Lightning visit from Mildura

Bryan Hemming

DSCN7180 Castilnovo Tower – Conil beach
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A copy of The Dura arrived at our home the other day. Not an unusual occurrence in Mildura, I expect. But the homely-sounding town that bears a name conjuring up an image of a loveable old lady in a hand-knitted cardigan, sipping tea from a china cup, is on the other side of the world from here.

Mildura lies on the banks of the Murray River in Australia’s state of Victoria, which, apart from being the name of an overrated sponge cake, really was at least one overbearing old lady’s name. And still is. Despite her passing. Though she wasn’t quite so loveable according to some accounts. Not as loveable as Mildura, that is. Though I don’t know how loveable Mildura is. Or is not. Having never visited.

Not that old ladies are born old, even though it does…

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3 thoughts on “Lightning visit from Mildura

  1. “But the homely-sounding town that bears a name conjuring up an image of a loveable old lady in a hand-knitted cardigan, sipping tea from a china cup, is on the other side of the world from here.” – A wonderful description. It does remind me a bit of a movie with Angela Lansbury.

    1. Renee, I too think that it is a fascinating description. My husband and I live in Australia. When we went from New South Wales to Melbourne last year we decided we could go a bit through the outback of NSW. We included two overnight stops in Mildura on our way to Melbourne. In Mildura we had the good fortune to meet some friends we knew from blogging. It is proof that there are real people in the blogger world!
      This beautiful description of Mildura comes from Brian Hemming who resides in Spain (the other side of the world!) 🙂
      Thanks for commenting, Renee.

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