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      by Published on 26th June 2013 03:34 PM  Number of Views: 542 
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      “Ruminate – to think deeply about something” (Oxford Dictionary)
      Retirement – It's staring at me in the face! Do I just ignore it?

      Hi, I’m Rob Greaves.

      This is the tenth posting in this on-going, if not somewhat ad-hoc column called “Ruminations From My Verandah”.

      OK, let's face it, these days may be sunny, but they are damn cold, and once the sun goes down behind the hills up here in Belgrave, it moves wayyyy beyond 'damn cold', to bloody freezing!

      But that Café heater is on and there is a recently opened bottle of red in front of me, and while I can still sit on my verandah, I can continue to 'ruminate'!
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      by Published on 10th June 2013 04:48 PM  Number of Views: 540 
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      “Ruminate – to think deeply about something” (Oxford Dictionary)
      POLITICS – We haven’t had the election, and I’m fed up to the teeth!



      Hi, I’m Rob Greaves.

      This is the ninth posting in this on-going, if not somewhat ad-hoc column called “Ruminations From My Verandah”.

      It’s not exactly a balmy Queens birthday afternoon in Melbourne, although the sun keeps breaking through, and when the cool breeze dies down it becomes very, very pleasant on the veranda!

      So, I’ve turned the Café heater on, and with a glass of Capel Vale 2011 Merlot, I’m feeling kinda mellow – until . . . .

      Now I’m certain I have
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      by Published on 29th May 2013 07:09 PM  Number of Views: 548 
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      “Ruminate – to think deeply about something” (Oxford Dictionary)
      Our Mortality and how my thoughts have changed over the years!



      Hi, I’m Rob Greaves.

      This is the eighth posting in this on-going, if not somewhat ad-hoc column called “Ruminations From My Veranda”.

      Well last posting I said I was missing Autumn, let alone Summer. Well it is close enough day wise for Winter, bold enough to declare, "It is here"! So like posting #7, 'Big Mac' (my Macbook Pro) and I are at the table on the verandah with the cafe heater on full. Ahhh, warmth, so good, so relaxing!

      This evening I actually have a similar full
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      by Published on 9th May 2013 12:20 PM  Number of Views: 497 
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      “Ruminate – to think deeply about something” (Oxford Dictionary)
      What has happened to Justice?


      Hi, I’m Rob Greaves and sometimes I publish under Rob and sometimes under ras-x.

      This is the seventh posting in this on-going, if not somewhat ad-hoc column called “Ruminations From My Veranda”.

      First of all I'm definitely missing Autumn, let alone Summer. It's bloody cold out here on the verandah but fortunately I have a cafe style gas heater, which means as long as 'Big Mac' (my Macbook Pro) and I sit at the table, where the heat is, we stay warm.

      Helping me stay warm, if not happy is a full bodied red - A Windy Peak
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      by Published on 27th April 2013 11:31 AM  Number of Views: 751 
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      “Ruminate – to think deeply about something” (Oxford Dictionary)
      DOGS AS COMPANIONS



      Hi, I’m Rob Greaves and I’m a Feature Writer and one of two Administrators at the Toorak Times, sometimes I publish under Rob and sometimes under ras-x.

      This is the sixth posting in this on-going, if not somewhat ad-hoc column called “Ruminations From My Veranda”.
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      by Published on 17th April 2013 09:24 AM  Number of Views: 364 
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      “Ruminate – to think deeply about something” (Oxford Dictionary)
      SELFISHNESS


      Hi, I’m Rob Greaves and I’m a Feature Writer, Administrator and ‘Editor-in Training’ at the Toorak Times, sometimes I publish under Rob and sometimes under ras-x.

      This is the fifth posting in this on-going, if not somewhat ad-hoc column called “Ruminations From My Veranda”.

      It's a nice late Autumn day, and although the sun is shining, I have dipped into another very fine,
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      by Published on 3rd April 2013 07:42 AM  Number of Views: 352 
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      “Ruminate – to think deeply about something” (Oxford Dictionary)
      The Great Superannuation Grab



      Hi, I’m Rob Greaves and I’m a Feature Writer, Administrator and ‘Editor-in Training’ at the Toorak Times, sometimes I publish under Rob and sometimes under ras-x.

      This is the fourth posting in an on-going, if not somewhat ad-hoc column called “Ruminations From My Veranda”.

      The daytime temperatures are definitely much lower than just a couple of weeks ago, and so as much as I was enjoying the crisp cold white wines, I think I’m back to the full bodied reds
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