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Twenty friends

November 10th, 2011
by Louise Curham

In Canberra, there are many bushlands, conservation areas with ‘Friends’ – Friends of Aranda Bushland, Friends of The Pinnacle (the FoPINS – they have t-shirts!), even Mt Painter has Friends. We notice that when we drive towards Queanbeyan, the hills start to look more barren – when we drive through Bungendore, we have commented often that we doubt they have friends. It’s interesting though because a New Zealand colloquialism is that if you say you have twenty friends, what you mean is that you have no friends because 20 friends are too many to be real and too few to be a network …

One Response to “Twenty friends”

  1. 1 Louise curham
    November 16th, 2011 at 21:19

    Riding past Aranda bushland today, the Friends are launching an All Out War on Weeds. Canberra was shut down today for the arrival of Mr Obama and it seems to me this enthusiasm has seeped into the Aranda Bushland Friends.