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Gold Coast dreaming of swimming pools
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Fruit compotes, coco pops and 1970s motel pools

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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Fruit compotes, coco pops and 1970s motel pools

Every January when my family holidayed on the NSW north or south coast we didn’t travel far enough to stop overnight so we never got the chance to stay in a motel, like the El Dorado at Surfers Paradise where my parents spent their honeymoon. That is, until 1975, when for the first time we[…]

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