After a spontaneous getaway to Paradise to crash Helen’s street party, we’re back in sunny Enngonia and counting down the days. Continue reading “Merry Christmas 2014”
Second outback posting
Now you see it! Now you don’t! Now you do!
For those of you, who’ve never seen a river run, it’s pretty amazing stuff! Continue reading “Now you see it! Now you don’t! Now you do!”
Murphy’s Law seems to have followed us from house to house for as long as we can remember, with events ranging from the insignificant: there’s no bed in your hospital room and the student nurse tells you that you’re her second admission (ever!) and then proceeds to write the wrong information on your chart – to the mildly worrying: a fierce storm rips up sections of the highway and blows it away like pieces of paper, leaving you contemplating how to get past the roadblock in order to commence work that day – to the ridiculous: Kaye’s name gets taken off the electoral roll for “sedition and treason” (not a good look for a polling place manager!). Continue reading “Mistakes Happen”
It occurs to me that I haven’t updated you on Fulla’s mural – which is nearing completion. When Kaye and Lynn were given approval by one of the Indigenous elders, the school students’ art mural (of hand prints) was completed and now hangs on the police station corrugated fence wall alongside Fulla’s mural. Continue reading “Catch up”
This is a quick, no actually long, no make that very long email continuing in the vein of “if it can go wrong, it will”. So for the sake of everyone’s sanity, a warning that you may want to stop reading now and go straight to the photos. Continue reading “Farewell Enngonia”
What about the Project?
It’s been a few months since we re-settled in Paradise and after making good use of Gumtree to rid our house of excess furniture, crockery, cutlery etc it soon felt as if we’ d never left.
Still, there are always fond memories of people and places that won’t be forgotten and we feel richer for the whole experience.
The Cenotaph has been constructed and with the extra funding from the second successful grant application, the fence, honour boards and display cabinets have completed the project. While I was disappointed that we couldn’t make the inaugural ANZAC Day ceremony, it was an honour to be involved in securing the funds that will ensure that the WWI service personnel of Enngonia and surrounds will not be forgotten. Here are some photos of the Cenotaph as it’s evolved.