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Well, it seems like my last blog was the catalyst for a massive tirade against me that almost ruined one of the best things I had going for a while. So thorough, one sided, hateful and spiteful was this attack against my moral and personal nature, that I have had to cancel the remainder of my trip in favour of returning to America to build some bridges and mend some relationships with second parties ...
... lounge for non 'club' members are pretty spartan. (We bought some mini bottles of Y bubbly and some red. Not on the bubbly. Share it with someone. You'll not want a full glass. And yes, that's a criticism.) Note. If you ARE one of the 'club members', I dislike you. Well. Unless I'm your plus one, then I think you are the greatest humanitarian living. The flight was delayed. More than once. The gate was changed. ...
... drinks, lots of laughs.
Next day up and off to Marion shopping mall, where I had a very new haircut, shaved on one side and at the back, then very short all over except for the fringe, which we experimented with and for the day, decided to sit it up of my face, can wear it down or up as the mood takes me.
had our dental appointments, never really like going there, but gotta happen if I want to keep chewing food. Both only needed a clean and check, ...
... it so hard to leave this island. I'm torn in half by so many ways 6 months gone, 6 months ahead; Australia here and the new land of New Zealand ahead; the known vs the unknown. I stick to Xavier and "follow the sun, which way the wind blows, when this day is done. Breath in the air, set my intentions, dream with care. Tomorrow is a new day for everyone. A brand new moon, a brand new sun..." Soundtrack: I have to nominate three artists for this country. It gets harder by the month ...
... the mid-20th Century migration and housing migrants in hostels. For many it wasn't the start in Australia that they expected, some camps appearing not too dissimilar to those seen in prisoner of war camps.
A short distance from the Museum is Elder Park, which incidentally was home to one of these migration camps (no sign remains today other than a commemorative plaque). A beautiful park with palms and views of some lovely old architecture, it made ...
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