Christmas in the land of Oz

Christmas in the land of Oz

Christmas Day arrives usually in the presence of brilliant sunshine, tweeting birds and the sounds of excited children who have opened their presents from Santa much too early.

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Terrific photos and insight into Christmas 'down under'. I think I could do with a bit of that sunshine, that's for sure! Thank yo... Read More
Sunday, 24 January 2016 17:35
Guest — Beverly Shaw
Well, it hardly seems possible that we are close to the end of January 2016. After focusing on Christmas in Oz, we are now to cel... Read More
Monday, 25 January 2016 02:03
Guest — Carole Aveley, Brisbane West
Beautiful Bev, well done. That is an excellent picture of the festivities in Australia. I am enjoying the season in Cape Town. Las... Read More
Monday, 21 December 2015 06:40
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Feisty mothers and daughters dance and ululate the night away

Feisty mothers and daughters dance and ululate the night away

One of our members has a daughter in a Zazu tribal dance group, so it was suggested that, for a slightly different meeting, we could invite them to entertain us one evening.

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Liz Valette
Oh what fun!! These ladies look absolutely fabulous in their costumes. I'm one of those people who can't sit still when the music ... Read More
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 19:34
Guest — Josephine
Yes I would have joined in too! What lovely costumes too which must add fluidity to moves. I love to dance and there have been se... Read More
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 21:36
Marilyn Vigurs
This comment is a bit belated, but thank you for sharing and please invite the Trentham group along next time. It looks and sound... Read More
Monday, 21 March 2016 23:34
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Big Read 2015 book reviews

Big Read 2015 book reviews

The Big Read book list for 2015 was put forth by NWR's Grantham group in keeping with the 2015 theme of Democracy, Liberty and Human Rights. Here are the reviews from our members...

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Thank you letter to Gladstone's Library from our Short Story Competition winner

Thank you letter to Gladstone's Library from our Short Story Competition winner

Thank you for the wonderful prize of two nights' stay at Gladstone Library. I wasn't sure what to expect but it exceeded any expectations I might have had.

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Guest — Julie Berry
I want to stay there myself. .. even more now.
Monday, 23 November 2015 13:13
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From strangers to friends

From strangers to friends

It is nearly five years since my husband and I took the unusual step of inviting strangers into our home for a weekend of cultural exchange, and we’re glad we did. Through a small charity called HOST we have welcomed some delightful international students from across the world and had the unique opportunity to learn about other countries and cultures from the people who grew up in them.

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Liz Valette
I can imagine their excitement of visiting the National Trust's Blickling Hall. I visited for the first time this summer, staying ... Read More
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 13:54
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