Chenoa Fawn turns seven!

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Roll the credits…

Sincere thanks to my readers. I’ve been writing content for longer than I care to admit here and on this platform since the Year of the OX. That was also the year that Liberty’s crown reopened to the public.

I’ve paid my own way in life and here and while I wholeheartedly endorse WordPress as it currently stands I’m switching gears…

Customization and my independent domain name will fall away to give me bandwidth for other work.

I will continue to create under my name and,  of course,  as a surrogate for other worthy people.


Special thanks to David and Rob for design assistance.

May you all be merry.




MMXVII: The year that I suspended my PhD

I have suspended my doctoral thesis!

Had I submitted I might say something like:


Now I wait to hear back from the examiners as to whether it is acceptable. Fingers and toes and everything else crossed.


Ah well, life intervened and I’m happy. Cue Pharrell Williams.

In the meantime, here is a visual summary of the pre submission push. I have said my thank yous in person and in the acknowledgements and it is worth stating how deeply grateful I am to all the souls who have helped me on this journey.

My campus

My campus

Campus interior.

Campus interior.

My fluffy rescue feline lounging on my paper supply.

My fluffy rescue feline lounging on my paper supply.

My desk tidied just before Christmas holidays last year.

Christmas holidays last year. Making an effort!!!

Chenoa sign g


Gallipoli Pilgrimage ten years on

Ten years ago I was falling asleep in my birthday dessert in a fine dining restaurant in Istanbul. Jetlag is one degree of exhaustion; war fatigue is something else entirely. I made my pilgrimage to Turkey in order to honour the sacrifice of family members directly involved in and subsequently impacted by World War One.

After travelling from Istanbul to Gallipoli I camped out and attended the memorial service at Lone Pine and the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove.


After Gallipoli I hired a car and – without the help of GPS or even the language – set off to discover more of the history of Turkey.





In the years that have passed I have researched the war records of a number of branches of my family and uncovered more stories of bravery, injury, tragedy and survival.

I will be attending a local Dawn Service this year but I am grateful for the opportunity to have retraced my ancestors’ footsteps.