This is for both Neil’s Second Decade and Neil’s Sydney Photo Blog. See also Family stories 3 — About the Whitfields: from convict days. There’s quite a contrast between the Shellharbour my father and mother met in and Shellharbour today. Shellharbour 1917 Contrast the aerial view (1930) and the latest Google Earth image. The place […]
Tomorrow the last of the Kiama posts goes up on my photo blog; then there are a few of Shellharbour, now basically a suburb of Wollongong/Port Kembla. This is where my father was born and where my mother and father married. Here is a nice summer pic taken at Shellharbour last Tuesday.
The most popular post here in 2012 was Sniffing out the swamp then looking up…. (August 2012). You may view my WordPress Annual Report. Crunchy numbers 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 49,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 11 Film […]
Today is not only the end of the month but the end of the third quarter of 2012. Where does it all go? Well, time for stats for the third quarter of 2012. I will look at the month of September tomorrow. On this blog: Home page / Archives 3,977 views since 1 July 2012 […]
My template has been remarkably stable lately, but as you can see I am trying WordPress’s newest now. It is meant to be more readable and cleaner than the last one, pretty as that was. It has been a good month for this blog, already 1,000 more hits than July, according to WordPress. The photo […]
I see I have a tag here for nostalgia but I have rather neglected it, as I am sure far more posts would qualify – all The Shire ones for starters! Compare those with yesterday’s post. Not sure how old those are, but suspect the 1930s or 1940s… There are still patches that are little […]
I think it really is about our own mortality. PIANO By D.H. Lawrence Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me; Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings And pressing the small, poised feet of a […]