Category Archives: Thea

Fifty years ago – a celebration of life.

Today it is fifty years since I left home! I was inspired to travel because my Pop (grandfather) and my Uncle Paul were travelling when I was a little girl and there was always great excitement when a postcard or … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings 2013 from the Stainsby’s

This must be the 7th year that you have not received a Christmas card from the Stainsby’s. Instead we have vowed to provide a donation in lieu of buying the cards and postage stamps. As I look back on previous … Continue reading

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A Winter Solstice Walk

It’s hard to beat a walk along the beach on a crisp and clear winter’s day.  Today we walked from Sandy to Brighton Baths, and back – a 10 km walk. Birds of all types were out – dive bombing … Continue reading

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Water Water Everywhere

Hayden’s newest iPhone project is an app for Ben Kay’s Water project (refer:  If This Is A Blog Then What’s Christmas). Drinking water is a must for me, I don’t feel well when I am dehydrated. I really hate buying … Continue reading

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Eldy – empowering our older family and friends

A good part of my computer career has been working in cutting edge technology. My first job as a computer operator was in the days when “computer” was a magic word.  I loved showing family and friends around the Control … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up – 2010

 What happens when you are not rushing off to work every day? You notice that this could be cleaned and that could be cleaner and oh… look at that over there, it needs a dust. And so that was how … Continue reading

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Christmas letter 2009

It is a little after Christmas, but here is our Christmas letter… This will be a very different letter to the ones you have received over the last few years. For one it will be much shorter. [Thea: that didn’t … Continue reading

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Christmas preparations

It has been hard preparing for Christmas this year – just Bruce & me. This is the first Christmas we have truely been on our own. But Dotty has gone, Matt is in the Middle East, Phil has Krysti & … Continue reading

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