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Dear old Dad

Astor knew her father was not a great man. A great general, perhaps, but never a great man. She’d told him many times that one day she was going to be as good of a general as him, sometimes he laughed, sometimes he merely grunted. 569 more words

Land of the burning sun

The sun burned, she muttered prayers and the bag on her back grew heavier. Still she persisted. The orange earth was cracked and dry, spindly brown brush clawing their way to the sun. 448 more words

What Next For The Astor Sisters?

News today that CMV Travel & Leisure Group has purchased Pacific Eden from Carnival Corporation to summer for Transocean Kreuzfahrten in Germany and winter in Australia. 183 more words



According to the Fremantle Ports ‘shipping movement’ this morning the Queen Mary II was scheduled to departure at 5.30pm, but after an hour and a half of waiting the cruise liner had not moved from berth. 50 more words

Western Australia

My Pleasure Spots

I was recently on a date with a very attractive man from South Africa. I find the SA accent so irresistible that even if Mr. Cape Town here looked like a blobfish and dressed like a clown, I would have blindfolded myself and gone on the date just to hear the man speak for a few hours. 1,469 more words


6th December 1919. The Rights of Women.

With the passing of the 1919 Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act woman had a statutory right to be MP.s, jurors, and JP.s.

Today on December 6 the much respected Coalition Unionist Member, Nancy Viscountess Astor  became the first woman to take her seat after being elected on 28th November 1919  for the Sutton constituency of Plymouth. 540 more words