Category Archives: Voyage Around My Father

title stolen from John Mortimer’s autobiography of the same name

My Father’s Wake, Part 4

A reading from his autobiography in his own voice (taken from a recording he did in his ‘Reading for the Blind’ volunteer work. Concluding with a selection of photographs from his life. Advertisements

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My Father’s Wake, Part 3

My father’s friend talking still.

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My Father’s Wake part 2

This has his friend Eric Fisher, talking about him.

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Protected: What it was really like – part 1

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Going back…

Remember the post I wrote about the first winery in WA? This one? My views about the site were closely linked with the emotions about my father, due to the property being sold at around the same time.   I … Continue reading

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Yup, getting worse

Took my dad home from the hospital today. Silver Chain (our supposed home ‘nursing’ help organisation) wouldn’t supply a hospital bed until maybe next week and wouldn’t discharge him until we had one so I went out and hired one. … Continue reading

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It keeps on not getting better

We sat around and the doctor gently filled us in on things. My brother took notes, I used a little recorder and most people wept. My poor stepmother flooded as she asked questions. My dad did ride very roughshod over … Continue reading

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