The First Tuesday in November

Greetings Border Emigrants, South Australians are not going to Victoria anytime soon and Vics are not coming here yet, not even the footballers! Our Premier has spoken and at this point it seems sensible to agree! So many of us have family and friends in Victoria it is a wrench to be separated from them […]

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To see a dentist is enjoyable

Greetings Adventurers This week I went to the dentist. It was fantastic! An actual consult; faces behind masks; eyes that blink, voices lacking the dampened timbre of telecommunication – at long last, human expression! While I sat and waited for my appointment I had a silent chuckle at the exuberance of some of the children’s […]

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“I am a Lumberjack and I am OK…” as Pythons would say

Greetings Sentient Beings Always extraordinary, abounding with creatures and vistas that simply take your breath away, the world in which we currently find ourselves is becoming increasingly astonishing. Thus, I will refrain from ‘mentioning the war,’ in order to protect someone but am having serious doubts about the likelihood of dead parrots surviving once someone […]

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Reconciliation Week

Greetings Fellow Inhabitants With unintended irony and also distress, I write during Reconciliation Week in Australia (27th May – 3rd June) as the USA tears itself apart. By the time you receive this week’s diary Reconciliation Week  will have passed however, it is appropriate that Gallery One acknowledges this national celebration of Australia’s First People. […]

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Autumn is my favourite Adelaide season

Greetings Gardenians For perhaps the most wondrous works of art are collaborations between gardeners & nature or when nature wings it, exquisitely alone. Artists are inherently connected to nature – the very tools of art derive from the earth and plants: dyes, stains, colours, textures, brush, pencil. Weavers, painters, embroiderers, carpet makers all embrace nature’s […]

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The Art of Assemblage

Greetings Planetarians, Our thoughts this week centre on The USA and their unfortunate circumstances. (hand on heart, I will not mention politics) Front line workers world over face a terrible situation and have shown courage and tenacity, humanity and professionalism throughout this crisis. Currently, those workers in New York seem especially burdened and need our […]

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Limericks Approach and Limericks Competition

Greetings Gallerians This week A friend and I came to the woeful realisation that we are afflicted with a severe case of the now common, Mush-Brain. To alleviate symptoms, we have taken to composing and sending each other limericks – well, about any/everything. While I will not go so far as to suggest limericks approach […]

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