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Showing posts from March, 2001

"Commune holiday" "Melbourne Life - by Fi (Melbourne, Australia)

From the Web 1.0 days I bring you  The Forum . To preserve them for posterity as Geocities can no longer be found but also it's fun to re-read some of them. ----- 10th May, 2001 Hi all! When I left you last, I was off to commune with nature at my friend Rebekah's place in the country. Rebekah and her partner Dharma don't like to refer to the place they live in as a "commune", even though that is exactly what it is. About 15 adults and a handful of children cohabitate in a collection of buildings (what was once a dairy factory makes up the main area) near a place called Colac, south-east of Melbourne. Rebekah's description of the saltwater lake at the rear of the property had prompted me to bring my bikini ... I had visions of myself floating Dead Sea style, sipping cocktails and working on my tan. Upon arrival, Bek, Dharma, Mac and I packed a picnic lunch and trundled down to the "lake". Puddle. Grotty puddle. Used to be a dump, apparently. Any hopes