It’s Her!

I’m sure this is Nelly. I think ‘Nelly’ must have been a nickname that Ted used for her and not her real name. That would explain why I can’t find any pictures under that name. She must have moved from Australia to Spain. I knew Zaragoza would figure into this somehow. Do I dare contact her?

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Reconciliation

I got quite a long email from Irene, whose name is actually Iris, in which she explained what she was trying to accomplish by allowing people to visit my work areas and see the artefacts I have been studying. I found her genuinely concerned about Ted and Nelly and as eager to understand their story as I am. I am hopeful that visitors may be motivated to help in the search to locate Nelly. I may have overreacted in my earlier rant about her and trust that we can now be friends. In fact, I now feel that I can learn much from her.

Is This Nelly?

I can’t find more than a picture.

This woman looks a lot like Nelly, but the location seems improbable. Follow the link and see what you think.

The hair looks right, but she is too young and I can’t believe Nelly would pose like this. This is all not so easy.

Google Search for Nelly


I had a brilliant idea – I should be able to find Nelly using Google image search. I uploaded her picture and got back these results. It’s obviously not perfect. I highly doubt that this is her.

I must look at each of these people to see if I can find her.

Must Find Nelly

I must find Nelly. I need to find Nelly. I have put her photo on Facebook and asked friends to look for her, but to no avail. I realize that having little more than her photo and first name makes it almost impossible to locate her, but it is so important to find out what happened after all these years.

If anyone reading this knows of her whereabouts, please let me know.

Nelly Votive

How Beautiful You Are

Quam pulchra es, et quam decora, carissima, in deliciis!
Statura tua assimilata est palmæ, et ubera tua botris.

Dixi: Ascendam in palmam, et apprehendam fructus ejus;
et erunt ubera tua sicut botri vineæ, et odor oris tui sicut malorum.

Veni, dilecte mi, egrediamur in agrum, commoremur in villis.

Mane surgamus ad vineas:
videamus si floruit vinea, si flores fructus parturiunt, si floruerunt mala punica;

ibi dabo tibi ubera mea.

Gone Too Far


I just can’t keep quiet any more. She’s gone too far. This shelia named Irene, or something like that, asked if it would be alright to allow visitors to the Biennale of Sydney to come and have a look at the artefacts I’ve collected from the cave and the materials I’ve gathered to make sense of them. I wasn’t crazy about the idea, but she said that the Harbour Trust would allow me to keep all the artefacts and my work areas in Building 2 afterward so it seemed like a small price to pay. But she’s turned it into a bloody Freak Show Museum!!. Sure, we talked about putting some objects into protective cases for conservation, but nothing like these show-case vitrines. And why pick Object 5?! It’s demonic. It looks like the Horned Beast! Have you seen the shadow it casts on the wall late in the day?!

Not only that, but she allows people to look at private items from Ted and Nelly that I never planned to show anyone else. A whole Cabinet of Curiosities and Nelly’s picture on the wall! Never mind that she’s stealing my blog posts, printing them out, and putting them on the wall too. I think I’ll change the blog posting so people can see I had nothing to do with it. Maybe I’ll talk about a trip to Zaragoza or something completely different.

And, on top of it all, she says she talks to me regularly and knows what I think. I barely know her! And the staff sitting around there repeat everything she tells them and none of them has ever talked to me. She’s even putting videos up on YouTube. I mean Pompeii, really?

I’m not sure what to do. I don’t think I can shut it all down. I just hope that the promise of keeping Building 2 when this is all over doesn’t turn out to be hollow.