Richmond River High School
I burst into tears at about 9.30 on Thursday morning. It wasn’t one of those deep heartfelt moments of grief like the death of a family member or friend. But still, it was a moment of grief.
My old school friend, Anne, shared on Facebook a media release from the NSW Department of Education, saying it’s very unlikely our old school will re-open on the same site, following the catastrophic flood in Lismore.… Read the rest “Richmond River High School”
What you need to know about the Lismore Flood
I did a spot with some of my colleagues from ABC North Coast, focussing on what the rest of the country needs to know almost four months since the catastrophic flood.
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Almost four months since the catastrophic flood in Lismore, the city and surrounding towns are a long way from recovery.
Peeking through the windows of Lismore
Over the last few days, I’ve spent a fair bit of time peeking through windows.
I’ve been keen to look at what’s happening behind the (still) mud-stained windows of the many (still) closed shops of Lismore, three months after the devastating floods.
A few days ago, the former Mayor of Lismore, Jenny Dowell tweeted this rather startling observation.… Read the rest “Peeking through the windows of Lismore”
“I found myself catching a dose of Jack’s Disease”, I told Pat when she asked the other day how repairs to the family home were going. We laughed because there has been a long-term joke in my family about how much Jack swears when he does “do it yourself”.
He turned 82 this week, and the older he gets the worse the swearing has become.… Read the rest “Joyful Moments”
When my colleague Harriet, a journalist at the ABC, visited our house earlier in the week, we mentioned the leak from the nearby bitumen plant. Very quickly, she realised the significance of the story, did some investigations, organised some interviews, and had an article published on the ABC News website today, and a news report which appeared on the ABC 7.00 pm News in NSW tonight.… Read the rest “Visiting Journos”
I have never quite understood the suit jacket with jeans look. Often, they’re accompanied by cowboy boots. Call me old-fashioned, but I think if you’re gonna wear a suit jacket, I think you should wear suit pants.
You only ever see it on men in their forties or fifties who don’t seem able to make the transition from youthful to older clothing.… Read the rest “Flying Home”