8 SEPTEMBER 2011 : PATHWAYS TO OTHER PLACES.

Next week, I am heading South to Sydney to vacation in my brother’s home while he’s in the U.K. Straight down the Pacific Highway for hundreds of kilometres. A couple of weeks of City Living coming up. In the meantime, I am taking today at home alone. The Path I am taking today is one of moving through my various Blogs and seeing what condition they are in and maybe doing some yaaning about them with you.

THE BLOGS

 
LYNNE SANDERS-BRAITHWAITE
an elderwoman researching from a cottage
http://nellibell49.wordpress.com/
 
appletons_02

Been going since 2008, this one has. It was my main blog for a long time and now I tend to just PRESS THIS for sites that take my attention and most of my personal stuff goes into my ON THE BENCH . site.

She’s up over 21,000 hits is this one. I call it my nellibell49 blog.

   
NELLIBELLINGEN
nellibell49 in urunga, bellingen, repton, raleigh and environs
http://nellibellingen.wordpress.com/
 
guru

I started this one in April 2010 when I moved back to the Bellingen Shire which I had left 9 years before for adventures further North. Its an eclectic and erratic gathering of Bello stuff, sites, observations, etc with images. Its tied into the nellibell in bellingen Facebook Page.

She’s a slow mover and one of the smaller ones.

   
SIXTY EYES 2011 VISION
here’s looking at you, babe. the second myriad.
http://sixtyeyes.wordpress.com/
 
seals4_thumb

This one is my photograph album. Its one of my favourites. A lot of people liked it at first but not so much now. I am purely a timid photographer with a wee fujifilm camera. Nevertheless, I like the SIXTY EYES site. I have a lot of shots of our area here in Bellingen Shire as well as up on the Tweed and Clarence Rivers and down in Sydney. Some of the New England as well. Armidale and Waterfall Way in particular.

Purely amateur but as personally meaningful as any other photo album.

I’m into the 2nd 10,000 hits on this one. I have had difficulty finding a template I like and am making do for the moment. The perfect one will be along soon.

   
PEARLY SHELLS
for every grain of sand upon the beach I’ve got a kiss for you.
http://pearlyshellsurunga.wordpress.com/
 
SUSAN

This site I started last year when we knew my sister would not survive the lung cancer.  It looks all wrong at the moment. I shall choose another theme as soon as I have written this little blurb. I posted a music  video and a pic most of the time. Things I thought might help her as she grew weaker and less able to do things. I think that time came before my site could help at all but it helps me now.

Bear with me as I look for a more beautiful theme for her site.

  DONE ! That looks a lot prettier and whimsical as well.
LYNNE BELL SANDERS

TRACING HER ANCESTRY

http://lynnesheritage.wordpress.com/

 
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This is a 61, 000 hits site. One of my first. It has led me to some excellent places and people and clarified my own understanding of who I am. There has been one death and one birth very close to me since I started the Heritage site.

I am still using the theme I began with but I might update it fairly soon. Not tonight.

   
MELINDA KENDALL

19th-century Australian writer, pioneer, teacher. The site of the rambling research of Mr Knox’s offsider.
http://melindakendall.wordpress.com/
 
emily-kendall

The 2nd monster site of mine (58,000+ hits) and looking at it just now, I see that it really needs a revamp as well.

I began it way back in Brisbane in 2007/2008  as research for a partner’s PhD.  It also rambles and roams as does my heritage site.

The Kendalls and Co are far more reticent than my own family.  There are some top sites on this blog esp concerned with Colonial History and Poetry and its led me to the Clarence for a year, down to the Illawarra and into the TROVE.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

   

IZZY FOREAL – UNOFFICIALLY.
A FIGMENT OF YOUR IMAGINATION.
http://izzyforeal.wordpress.com/

 
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DISCLAIMER: IZZY ASKS ME TO TELL YOU THAT THIS SITE IS NOT WRITTEN BY HIM OR MAINTAINED BY HIM. IN DOING SO, HE GREATLY ENDANGERS THE PRIMARY RELATIONSHIP IN HIS LIFE BUT AH ! WHAT THE HEY ?

A wee blog of my life with Izzy. A bit unloved at the moment.

   
NORTHERN BELLES
PERPETUAL CALENDAR
http://northernbelles.wordpress.com/
 
BUTTERFLY

One of my slow moving little calendars. I like it which is what matters to me. Obscure quotes and images taken by me or my kinfolk.

Its an oldish blog and its pretty and its Australian in imagery and universal in the text.

   
 SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES

WORDS AND PICTURES, WANDA, JUST MIGHT FIX THIS HEART OF MINE. SIT. LOOK. READ. THINK

http://silverthreadsgoldenneedles.wordpress.com/

 
SWEET BELLO

Nearing the 20,000 hits. A blog of quotes and images. Lots from the obscure pages found in the INTERNET ARCHIVE.

I don’t like the current theme and will get back to it as well. Maybe next week in Sydney.

 

   
THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
http://theoldproverbialrecovery.wordpress.com/
 
3rd headland

Another one which is over the first myriad. Once again, proverbs, quotes etc combined with Australian Images and a recovery focus. It’s a lovely one this one and people seem to like it.

I have some good links to other sites and some good RSS as well.

   
BRUCE SANDERS

2/3 PIONEER BATTALION 2 AIF: A SOLDIER’S LETTERS HOME
http://brucesanders.wordpress.com/

LAZ

This is the site I make for my father. It’s a 5000 hit job and a bit of a specialist interest. Its also another one which has been up in the same theme for a few years and has been left rather unattended by me. Time to add it to the list of blogs to work on.

My dad wanted to reach the people of his battalion but died before the Net became so available. I think he would be tickled with this and with the feedback we get from Pioneer families and on the 2/3 Pioneer Facebook Page.

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