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Short stories from the heart…about life, family and local history, people, places and food.


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Defying winter in Germany: Plants, culture, new life

APRIL 13, 2022 I LIFE

Snow angels in Cottbus: The reunion (Part 1)

MARCH 17, 2022 I PEOPLE

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A lock of hair: A treasured keepsake

JANUARY 20, 2018 I FAMILY HISTORY

Apple Tree Creek World War I Roll of Honour

NOVEMBER 9, 2018 I PLACES

My mother’s schooldays: Rannes, the 3Rs and much more

NOVEMBER 24, 2021 I FAMILY HISTORY

A deadly disease: Rannes, Queensland in the 1920s and 1930s

MARCH 26, 2020 I LIFE

My mother’s 1949 spiced meatloaf: Home cooking in post-war Australia

MAY 28, 2020 I FOOD

Betty Anderson: 100 years of gratitude and loving service

SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 I PEOPLE

WHAT READERS SAY

Dear Judith – what a gift you have you bring it all to life. I must confess I haven’t read all your writings but felt compelled to read this one, this very night. Thank you. I was absolutely delighted to see my precious mother’s name mentioned, Patricia Sales as she was, as having come off her horse on the way to school at age 9. She married our darling Dad and became Harold Muller’s wife in 1941. You and your husband Tony knew my Dad and I remember how very fond he was of you both. God Bless you dear Judy.

SHIRLEY BANKS
On My mother’s schooldays: Rannes, the 3Rs and much more, November 25, 2021

Loved your description of those years of your life and the role played by your mother. I was born in Rocky in 1946 and my childhood and my memories mirror very much what you have described. We, however, had a gas range, the “Early Kooka” and mum’s culinary “bible” was one written by Amy Schauer. … Mum was a wonderful cook and I have very fond memories of her culinary offerings. … Your prose evoked many fond memories; thank you.

JOHN ROBINS
On My mother’s 1949 spiced meatloaf: Home cooking in post-war Australia, May 28, 2020

What a beautiful memorial story you have written in honour of your Aunt Thyra Grace. A lovely little girl she was and such a shock to all the family for her to die so suddenly. A grief that lasts forever.

ISABEL FLYNN
On A lock of hair: A treasured keepsake, January 20, 2019

Thank you for a delightful, as was interesting read. Given it is fifty years since I wandered around all over that region of Queensland, I have come to look forward to your essays…enjoying the updated perspective.

GRAHAM COFFEY
On Back to the Barcoo: Stonehenge and Jundah, October 30, 2020

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