Facade of harbour pines heritage listed hall

March 11, 2021

The Lonely Pine
with Audrey Leuty

MARCH 2021



Maureen’s Devonshire Afternoon Tea was well attended and a great opportunity to meet up with our neighbours for tea and chat. Thanks Maureen


HATS OFF to Terry, Peter and Ernie the last in a long line of Guys and Gals (residents of this village) who for over 20years have brought us Happy Hour every Monday night.  These sessions have given us good cheer in the form of food and drink and an opportunity to get to know fellow villagers, especially those new to the village.

The Happy Hour funds over the years have also subsidised our special dinners and our bus trips. They have provided many amenities that are available to all residents in the Hall.  At the request of residents in January 2020 they purchased a Defibrillator, to be available to everyone.

This installation was delayed by Covid-19.


              THANKS TO YOU ALL


CANCELLATION of the Games Night in February was regrettable but caused by our access to the Bar being uncertain due to renovations. The operation of the bar has   now been taken over by management.

EASTERSATURDAY April3rd the Social Committee hope to bring you the traditional HOT CROSSBUNS at 10.00am.

FOR ANY OTHERSOCIAL EVENTS you should consult your calendar for the month.

BEST WISHES TOALL the many residents who celebrate birthdays or anniversaries in the month of March.


Don’t let your worries overtake you, remember Moses started out as a basket case.

John Travolta tested negative for coronavirus last night. Turns out it was Saturday night fever,




Hello to all humans and furry friends at Harbour Pines.

My name is Bella. I was born on 2nd April 2016(yippee- I have a birthday coming up) and I am a Shih Tzu. Height – short. Weight – being a female this is for me to know but let’s just say cuddly.

My favourite pastimes are walking, playing with toys, meeting everyone and jumping on my trampoline (the couch).

I had 5 siblings and I was what everyone called the runt of the litter, but hey! check me out now.

Cute or what?

I was home schooled and I know lots of human words but a couple of my favourites are: =

Eat.  Walk.  Drive. Bed.

No good overloading my brain remembering too many.

I had my first plane ride when I was 5 weeks old. An airport taxi picked me up at my house

Taking me away from my Mum and Dad.  My brothers and only sister had already left home. I was put in a cage and onto the aeroplane from Perth to Geraldton   I was very nervous and was shaking all the way here but I love my new home and between you and me, I am very spoilt.

I went to work with my human Monday to Friday each week until I was 6 months old. I met lots of people there. Sometimes kids who would sit on the floor and play with me. I liked that.

When I was 6 months old I went with my human on a very long drive down south where luckily we only stayed a year. Blimey after continuous rain, damp and storms (noisy, nasty things) coming back to Geraldton was like taking a Caribbean trip. Sunshine, cool breezes and outdoor times.

I moved into Harbour Pines with my human in 2020. It’s a much smaller place but I’m lucky ‘cos I’ve scored a couple of terrific next door neighbours. My mate, well he loves a good laugh and lucky for me he is always happy and fun.

Well must go.  See ya all next time. Stay safe and take care                        

Bella XXX-(a little love to all.).  


A woman received a call that her daughter was sick. She stopped by at the pharmacy to get medication and found that she had locked her keys inside.  The woman found an old rusty coat hanger left on the ground. She looked at it and said “I don’t know how to use this” She bowed her head and asked God for HELP

Within 5 minutes a beat up old motorcycle pulled up and on it a bearded man wearing an old biker skull rag. The man got off his bike and asked if he could help.

She said “Yes, my daughter is sick, I’ve locked my keys in the car. I must get to her”.. Please, could you use this old coat hanger to unlock my car?”

“Sure” he replied.

He walked over to the car and in less than a minute had it open and handed her the keys.

“Oh, thank you’ she said through her tears as she hugged the man. “Thank you for being such a nice man”.

The man replied “Lady, I am not a nice man, I just got out of prison yesterday for car theft”.

The woman hugged the man again sobbing “Oh, thank you God! You even sent me a professional”.


One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast to her brown hair.  She looked at her mother inquisitively and asked “Why are some of your hairs white Mummy?” Her mother replied, “Well every time you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.”

The little girl thought about this for a while then said “Mummy how come Grandma has such a lot of white hair?”



Ed. Audrey