Although I live many hundreds of kilometres away from my family I think about them all the time. In the back of my mind, always, is the idea of leaving Sydney and going home.

Aldi Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

“Make sure Jack gets some of the puddings from Aldi before they sell out. They’re so good”, I sent Michelle in a text message the other day.

Now in his 80s, Jack has a routine of heading into town in Lismore every few days and buying groceries.… Read the rest

Blue Skies

None of us slept well last night. Yesterday, the BOM/SES was predicting ANOTHER flood for Lismore. Though not at the catastrophic levels of the floods in February/March, there was still the prediction of a “moderate to major flood”.… Read the rest

Lismore Scenes

With many thanks to my relative, Peter, a bunch of black and white family photographs from the 1960s.

I’d never seen these photographs before until Pete sent them through a few days, part of the collection of his late mother.… Read the rest

Family video from mid 1980s

VHS Memories

I had a brief cry when I watched an old family video this week. There were so many people in the video – even quite young people – who are no longer with us.… Read the rest