Category Archives: Winter

Sights and Sounds of Ireland Part 2

RTE Lyric FM and Waiting for Cows After a short stop in Dublin in August 2014, I picked up a hire car and headed  ‘for the hills’. As I crisscrossed central Ireland over the next two weeks, I knew it … Continue reading

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There’s something about shuffling off this mortal coil

One of the greatest legacies my dad gave me was a sense of humour. Unfortunately, our time together was relatively short; he died in 1974 when I was 17. However, it was long enough to instil in me a love … Continue reading

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Curiouser and Curiouser

When I was about 10 or 11 I had a growth spurt. My arms, hands, feet and legs telescoped out of their sockets. But unlike Alice, in Alice in Wonderland, I couldn’t blame my growth on a cake labelled EAT … Continue reading

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Back to the Main Drain – Cora Lynn, Vervale and Iona

My cousin, Howard, and his mum, Muriel WINTER* (nee FALLON) kindly offered to take me on a tour of the old sites of my grandparents: For Mum’s side, the WINTER family—Cora Lynn, Vervale and Iona farms, and, for Dad’s side, … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Early place names in Victoria can bamboozle you. In the 1840s, my maternal great great grandfather Edward WINTER, or Eddie, as I like to call him, lived in a couple of places that required a bit of lateral thinking to … Continue reading

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98 today…..well, she would have been

Mum would have been 98 today. To honour her memory I’ve dedicated my first post, in my first blog, to her, Teresa Bernadette WINTER (1917-2010). Mum, known as Berna, was born on the 28th October 1917 at 93 Station St., … Continue reading

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