned at the one word “Treat?’’  Once I heard his pitter patter on the roof […]

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    What an idyllic beginning to Spring!  September 1 dawns a delightful day. Azure blue, cloudless skies, balmy sunshine, soft breezes and a temperature which passes 20.   After such a long, cold, wet winter, we surely rejoice at the warmth in the air, blossoming trees and choruses of chirping birds in the trees. For the first […]

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    My new habit of reading each morning and night has unlocked some delightful books in my bookshelf which have not been opened for years. Two, in particularly – both outrageously Francophilic – have whetted my appetite for returning to France in future. One is La Vie Parisienne by Australian journalist Janelle McCulloch, who once shared […]

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  • 09/07/12--17:32: Be Happy Today
  • Here are some uplifting words for anyone feeling the weight of the passing years. I found the birthday card which has been in a drawer for years and now I send it to you to endorse those lovely feelings Spring brings. “Be happy today… Because growing older means You have more strength to share… More […]

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    Here is a light-bulb moment from baby boomer, Gilly Joschke, a teacher at Adelaide’s prestigious Seymour College. “I did an interesting activity with my year 8 students this week. I asked them to interview a significant woman in their life concerning what style of handbag best suited their personality and what they stuff/collect in their […]

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    No-one told me book clubs were so interesting, not so much because of the books under discussion,  but by the real life circumstances of the women attending. When my friend Glenda asked me to be a special guest at the meeting, when members would discuss my book From France With Love, I eagerly agreed as […]

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    About half of all cancers are caused by lifestyle factors and behavioural change strategies could save lives,   says South Australia’s Minister for Health and Ageing, John Hill. He was speaking at the opening of the new  $29 million Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, based at Flinders University Campus, which will be dedicated to discovering how […]

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        It was a charming event entitled “Beautiful Me, Beautiful Us Caberet when Tutti Kids, children with intellectual disabilities performed at Novita Theatre, Regency Park recently. I had seen Hot Tutti perform a few times at public events and Olivier and I had heard them sing at a private Australia Day event back in […]

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    In 40 years, the Australian film industry has grown up from infancy and  “given us a voice on screen” by telling our own stories with Aussie actors portraying familiar characters says veteran actor Jack Thompson. He was in Adelaide to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the South Australian Film Corporation at a prestigious event “Jack Thompson […]

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    Pretty puppy pooch, Oscar. has had another dramatic event which had him screaming  for his life. My dear friend, Sheryl, dog-sits Oscar often because she has two doggies of her own – an old shi tsu terrier cross and a 14-month-old pomeronian – two months older than my little poodle/shi tsu cross. The two young […]

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    It is hard to determine who is the more fragile – my father Frank, who turned 94 a few weeks ago, or his new great-grand-daughter, Scarlett Rose Williams, who has been placed carefully into his frail arms.   He carries all the signs of a grand age -a face scrunched with wrinkles, balding grey hair and a body […]

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      Lyceum Club senior-vice-president, Marguerite Wark has won a special prize in the Writers’ Week competition and shares her delightful words with us. “Writers’ Week – my favourite week in the year – when authors give insight into their raison d’etre , friends gather in the gardens to listen and  discuss ideas put forward by  highly […]

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  • 12/07/12--18:35: Kookaburra’s special song
  • Remember the childhood song “Kookaburra sits on the Old Gum Tree…Merry, Merry King of the Bush is He….’’. The words flooded back this week when a kookaburra descended upon the gums surrounding the new garden and sat on a low-hanging dead branch. The interest in this snippet is that in the eight years I have […]

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  • 12/08/12--05:07: November a social whirl
  • November must surely nudge March as the best fun month in Adelaide.  Take my November social calendar as an example of a typical Adelaidean’s merry-go-round of fun. We didn’t  need to be in Melbourne to gather in our thousands in myriad venues, in my case in the luxurious Springfield home of a friend, where we […]

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    The recent Over 60s National Cricket Championships played in Adelaide last month revealed two  local champions – Des Fuss (left from Moonta and wicketkeeper Michael Willson formerly of Kangaroo Island,  (right) who were selected for the Over 70s National Cricket  2013 Team.  Both men have captained the South Australian Over 60`s teams in the National Championships […]

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      The tragedy of the thoughtless radio prank which led to the suicide of nurse Jacinta Sadanha  is just awful.  Greig and Christian when they apologised on television appeared crushed, tearful and full of remorse.  The   London news footage of Jacinta’s husband and two children with the young daughter covering her eyes was heart-wrenching; the world audience could […]

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    So this is Christmas.  Trees with twinkling lights in so many windows, wreaths on doors, Father Christmases in every shopping centre and big red bows tied around street trees. Sometimes one spots a nativity scene in a shop window.   And every now and then houses in rows will be  decorated with millions of coloured lights. […]