Post holiday blues

For the first time that I can remember, I’ve suffered from post holiday blues. As a full-time worker (and later a PhD candidate) I never experienced such lethargy. The end of holidays always meant I was refreshed, ready to get on with the next  thing. Even short breaks were energising. Often, my holiday notebook would bulge …

Holiday with a difference

The Dowerin Bed and Breakfast and its guests have been at my mercy for over a week. This old woman has masqueraded as the boss, while my sister, Elizabeth, and her husband, Peter, are overseas on holidays. This is a diary of the week. Dowerin is at the cross roads to a number of important places. There are many responsibilities when you live in …

Booklovers’ surprise

The quaint Hampton Arms Inn in Company Road, two kilometres south-west of the Greenough Hamlet, is one of only a handful of Australian colonial hotels that has survived from the nineteenth century. Opened in 1863, not long after the Greenough Front Flats were first settled, the building retains all of its original architecture and form, with a …

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