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I am up at some crazy odd hour as I just can’t get back to sleep and finally read your blog. I had seen Nathan’s posts on FB but didn’t realise this was your blog. You writing is lovely – poignant, honest and refreshing. Congratulations! And I was a bit touched when I read about your dad buying you books. It is such a hard feeling to accept that you are never going to see that man again, isn’t it? I tell myself that a lot of Dad lives on in me – as I’m sure there is a great deal of Peter in you. But mostly, I got excited at the fact that you had read all 36 Trixie Beldens as I don’t know anyone else (apart from my sister and I) that knows how wonderful that is! Now I am finally cooking up a little baby, I wonder if I was wrong to have thrown out so many of my childhood books. I have already bought large hard covers of Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree etc. Did you know that ‘Fanny’ is now ‘Frannie’? Hilarious.
For some reason, I was just chatting about you and Nathan two nights ago with my brother, Mike. I was recalling how I arrived in Noosa for a holiday on my own, walked around the corner and ran into Nathan and how you both looked after me and I even stayed with your Mum and Dad in Brisbane for a night or two. Awesome holiday.
Lovely to read your blog and keep up your great writing,
Love Kelley (Galvin)
Thanks Kelley, I appreciate you reading…
And don’t worry too much about the old Trixies, Liam is reading my old Famous Five, but he says they stink (which they do).. I can’t imagine any kid of this generation wading through 36 TBs… Maybe they are on iPad?