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Memories from my childhood – My first bike

There wasn’t any flat ground on our farm so I was late learning to ride a bicycle. I was aware that I was the only kid at school that couldn’t ride. When … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Memories from my childhood – Paralysis ticks

When we moved into the shed on our farm we had a sweet small dog named Rosie. I can remember Rosie lovingly following my father around while we walked up … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Memories from my childhood – 12V television

Before leaving Norway I was invited to a BBQ with 5 Norwegians and one other Australian. The Norwegians all speak perfect English and we all laughed a lot. Towards the … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Memories from my childhood – Snakes in the chook shed

It was my job to feed our chooks (hens, rooster and chicks) every afternoon, clean the water bowl, collect the eggs, lock the chooks into the chook shed every evening … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Memories from my childhood – Warm milk

I distinctly remember visiting my ‘town’ grandparents (one set of grandparents lived in town and the other set lived on a farm) and being excited when the milk delivery arrived. … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Memories from my childhood – Walnuts and molasses

When I was a child we had a second farm, about five hours drive from our home. Because of the bad drought we couldn’t sell the farm so instead we let … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Memories from my childhood – Cool Dude

When my parents took a big financial risk to buy our farm they already owned a house in town and a small farm in very marginal country five hours drive … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Memories from my childhood – Land Rover 

When we moved to the farm we had a Sigma car designed for driving in town. The entrance track connecting our farm to the highway was rough and included 3 creek crossings … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Memories from my childhood – Snake in the shed

Living in a shed in the bush, so close to the forest meant that we were surrounded by the typical native animals of the Sydney Basin. We had a cleared section … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Memories from my childhood – Name tshirts 

Do you remember The Goodies tv show? I watched it in black and white as a kid. It was so silly and funny to me. I wonder what adult jokes I … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment