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Scotland Island for sale

The end of a memorable era …lots of wonderful memories …and lots of Island friends. Lots of work preparing house for sale – but its done and looks fantastic.                      

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Wow its a Platypus – in Tweed Landcare Newsletter

This article appeared in the Tweed Landcare February Newsletter Wow, it’s a platypus!   by  Jenni and Grahame Cover             New binoculars …it is dawn and the river babbling …it’s abundance of native birds are calling.

Posted in Rous River

Raising the Flag at RousHouse April 2015

Our first flag …present from Rex & Myles …the Isle of Man. Proper flag-raising ceremony! ..during rainy Easter.        

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My Rous river rock collection

Too many precious stones for verandah …now fairy rings around the oak tree.                         Our masked lapwing residents (plovers) clearly enjoy the fairies! This is their favourite spot in the

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Chillingham Choir Christmas Party

The Chillingham Voices Choir holds its Christmas party each year in early January – most sensible! This year it was on Friday Jan 8th. A great night – wonderful performances by many choir members and a delicious dinner at interval.

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New Years Eve – Great Birthday

New years eve 2015 was a wonderful, memorable birthday. Began with delicious breakfast cooked by Myles, Jane, Rex, Jemma. Then birthday cake cooked by Grahame. Finale – New Years Eve Masked Party at RousHouse …our house-warming party. No mask –

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First Christmas at RousHouse

A full house for our first Christmas at RousHouse. Myles, Jane and Bob the kelpie arrived Dec 24th by car; Hugh and Matt flew in from Pittsburgh Dec 25th; Rex and Jemma flew in from Sydney Dec 26th. Christmas day

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Frogs on the deck

Some of our frogs

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A bird landed on our deck

This beautiful bird – probably a juvenile rose-crowned fruit-dove crashed into our deck railing. Stunned for a while – but flew off happily. Beautiful yellow chest (not quick enough to get picture).

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My best friend at school

Sadly Marg took her last breath in November 2015. She fought fiercely to the end against cancer that spread through her body. She didn’t want a funeral. Instead I received this lovely invitation from John, her husband. DEAR FAMILY &

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Platypus in Rous River Chillingham

      Photos taken Nov 18th 7pm                     Lots of Turtles too

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RousHouse August

The autumn garden bursts straight into spring … oblivious of winter! New leaves appear though autumn hues stay Poppies are on their way. The vege garden is a sight to behold, Greens, herbs, potatoes, carrots and more An owl came

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RousHouse June 2015

In April it rained and rained and rained – our small river became a roaring sea. At midnight a sight to behold but next day just a tale to be told. A calf was lucky to be born next day.

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The House on the Rous

We’ve moved to ‘RousHouse’ – the house on the Rous …river. An elegant stone house, beautiful and well-designed …but there is more, much more. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, it embraces and holds a potent energy. A

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Old news

Singing with Leichhardt Espresso Choir. John Rutter’s Gloria and Dan Walker new compositions at St James Church Sunday Oct 12th 5-6pm First rogaine at Lake Macquarie great fun. Won 2 medals. Myles and Rex equal first in Pie-bake-athon

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