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Brian Lee Profile
'Reflections of my childhood in Bristol before the bombs dropped'
"I was only six or seven at the time, but I do (rather vaguely), remember what Bristol was like in the early 1940s, before the Germans arrived."
'It was the joyride that started a lifelong love affair'
"That was the beginning of a love affair that has lasted for many years, as strong now as on my first flight, one week later; a flight which in many ways, changed my life."
'I still feel Australia is the lucky country'
'Yes, we really are the lucky country here and it scares me to think that some people are trying to make us forget that simple fact.'
'The strawberry crisis makes me question what the world is coming to'
"It’s a very sad world we live in at the moment, all because of a few people who seem to have louder voices than the rest of us."
'I survived the trauma of dealing with new technology around the home'
"Opening a file, which used to take about 5 seconds, now seems to take something more like 5 minutes."
Grumpy man rants about cases of lunatic political correctness
'Another recent politically correct move is the drive to delete sexual references completely from university campuses...'
Men's fashion has barely changed in the last century
"Men wear their stuff until it’s really worn out - you only have to look in the men’s section of any op shops to see that!"
'Making friends in a new town isn't easy, this is how I did it'
From failed attempts to the ultimate success, Brian learned a lot when moving to a new town in his 60s.
'The challenges I've faced living in a small country town'
There are one or two minor problems associated with living in the country!
'I'll never forget the first air raid of World War II'
The siren at the local fire station reminds Brian of the time his father first ushered the family into the bomb shelter.
'How I overcame the horror of giving up work and embracing retirement'
"Sixty-five (or whatever year is currently correct), arrives and with it for some, the horror of retirement!"
'I remember being one of the original teen rebels in the '50s'
' People would fall about laughing if you went out in that ensemble today; something that applies to the young and fashionable of almost any age I suppose, but you had to be ‘in it’ if you wanted to be ‘with it’.'
'Why I wouldn't want to live anywhere else'
'Every morning, when the sky is clear and the sun is up, we get a glorious golden glow streaming first into where we are waking, then into our faces when we go outdoors to enjoy breakfast in the sunshine.'
'I'm living in my cats' house and there's nothing I can do about it'
Cats rule... And it's not just an expression!
'I've noticed I forget my great ideas more easily now I'm older'
Community member Brian Lee had a great idea for this blog, until he forgot it.
Grumpy old man scoffs at the price of printer ink
The price of the inks that have to be used in the machines is absurd!
'I wonder where life would have taken me had I chosen a different path'
"I was more interested in getting out into the ‘real’ world, the world of commerce and industry so, I signed up for the college’s design, lettering and illustration NDD course for two years."
The warning signs that I'm finally getting older
Brian Lee talks about reaching the "ripe old age of 83".
'It's incredible to think about the origins of everyday items'
Have you ever wondered how many of the familiar things around us first came into being at all, and then got the names we are so familiar with today?
'I prefer lonely, solitary sports like fishing over team sports'
"I’ve always tended to be a bit of a loner when it comes to sport and things like that."
'Most young people hit the ‘fail’ button before they start looking for a job'
Brian Lee asks "Is failure really failure"?
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