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Year 11 Redux

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Thirty years ago today, Mum restaged this photo of me in my room in my school uniform.  My guess is she wanted to redo it (including turning the calendar back to Janaury) because the photo she took in January (which had probably just been developed) is out of focus (you can see it in the previous entry).  

Me in my room

Libby's 21st

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At least I think it was her 21st.  It could have been her 18th.  Anyway she decided to have a medieval themed party at Rodd Point at Dobroyd.  Twenty years ago tonight.

Libby's 21st

Libby's 21st

Libby's 21st

Libby's 21st

Shoal Bay

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Forty years ago today our family headed off for a week long stay at Shoal Bay.  I have very few memories of that trip.  I do remember the kookaburra though! (and chasing the duckling)

A few of Mum's prints (from Dad's slides) are on my Australian Holidays blog.

The flat setup

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Twenty years ago today the parents came over to visit, probably for dinner.  Mum took some photos of my flat all setup.

My flat was out the back on the ground floor
The building my flat was in

The living room all setup
My living room

The bedroom/study
My bedroom/study

Our family bought this little Datsun 120Y in March 1978.  Getting it was one of my earliest memories.  Even before we got it I remember going on a preschool excursion and driving past it in the car yard (we'd already decided on it but just hadn't picked it up yet).  I learnt to drive in that car (well officially my first drive was in a Volkswagen Passat and I drove 80km around the back roads of Condobolin in a Land Cruiser before I got my licence), but all my learning was in Red Car.  I bought my own car at the beginning of 1997, and about a year later my parents got a new car, and they gave? sold? Red Car to David.  He had a couple of years but kept it parked in the front yard because there were already two cars in the garage.  Then one day and old tree trunk fell on top of it :(:(  David had it repaired, but it was never quite the same - the chassis was probably slightly bent and he kept burning through tires due to bad wheel alignment.  In the end he got rid of it, and one of the Bargwanna sons took it to be a rally car.  

Twenty years ago tonight Mum took one last photo of it before it went away forever.

Red Car

Tamarama

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Twenty years ago today, Aida asked me to come along with her to document the state of one of her rental apartments.  This one was in Tamarama and had a wonderful view of the beach.  

Tamarama

Tamarama

Moving Day

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So twenty years ago was moving day.  I hired a 2 tonne truck, managed to reverse it up our driveway, and had a few friends come and help load and unload.  I only had a bedroom's worth of furniture to move so it wasn't very hard.

Josh helping pack

James having a breather

Loading the truck

Rainbow Lorikeets

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Twenty years ago I was now officially out of home but I still didn't have all my stuff yet, so was still getting organised back at the parents'.  One Thursday night I snapped some pics of rainbow lorikeets that Dad used to feed in the back yard.  Rainbow lorikeets are lovely little birds but sadly we don't get them in Canberra.

Lorikeets

Lorikeets

Moving out of home

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After the anniversary dinner I went and stayed the night at my new flat.  So I officially moved out of home when I was exactly twenty six and a half.  I didn't have any of my furniture yet, so spent a few nights on an inflatable mattress.  I can't remember the reasoning, maybe I didn't have my main computer, I don't know, but I remember dialling into CIA with Telix and from there telnetting to a shell to check my mail.  

With Mum and Dad in the new flat

Kaz in her new flat

Pearl

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Thirty years later.. twenty years ago today .. we took Mum and Dad out for dinner.  Being Valentine's Day trying to go somewhere nice, for four people, without a booking, was a little tricky.  But we did manage to squeeze into a place in Brighton Le Sands.

Mum and Dad on their Pearl Wedding Anniversary

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