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Climbing! Are you still up there?

It seems like a lifetime ago … and in many ways it was. Attending Outward Bound's Moray Sea School, back in 1965, was an important hold point and wake-up call in my character moulding. · This wasn't through any proactive choice of mine, but as a consequence of being thrown a lif ...

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Strawberry Fields Forever

The fruits of our labour … literallyWell the Beatles may have thought that Strawberry Fields were “nothing to get hung about”, but at least from May to October each year, the call of the tasty strawberry draws folks from all around, as if the ripeness of these fields will indeed ...

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Call Me!

Do you remember how we used to call our friends and family back in the day? A catch-up call, once a week or so, was what I’d give my mum when I moved to the Big Smoke (London) from the then semi-remoteness of north-east Scotland. This was to let her know that I was still in the l ...

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Was that You?

Why do we get so indignant when someone lets one rip, cuts the cheese, blows off, does a bum burp, hits 7.4 on the rectum scale, drops their guts, squeaks one out, steps on a duck, lets one off, or simply fluffs? · And why is it so hilarious when we backfire, but so horribly offe ...

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In Praise of the Engineer

When you ask me my favourite all time engineer,  · There's none, on their own, top the list, let's be clear,  · So many achievers have brought such a lot,  · Da Vinci, then Stephenson, Ford, Bell and Watt,  · No Telford, MacAdam or IK Brunel,  · Would make our roads dull and 'les ...

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If You Must Talk Work!

So we've already established that you're a workaholic. · You have Egyptian mummy syndrome … you just can't unwind. · You're seriously dedicated to working your ass off. You have no hobbies, no sense of humour, and the last time you took the day off it was to surf … yeah, surf t ...

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Poops Peeps Perplexedly at the New beBee

My dad's been reminding me that it's been a while since I put beak to keyboard and said high to all you busy bee peoples out there again. My dad says that so many of the busy bee peoples, to whom I used to talk while cleaning my feathers, have gone to ‘greener past yours’. · I'm ...

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Porsh, Porshuh, or Just Too Damned Posh?

I opened my Friday edition of ‘The Australian’ broadsheet newspaper. · This hard copy print is something I rarely purchase due in part to today's ‘modern’ era flood of digitised news by various SM platforms, newsletters and unsubscribed sneaky brainwashing articles, poorly disgu ...

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@Javier 🐝 CR · asked for feedback on additional beBee improvements, in comment #31 of this post here: · https://it.bebee.com/producer/how-can-we-improve-bebee · I figured that my response would be too long for a condensed comment, and so, this post is designed to fit the bill, e ...

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Queensland Quay is Quintessentially Quandamooka

Let me tell you how a recent Sunday afternoon stroll along Wynnun Jetty unexpectedly turned into a journey of cultural awareness. · Not so long ago we took the opportunity to take the short ferry trip across Moreton Bay to ‘Straddie’ (North Stradbroke Island) and were introduced ...

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Feeling Good ... but

"It's a new dawn · It's a new day · It's a new life · For me · And I'm feeling good." · Michael Bublé summed up the new beBee platform for me with his “Feeling Good” lyrics. Things may have taken many of us by surprise, initially, but it seems that @Javier 🐝 CR is coming good, bi ...

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Just You and Me and Café beBee

Fed up with all those work-related marketing posts? ‘How to listicles’ getting you down? Want to chuckle your way through the end of the day and destress? · Well why not put your feet up and relax with fellow storytellers as we share a few laughs with some wit and banter?  · Tell ...

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5 months ago

Three Strikes and You’re Out?

As we all get used to the differences between the old and new beBee website, there’s one burning question that springs to mind.  · Now the hives have disappeared and we have to start again with groups, are we still limited to publishing on three locations only?  · Hence, if we ha ...

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What happened to the hives?

I just commented on a new buzz but when I came to share, I found the hives had totally gone. Am I missing something? · Then there’s my wall (or home page) which is flooded with old buzzes posted by Javier and has become so long that I can’t find anything, because I can no longer ...

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Opinions Vary, and That's a Fact

What is the truth and can we handle it? · We live in a world where knowledge/data/news is now so relatively easy to access that information overload can form an impediment in even a simple search for additional clarification. How often does it become obvious that our search for c ...

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A Special Visitor

I was in my early teens and mad keen on traditional Scottish music. That night was one of many when I sat cloistered indoors, learning to play the side drum as a participant in the Boys’ Brigade Pipe Band. This was to be a training ground, as it happened, for my later participati ...

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Because There's No Planet B

I read more than I retain, but nevertheless, I've always had the approach that if you spend enough time reading, then something will always stick. · Furthermore, when you get to my age, it would be fair to think that perhaps a lot has stuck, except for the indisputable fact that ...

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7 months ago

A Host of ... What?

Billy Wordsworth was, and still is, a well qualified technician with a passion for history, as it happens, but more on his passion later. · He had worked throughout his whole career, until last year, for that former icon of the Australian car industry, Holden, as had his father ...

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8 months ago

A Day Out with Ginger

No, I’m not talking about Nicole Kidman, Ginger Rogers, old US mate with the dead ginger cat as a coiffure, or a host of auburn hair coloured, pale skinned and freckled, lovely people, who we Aussies delight in teasingly referring as ‘rangas’ (after the orang-utang). I'm talking ...

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8 months ago

Australia Day or Invasion Day?

I write this on 26 January as the sun starts to set on another auspicious day for some of my fellow Australians, yet a day of mourning for so many others. · 'Australia Day' marks the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet into Port Jackson, New South Wales in 1788, along ...

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