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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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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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Refugees & Lip Fillers

I wanted to call this post ‘Our world is f*cked’ but then several people who know me would find this type of language offensive and besides, it’s not in my usual style to use expletives in my writing. However, this world really IS f*cked. This isn’t about the effects of climate change nor about our […]

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Challenges

Falling from Grace

When does “I fell over” become “I had a fall”? When you’re well into your seventies? When you reach adulthood? Is it the difference between young and old? I pondered this question after announcing to my fellow co-workers last Friday morning that I had fallen over the evening before. After their initial concern and sympathy, […]

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Aussie Life Family

Special Places

I’ve recently returned from a three-week trip back to the mother country. It’s been two years since my last trip and that was for when Dad was awarded his MBE and, by special invitation, we made the journey to Buckingham Palace. Here’s a little reminder of that (sorry for the poor quality of the photo […]