Take me back to when I danced around the May Pole! It is May 1, 2016.

60 years ago, @ age 12, I migrated from Gouda, The Netherlands, to Sydney, Australia, at about THIS time of year.
A year earlier, May 1955, I’d had half a day off school.
Why?
To dance around the Maypole, along with the other young ‘swallows’.
Like my parents, before me, I was a member of the ‘Arbeiders Jeugd Centrale’ (Labor Youth Centre) ‘The socialist version of the ‘Scouts and Guides’, (who met up in the same building, as we did (The former orphanage.), in Gouda.
So, I was pleased and proud to be ‘socialist’, which in the Netherlands of those years, was no secret. (I have copied the explanation of the very ‘visible’ political leanings of we Dutch people, in those years, known as ‘stratification’.
I DO have quite a few photos of my formative, 12 years, in Gouda, and SOMEWHERE I have a photo of our ‘leader’ resting against the dyke, between dancing, with his arms around two of my fellow ‘swallows’. He was of course, a Falcon!!.

Please check out:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/deajc/
where I posted the pictures of myself, my parents and publications by the AJC (Arbeiders Jeugd Centrale)

Remembering a great birthday and exhibition, combined.

Taking the paintings to the Tap Gallery

Taking the paintings to the Tap Gallery

The week of the 6th to the 12th of October was a most interesting one for me. My 65th birthday, celebrated by opening my exhibition, at the Tap Gallery, in Darlinghurst.

Joined by son, daughter, their mother, old school friends, fellow Dutch Australian Cultural Centre Board Members, and a good number of great people, it was a memorable evening and an interesting week.

Fine music

Fine music

Fine music………

Fine speech

Fine speech

Fine speech.

Fine (Dutch) snacks and drinks to sip.

Things to eat and drink. (These are Dutch biscuits, called speculaas.)

Schoolfriends

Schoolfriends

Old friends (from high school in the late fifties).

A toast!Too much to tell.

With daughter and son, who organised it all!

“Life was not meant to be easy!”

Hello there. This was me/I when I was a “little bit” younger, and dancing the Charleston, in the ‘History of the Dance’, which was part of a concert, put oat the then brand-…

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“Life was not meant to be easy!”

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Hello there. This was me/I when I was a “little bit” younger, and dancing the Charleston, in the ‘History of the Dance’, which was part of a concert, put oat the then brand-new Maroubra Bay High School (which became the setting of “Heartbreak High” when the buildings were no longer needed and the ‘feeding area’ changed.

I had been attending Bob Potter’s Ballroom Dance Studio for some time and he and Dot Potter helped us which this performance.

Currently my www-use is being obstructed – but hopefully I’ve found a way to communicate with you, this way and just needed an excuse to have SOMETHING to tell.

BACK on-line but still feeling very sad.

And you obviously have enough troubles of your own.

So I’ll get back to you when, hopefully, I’m having a better time.

Luckily, it is not a health matter!!

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And there’s still my feline friend, to keep me company!!

Ozcloggie.

Strange WWW-time I’m having.

Am wondering if there’s ANYBODY out there who has noticed that I’m being stopped from using the www normally. Ozcloggie / Joop Mul / Jo Mulholland / A Sydney Naturist  

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Strange WWW-time I’m having.

Am wondering if there’s ANYBODY out there who has noticed that I was being stopped from using the www normally. Back on again but need to lift any enthusiasm quite a bit.

Never mind!!  You have enough and possibly far more serious matters to deal with, yourself!

Ozcloggie / Joop Mul / Jo Mulholland / A Sydney Naturist

 

Life was NOT meant to be easy.

Having a sad time, right now!!

It was all such good fun and it was possible to be a little “more open” with contacts from all over the world.

But, sadly, that’s been stopped, by a  VERY close relative,who now uses the www a lot to promote the topic that he and his partner are into.

SO SAD!!!

Jo Mulholland is Ozcloggie. Was Joop Mul

 

I AM still around / alive but mainly blocked.

Having upset someone who has my details, the FUN has been taken out of WWW-use for me.

Every attempt to communicate as per ‘normal means’ has been thwarted. I even suspect that in my struggle to use the www I have now added to the complications.

Hopefully, THIS message will ‘stick’ / fly free.

My original Dutch name is/was Joop Mul.

In Australia it has been Jo Mulholland for quite so time.

I have used: ‘Ozcloggie’ on the www, almost from when I first gained access.

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I’m still around. Just in a different setting!!