Author Archives: Joannie

About Joannie

I am a retired and an older person, 71 years. I have been writing for a good while, and like memoir writing. This is a good opportunity to put some things together. I live in Melbourne Australia.


If I told people I’d seen a ghost they wouldn’t believe me, but I have had two encounters in my lifetime and my uncle had one as well. It took me a long time to understand what was going on … Continue reading

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How a child grew up in poverty after WW2. Joannie

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Lost in a Book. My Mother’s Perfume. A Song that gave me courage. Running on My Mind. Boarding School Days. Finding my Grandparents. My Ballarat Goldrush Family. A visit to Clare, Waterford and Tipperary Ireland. A visit to Jersey Island … Continue reading

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Lost In a Book.

I am curled up on a large velvet chair in a rather tatty looking lounge in a dated rental occupied by my brother and sister in law. My mother and I are visiting. It’s school holidays and I am in … Continue reading

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