|Menu About Don Photo Archive 2011--2013|
|Annual Christmas letter reviewing the years events.|
|Dec 2010 to March, 2011 I was reclined at home in bed recovering from a pressure sore which resulted when my roho air cushion became flat in one sector without my knowledge. The boredom was alleviated by an ipad 1 which was really good for reading ebooks.|
|March to June, 2011 was spent editing a draft of Steven Mailey's memoirs, The Rosalie Boys and researching photos to go with the text.|
|July was spent with my carer Marshal Moyo (pictured) touring Zambia. Time was spent in Lusaka, Victoria Falls, and the copper belt province, staying with Marshal's family. A game park was also visited. The trip is described in these films. (Photos on Flickr)|
Johannesburg, South Africa on the way back to Perth
|In Sept., 2011 I drove to Kalgoorlie (Photos) and spent a night in the 'ghost' town of Ora Banda, (Flickr Photos) to film a documentary, stopping in Westonia (Photos) on the way back.|
|Spring of 2011 was spent preparing a docodrama to illustrate Steven Mailey's memoirs. First came the script, then the story board and shot lists. Then, I needed to locate a camera person, purchase the sound, lighting and camera gear, and recruit some young actors. I got a good buy on a Canon 5d mk 2 from ebay, then got my additional sound and lighting equipment cheaply from an Indian company called Proaim Shop.|
|In Dec., 2011 I enjoyed a two week trip with Richard Smetek to
and Sunshine Coasts,
World We spent a week at Cathy Scott's home.
I put together four movies about the trip, my favourite on Nimbin (below).
Mt Tamborine, Qld.
|Christmas, 2011 was spent on the Liebeck farm. (Photos) (Movie)|
|Throughout 2011, Don enjoyed many long wheelchair trips in his Bounder wheelchair, modified to travel 20 km/hr. Some trips were 50 to 60 km in length, including BBQs and pub stops.|
|Jan. and Feb., 2012 involved filming and editing the docodrama BOYS OF THE LAKE.|
|Other haunts include the Irish pubs of J B O'Reilly's and Clancys.|
|The annual Christmas review of the year's activities. 2012|
|Jonathon and Andrea Crowther spent three weeks visiting us from the UK over Christmas.|
|See Jonathon Scuba Diving HMAS Swan III|
|I've almost entirely converted to Facebook for my annual news. See Donald.E.Pugh in https://www.facebook.com/|
|My videos have a channel Don434 on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/user/DON434|
|Pictures are saved on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/donpugh/|
|Richard Smetek provided reliable service as a carer in 2013.|
|Don spent a week in Bunbury in Jan. 2013 touring the town, including the Big Swamp. A day trip was to Dunsborough and Yallingup.|
|Regular pints of Guinness at J B OReillys.|
|Don spent two weeks in a lovely house in Geraldton, a coastal town 400 km north of Perth. Situated a hundred metres from the beach he relished fresh BBQ’d seafood meals, barramundi, snapper and prawns nightly and the sounds of ocean waves breaking rhythmically.||
|George Pugh with wife Pat enjoyed a week's visit with us in Feb|
Don and James Wright spent two weeks in Bali in July.
|Michael Hand stayed with us in the second half of 2013.|
|The annual Christmas review of the year's activities. 2013|