Bryden Allen's Website

Ashfield - 2000-2014


    Ashfield, Sydney (age 60 - )


Finally I broke my back in a climbing accident. Eventually I bought a good flat in Ashfield. But my great physical fun life was now over. All I can now do is write - which I have always considered to be strictly work. But I still have my fun. I think out my story plots, where I imagine myself to be a gallant female (in rather suspect situations). I spend many, many happy hours reworking these plots to make the scenes to be as sexy as possible. I still get my perverse pleasures.

 

My activities at the start of this period are descibed in my webpages My Accident”, “A Time of Suffering” and “Dealing with the Problems of Paraplegia. But this whole website has been written during this complete period. So I have been quite busy. Thus all the webpages and books associated with Green Living,A Special Period to stop Climate Change, Political Fundamentals, "The Ultimate Ascent" and My Novels” have been written during this period. And many of these works refer to my experiences during this time.

 

 

After my accident I first spent a month at St Austens in Melboure - and then I spent

a month at the Prince of Wales. But the most pleasant time was the time I spent the

Prince Henry hospital. This photo shows some of us patients and some of the staff

here. I have very pleasant memories of this time.

 

This photo (and the following) shows me at Naomi's house with family members.

 

This is an early photo. These days I manage to avoid using a leg-bag.

 

This photo shows the new flat I bought in Ashfield. (My flat is on the bottom level

- second from the right.) Ashfield mall is just opposite. So this is a very convenient

place for me to live.

 

This photo shows members of my family gathered in my room.

 

 

This is a party of friends and relations I organised in Ashfield park. The slightly darker couple with

their baby are a Nepali couple who rented the rest of my flat for a period of time. I am very proud

of the fact that my flat has welcomed 4 babies into this world. I love hearing the various babies

activities.

 

Another photo of the same group.

 

Jon Leicester climbing a tree. Jon (a doctor) was the

first person to reach me after my fall. So I was well

looked after.

 

This photo shows me playing to a crowd in Ashfield mall. In these early days of

my playing, my melodean repertoire still needed to be worked on.

 

 

Reynold doing some yoga. Reynold was my

chief climbing partner during the last 5

years of my climbing career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me doing some stretching on my bed

(I do a lot of this now)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Christmas I organised a group to come round and do some carol singing in my

flat.

 

Me and Emily

 

David in my wheelchair. David rapidly became better in

my wheelchair than I ever managed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A gathering of various family children

 

 

John and Jill are my oldest climbing friends. We met at Oxford in 1965. I played

GO with John a lot and I refer to him in this website several times.

 

 

Me at Tim and Em's wedding

 

 

Me with Emily and David at the wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tricia and Vinie

 

 

Naomi with her 3 children

 

 

Naomi and family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Several time I organised my family to go climbing together at a climbing gym. On

the right is Peter Riddy who is also an old friend from Oxford.

 

For 6 happy months I kept these 5 chooks in my flat's back garden in

Ashfield. They kept us in eggs for this period.

 

Twice a year I try to get my whole extended family to go to a Ashfield Musical Society

performance. From the left, this photo shows: Emily, David, Brendan, Rebecca, Margaret,

Clabon, Darren, Naomi and Stephen.

 

Emily, Clabon and Margaret

 

Emily looking at her best

 

The whole family group again

 

I mentioned previously that my flat has welcomed 4 new people into

this world (from my tenants). Nashwan is on my right and Shami with

a new baby is on my left.

 

 

You might now also like to look back at:

either my "Home Page" (which introduces this whole website and lists all my webpages),

or “My Life(which introduces this major set of webpages).

 

Updated on 11/11/2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can click on any of the following pictures and this will send you to the relevant webpage.