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Aussie Life

What Goes Around Comes Around

My daily walking routine is gradually morphing into something I’m not supposed to be doing anymore but I just can’t help myself. Back in 2006 when I was a mere youngster of 40, I started exercising in the form of ‘power walking’ – actually, I don’t know if it really was power walking or just […]

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Aussie Life

Die Hard and Marigolds

Like so many of us, Chief and I have had to adjust our lives and join the global effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. After returning from Adelaide and the wedding that never happened, I joined the millions of home-workers around the world and set up my office space. Unlike some of my co-workers, […]

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Family

So Near, Yet So Far…

Absolutely everyone has a story to tell on how this pandemic is impacting their lives. You see, tomorrow is the day that our son and his beautiful fiancé were due to marry – Saturday 28th March 2020. Instead, we are in lockdown, protecting our health and the health of others, and even though you may […]

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Aussie Life Family

Wombat and Hens

‘Wombat and Hens?’ you may well be curious. If you were up to date with Wombat Nuptials a couple of weeks ago, you will remember that last weekend was the ‘hens do’ for my daughter-in-law to be. I was extremely excited to be heading away and to be catching up with our off-spring at the […]

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Aussie Life Family

Wombat Nuptials

Can you believe that it was two years ago since I posted about the excitement of our son’s surprise proposal? And in just five short weeks, I am going to be Mother Of the Groom – a MOG. (Really that should be MOTG, but it doesn’t have the same ring to it!) To say I’m […]

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Aussie Life

Our Glorious Kangaroo Island

A very dear friend and fellow blogger has just shared a post on her experience of holidaying on Kangaroo Island just as the bushfire disaster was unfolding. The previous week Rosemary posted about the start of her holiday on the island; it was lovely to read and it made me feel as if I was […]

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Aussie Life

Why I’ll Never Caddie Again

Chief has been bitten by the golfing bug – and I mean a serious one. 2019 has seen him have umpteen lessons, purchase new equipment, and take his son on a ten-day golfing holiday to Thailand. A couple of weeks ago on our way to the Gold Coast for an overnight stay, I was cornered […]

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Aussie Life Challenges

Menopause, we need to talk!

This afternoon on my way home from work, I considered throwing myself in front of the Northgate train as it pulled into platform 3, but even though physics is not my strong point, I knew that the train was moving too slowly to cause my instant death. I considered having to live with the consequences […]

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Aussie Life Challenges

This Retreating Wombat

And so it came to pass that the little hairy-nosed wombat emerged from a deep, long slumber. She sleepily made her way to the mouth of the burrow and blinked in the bright summer sun; it’s been way too long she thought to herself – time to face the world. It really has been way […]

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Photography Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo A Week Challenge: Hands

Thanks to Nancy Merrill Photography for this challenge – to post a photo featuring hands. I have used a different take on the human hand – I took this photo back in 2015 at the White temple (Wat Rong Khun) Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. You can read all about our travels here