Archive - April 2018

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Gold Coast dreaming of swimming pools
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An end of season ode to Petersham Pool

Gold Coast dreaming of swimming pools

On the Gold Coast last week to go to the Commonwealth Games, I was 10 again and in seventh heaven¬†spotting pools from our hotel balcony on the 22nd floor. When I cooled off in the Avani pool, the lights reflecting gold across the water, I was 13 and reliving my excitement the first time I[…]

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An end of season ode to Petersham Pool

Since you closed yesterday for the winter months, I have been thinking about the things I will miss like walking towards you through Petersham Park, past the camphor laurels where the butcher birds sing. The ‘good mornings’ from fellow regulars, Peter, Gerard, Roger, Nick, Hugh and Michelle, and random chats at your shallow end. Being[…]

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