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.

He’s been at a bit of a loss since the flood in Lismore earlier this year caused the closure of Aldi. Thankfully, they’ve re-opened, and thankfully they have plum pudding.… Read the rest “Christmas Pudding”

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”.

The forecast said the flood might reach 9.7 metres (possibly more) on the Wilsons River at Lismore. Though that’s not enough to over-top the levee bank, it’s getting awfully close. It would have seen water in low-lying areas of South & North Lismore.… Read the rest “Blue Skies”

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.

They were all taken in the house where I was born, at 21 Kyogle Street, South Lismore.

Likely March 1965, as mum holds her first grandchild, Margaret. As daughter Margaret, and mother Bertha look on. I suspect that’s the father, Ray in the background.
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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. When I shared the complete video with extended family, I warned them they might cry. But hopefully, they might laugh as well.

Going through a box of old videos I discovered a VHS called “Home 96 / Dreamworld” which I’ve had digitised.… Read the rest “VHS Memories”