Kathleen Swinbourne

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Apr 18 2013

Are country towns better than cities at maintaining their heritage?

I was reading an article this morning about heritage, and valuing our past, and that’s when it hit me. That’s what I really love about so many of the Australian country towns that I’ve been through. They seem to have found a way to value and preserve their heritage, and integrate it into their present.

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Apr 15 2013

Setting up for the next trip

Doc is making drawers for the back of my ute. I’m not sure if this is because I keep suggesting that taking the Cruiser away would be much more practical, or in spite of it!

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Apr 09 2013

Two Sheilas in a Ute – we’re off again!

Planning is underway for the next great Two Sheilas in a Ute outback adventure. Helen has another couple of months off work, so we’re heading out. This time most likely to Uluru. I say most likely, because one of the objectives of the trip is to get out of the cold, and believe me, it …

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Apr 05 2013

City girls in the bush

On my last outback trip to Broken Hill I was lucky enough to be interviewed by ABC rural radio. Here’s the link to the story.  While this was done a while ago, it’s the first time I’ve heard it. I hope you enjoy it! City girls turn to twitter for help on road trip by …

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Apr 04 2013

Bad landlord stories

I bet every renter has a bad landlord story! I have rented for all of my adult life, apart from a short time as a property owner during my first marriage. Over that period, as you can imagine, I have had some good landlords and some bad ones. When my kids were still at school …

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Apr 02 2013

Kangaroos drinking at the Darling River, Menindee

Now that everybody is back at work after Easter, and probably stressing out, here’s a calming video for you. I took this at what was the most amazing campsite I think I’ve ever stayed at – in the Kinchega National Park on the Darling River at Menindee Lake.

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