Blast from the past

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The mystery hikes of 1932

In 1932 five mystery hikes around Sydney were organised by the railways, with the department store F.J. Palmer and Sons as the commercial sponsor. Hikers purchased a two-shilling train ticket and joined a train from Central Station to a mystery destination. The hikes, held on Sundays, were enormously popular. The first Mystery Hike was from…

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The humble tree house

Oh, for a big old tree in the backyard and a treehouse for my kids to climb… I dream of this. Did you have one when you were young? With no suitable tree on our small urban block, we may have to settle for a land-based cubby house at our place,  but that didn’t stop me…

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Selfies through the Ages

Another day, another selfie hashtag emerges.  More recent tags  include “no makeup selfie’, “selfie after sex”, “selfie at a funeral” and today  I came across this hilarious headline: “Kim Kardashian attacked by a baby elephant while taking a selfie in Thailand”. (Don’t try that one at home, kids.) Selfie was named word of the year by…

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