Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery in northern France

August  2017 Muriel and I were privileged to visit Villiers Bretenoux and the  Australian National Memorial.  On the walls  the battle honours awarded to the Australian Imperial Force for service on the Western Front between 1916 and 1918.  Beneath these inscriptions are the names of more than 10,700 Australians who died in France and have ‘no …

La Boheme – on Sydney Harbour – Mrs Macquaries Point

Last week I flew to Sydney from Melbourne to catch up with my sister Paula, daughter Sarah and nieces Rachael and Penny.  Paula, Penny and Rachael flew to Sydney from Perth. We arrived on the Tuesday, I flew via Virgin and Paula and crew flew Qantas.  I hadn't told Paula who I was flying with …