Mum as a grandmother in later years holding Clare my middle child

Mum as a grandmother in later years holding Clare my middle child

I also write about slightly different experiences that the bush gives us, like the strength of family, local community and particular bush characters.

Unfortunately most people won’t have experienced the positives that this natural environment holds, but you know that’s OK too – because we have moved on and things are different now –nothing stays the same.

I write for example, about my Mum as correspondence school teacher who taught her own four children for 22 years of correspondence schooling in the bush, without any mod cons, who used to require her students to address her as “Mrs Jones” in class, along with all the other imaginary school friends.

And thus my work is very much more relevant to a city based readership also, to enrol them into the bush experiences, so that they can better understand just what is/was involved out there in a very different environment, that most have not experienced. We all used to travel to “the farm” for the long weekend or Easter, but for all sorts of reasons – that doesn’t happen that much anymore.

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