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  • Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage
    on May 30, 2012
    We've all heard it before. That playground chant. No, not sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me which, by the way, never made sense to me because quite frankly the names I got called at school and the unkind thing...
  • Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage
    on May 30, 2012
    We've all heard it before. That playground chant. No, not sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me which, by the way, never made sense to me because quite frankly the names I got called at school and the unkind thing...
  • Sooooooooo....
    on May 22, 2012
    So the last post was a celebration of all things Australian - in particular - Nicole! AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE! Yesterday we received a letter from our department that read; 'Dear Mr and Mrs (us), I am pleased to announce that the period...
  • Sooooooooo....
    on May 22, 2012
    So the last post was a celebration of all things Australian - in particular - Nicole! AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE! Yesterday we received a letter from our department that read; 'Dear Mr and Mrs (us), I am pleased to announce that the period...
  • Australians All Let Us Rejoice
    on May 15, 2012
    My heart swells with pride when I hear our Australian Anthem Australian all let us rejoice, For we are young and free; We've golden soil and wealth for toil; Our home is girt by sea; Our land abounds in nature's gifts Of beauty rich and rare...
  • Australians All Let Us Rejoice
    on May 15, 2012
    My heart swells with pride when I hear our Australian Anthem Australian all let us rejoice, For we are young and free; We've golden soil and wealth for toil; Our home is girt by sea; Our land abounds in nature's gifts Of beauty rich and rare...
  • Please tell me nobody saw that...
    on May 8, 2012
    Have you ever had one of those moments? You know - the moments that you hope desperately that no one just saw you. I'm not talking about sin and forgiveness here... I'm talking I just tripped over nothing other than my own foot in the middle...
  • Please tell me nobody saw that...
    on May 8, 2012
    Have you ever had one of those moments? You know - the moments that you hope desperately that no one just saw you. I'm not talking about sin and forgiveness here... I'm talking I just tripped over nothing other than my own foot in the middle...
  • The hidden agenda - why does it matter?
    on Apr 27, 2012
    After publishing The hidden agenda I received quite a few comments both on this blog and on Facebook. One reader pointed out this very interesting fact. Evelyn Robinson, whose thoughts were quoted in the Sunday Telegraph Maga...
  • The hidden agenda - why does it matter?
    on Apr 27, 2012
    After publishing The hidden agenda I received quite a few comments both on this blog and on Facebook. One reader pointed out this very interesting fact. Evelyn Robinson, whose thoughts were quoted in the Sunday Telegraph Maga...
  • The hidden agenda
    on Apr 24, 2012
    It's been a long time since I have had such a visceral reaction to something I have read. It is a public holiday today so I prepared my toast and coffee and looked around for something to read over a leisurely breakfa...
  • The hidden agenda
    on Apr 24, 2012
    It's been a long time since I have had such a visceral reaction to something I have read. It is a public holiday today so I prepared my toast and coffee and looked around for something to read over a leisurely breakfa...
  • The too hard basket.
    on Apr 16, 2012
    Would somebody please pass me my too hard basket! Have you ever had one of those days where everything feels too hard?   Factually you know that it's not but no matter how avidly you try to clarify that in your head the reality d...
  • The too hard basket.
    on Apr 16, 2012
    Would somebody please pass me my too hard basket! Have you ever had one of those days where everything feels too hard?   Factually you know that it's not but no matter how avidly you try to clarify that in your head the reality d...
  • I would like to say...
    on Apr 5, 2012
    Two and a half or so years ago I walked into a room full of children in an small orphanage in the Philippines. I knew my life was about to change because we were picking up our new daughter. But there was another change - one I didn't see coming.
  • I would like to say...
    on Apr 5, 2012
    Two and a half or so years ago I walked into a room full of children in an small orphanage in the Philippines. I knew my life was about to change because we were picking up our new daughter. But there was another change - one I didn't see coming.
  • Pizza, Pineapple Juice and the Midnight Madness Sale
    on Mar 28, 2012
    With the feeding program wrapped up and packed up we spent time with the kids in the playroom for the afternoon but after being cooped up all day due to rainy weather our time was split between entertaining them and umpiring their fights. As a par...
  • Pizza, Pineapple Juice and the Midnight Madness Sale
    on Mar 28, 2012
    With the feeding program wrapped up and packed up we spent time with the kids in the playroom for the afternoon but after being cooped up all day due to rainy weather our time was split between entertaining them and umpiring their fights. As a par...
  • Stuff and Non - sense
    on Mar 19, 2012
    It's that time of the year again when families across the city launch a full scale raid on their garden sheds, emptying them out in a ritual cleansing known as 'Bulky Goods Pickup' time. For those who are thinking 'O....kaaaay - these Aussies...
  • Stuff and Non - sense
    on Mar 19, 2012
    It's that time of the year again when families across the city launch a full scale raid on their garden sheds, emptying them out in a ritual cleansing known as 'Bulky Goods Pickup' time. For those who are thinking 'O....kaaaay - these Aussies...
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