Go to


Bottom of Page

Go to

The Motley Expeditions

Views from the Other Side

Strolls in the Bush

Travels round my Family

My Life as an Engineer

Barraba Red Hatters

Go on the Web to

Eco-Camping Australia

The Highway Wanderers Chapter of the CMCA

The Australian Skeptics

My Daughter's Blog

August 2013

Jean's Health Problem

Wednesday, 21st August 2013

Jean has been referred to a surgeon in Tamworth, Peter Gairardi who used a esophagusoscapy to check a problem she had swallowing food and medics.

He eventually decided to add a stent in her esophagus to help her.

He did remove some items and had them tested with bioscopy. The result was a suggestion that she had some cancer in her esophagus.

He referred her to Doctor Seems a famous doctor in Tamworth.

She was being cared for in the Tamworth Base Hospital. She has mow been transferred to Barraba Hospital for care. This makes it much easier for us to visit her because driving to Tamworth isn't a problem but it take lots of time and driving efforts.

She is being sent to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney next Tuesday and back next Wednesday. That is where Dr Seems used to work

Mark MacAlpine whose sister in law has cancer and he told me he had got some information from the internet about appropriate medication.

Revised: 25th August 2013

A Laundry Problem

Sunday, 11th August 2013

The weather was very clear this morning so I did a lot of laundry.

At one time about two thirds of the laundry were dry because it had been very sunny. Sadly some of the laundry didn't dry on the washing line because some clouds came across and stopped the sunshine.

I took this stuff into the living room and put them on a clothes rack I had put in front of the gas fire.

Happily these had dried quite well in a short time so I was able to take them back into the bedroom putting my stuff in my wardrobe.

In my 1st of August blog I had suggested that the winter was not staying bad.

Todays weather was very springy early in the day and turned back into winter weather in the afteroon.

My outside thermometer had recorded a warm high temperture in the morning which had dropped into a cool temperature in the afternoon because of the cloudiness.

I am looking forward to the Spring and the Summer because they will probably be very pleasant.

RedCross Branch Annual General Meeting

Sunday, 4th August 2013

Last friday, the 2nd of August we had the AGM od our Barraba Red Cross Branch.

I was impressed because the President and the Treasurer had arranged another Secretary instead of me but they nominated me as the Assistant Secretary and I was elected to that position.

I gave my card to the lady who is the new Secretary and I asked her to get in touch with me giving me her contact details so that I could negotiate with her what I should do.

I remember being the assistant Secretary of the CDC, the Tamworth Regional Council Community Development Committee, and I was congratulated by the President and the Secretary for my regular contributions.

I was amazed recently because the Tamworth Regional Council decided to change the way they were reacting to the CDC and later they cancelled our CDC and the CDCs of all the others out of Tamworth towns in the Tamworth Regional Area.

I was told that the Council was unhappy about the resolutions from the CDCs. The CDCs were subcommittees of the Council to deliver the views of the communities in these towns. I am convinced that this decision of the Council was a demonstration of its inability to do always do the right things.

The weather in Barraba is improving

Thursday, 1st August 2013

We have had fewer frosts recently and we have have some good sunny days.

Of course the winter will last just another month until the end of August but we are very happy with the reduction of the winter weather now.


Mar 2014

Feb 2014

Jan 2014

Dec 2013

Nov 2013

Oct 2013

Sept 2013

Jul 2013

Jun 2013

May 2013

Apr 2013

Mar 2013

Feb 2013

Jan 2013

Dec 2012

Nov 2012

Oct 2012

Sep 2012

Aug 2012

Jul 2012

Jun 2012

May 2012

Apr 2012

Mar 2012

Feb 2012

Jan 2012

Dec 2011

Nov 2011

Oct 2011

Sep 2011

Aug 2011

Jul 2011

Jun 2011

May 2011

Apr 2011

Mar 2011

Feb 2011

Jan 2011

Dec 2010

Nov 2010

Oct 2010

Sep 2010

Aug 2010

Jul 2010

Jun 2010

May 2010

Apr 2010

Mar 2010

Feb 2010

Jan 2010

Dec 2009

Nov 2009

Oct 2009

Sep 2009

Aug 2009

Jul 2009

Jun 2009

May 2009

Apr 2009

Mar 2009

Feb 2009

Jan 2009

Dec 2008

Nov 2008

Oct 2008

Sep 2008

Aug 2008

Jul 2008

Jun 2008

May 2008

Apr 2008

Top of Page - Next Month

Created: 16/09/12 and last revised 30/03/2014
Author: Robin Chalmers - Copyright in all the material on this site is asserted by the author.
Contact the webmaster