Where did February Go?
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by Jill Harrison
6d ago
Oh my goodness - February has gone in a blur - where did it go? Here today, gone tomorrow. I hope you and yours are doing well in these troubled times. It looks like I have been busy during February. 3rd February my husband and I were in the on-water control boat during an afternoon dragon boat regatta for our club, the Forza Dragon Boat Club, in Bunbury. The event was well supported by ..read more
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Australia Day - I am, You Are, We Are Australian
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by Jill Harrison
1M ago
Friday 26 January was Australia Day - Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Observed annually on 26 January, it marks the 1788 landing of the First Fleet and the raising of the Union Flag of Great Britain by Captain Arthur Phillip at Sydney Cove, a small bay on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour.In present-day ..read more
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Chinese Lantern Festival - The Year of the Dragon - 2024
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by Jill Harrison
1M ago
 Welcome everyone to the Year of the Drqgon - allbeit slightly early. But on Saturday night we visited the Chinese Lantern Festival in our International Friendship Garden. The Lantern Festival aims to promote reconciliation, peace, and forgiveness. The holiday marks the first full moon of the new lunar year and the end of the Chinese New Year. Chūn Jié, in China, marks the ..read more
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2023 ends... and so 2024 begins..
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by Jill Harrison
1M ago
2023 ends and so 2024 begins - but what to write? 2023, all things considered was a good year, with health, travel, art and family. I hope it was the same for you and yours, and if not, I pray that you have found a way through the troubles, and I wish you new beginnings and a better 2024. I wonder what 2024 will bring. My hopes other than happiness and health for my family and friends is ..read more
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Colour in my December summer garden
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by Jill Harrison
2M ago
I love my December summer front garden. Every year it blooms glorious colours - red, yellow, pink, bluey mauve - and best of all these plants come back year after year with little maintenance. They bloom, I water and clip them back a little, and next summer they bloom again. Beautiful. So today I share some of them with you.  (My apologies for this post apearing ..read more
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Art Market in the Garden
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by Jill Harrison
3M ago
 Hi everyone, I hope you and yours are doing well. Just a short post from me today. I am winding down from a busy few weeks and weekend. On Sunday I had a market stall at the Stirling Street Art Centre in my hometown. It was there annual Art in the Garden market. A great place to buy products created by local artisans - everything from soap and candles to clothing, art pieces, pottery, wood ..read more
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Remembrance Day - 11th November
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by Jill Harrison
4M ago
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years after World War 1 . The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front in 1918 became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war.  On the first anniversary of the Armistice in 1919 two minutes' silence was instituted as part of the main commemorative ..read more
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Eco-printing and Coreopsis
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by Jill Harrison
4M ago
Hi everyone, I hope you and yours are doing well. This time of year - November and December - summer - the Coreopsis in my garden comes alive. I love it.  The bees love them too. But as well as making a fantastic bright border plant in my front garden that I have to do nothing to other than cutting off the dead heads, and which comes back year after year - even in winter the green leafy plants ..read more
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World Kangaroo Day - 24 October 2023
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by Jill Harrison
4M ago
 Hi everyone. I hope you and yours are doing well. I learnt yesterday that it is World Kangaroo Day on Tuesday 24 October 2023. The first World Kangaroo Day was held in 2020. I know my overseas visitors enjoy seeing my kangaroo pics, especially when I randomly say I come across them when we are out bushwalking. Here is one we interuypted having his lunch at Carnarvon Gorge when we visited ..read more
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150th Anniversary of the Mourambine Church, 1873-2023 - Western Australia
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by Jill Harrison
5M ago
On the 24th September this year we were priviledged to attend a church service to celebrate the 150th Year of the Consecreation of St Patrick's church in the tiny town of Mourambine near Pingelly in Western Australi's wheatbelt. I know 150 years is not a lot in terms of the history of some countries, but for Australia it is. To put it in perspective, the first European settlement in Western ..read more
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