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Aussie Life

And That Was That

And so it came to pass that on Sunday 22nd November 2020, eight months later than originally planned and third time lucky, the happy couple were FINALLY wed at a winery in the Adelaide Hills. The relief and joy were overwhelming and tears were shed. There were some big names unable to attend including Chief […]

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Aussie Life

When is a wedding not a wedding?

When there is an outbreak of Covid-19 and the South Australian State Premier enforces a six-day ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown, that’s when. I kid you not! You’d think that you were in some kind of cheesy Netflix series, but I honestly could not make this shit up. The details: We woke on Monday morning to the news […]

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Aussie Life

‘I Do’ Take Two!

Not wanting to tempt fate, I’ve kept schtum over the last few months, but with just one week to go, I can now confidently announce that we finally have a family wedding on our hands. “Lucky you!” I can hear the collective misery of thousands of people around the world. Yes, we are lucky, Covid-19 […]

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Aussie Life Family

His Name

Yesterday was the 35th anniversary of the day my brother lost his fight with leukaemia; a day I have difficulty in remembering every year. My natural coping mechanism was to erase the date from my memory. I always know it’s August but can’t remember exactly when. But yesterday my parents sent me photographs and a […]

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Aussie Life

Antipodean Anniversary

Happy anniversary to us!  This week marked the 15th anniversary of when we first arrived in Australia and I have to pinch myself when I look back and see how far we’ve come.   The 10th of August 2005; we arrived in Sydney having taken a two-week journey travelling via New York, LA, and New Zealand. I was well and truly […]

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Aussie Life

An Evening Primrose

I had forgotten to pick up my repeat prescription for the HRT/MHT that is keeping me ‘level’, so had to make an unexpected dash to a late-night chemist. It wasn’t exactly late but dinner had been and gone, and being a Queenslander it wasn’t far off bedtime – we are early risers. I drove to […]

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Aussie Life Family

A Very Special Anniversary

Excatly one hundred years ago today, on the 31st day of July 1920, my great, great Aunt Edith Emily Pockett married the love of her life Tom Oliver Money at St Clements in Fulham. They would have stood at the alter, and solemnly declared their vows, before Tom would have placed a wedding ring on […]

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Aussie Life Photography

Square July Day 26

Viewing the Sydney Opera House from a different perspective Life Of B, Square in July Photo Challenge

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Aussie Life Happiness Project

The Gift of Yoga

For Mother’s Day this year, the kids gave me a voucher for an introductory offer to a local yoga studio. The offer was unlimited classes for a month. I have taken full advantage of this and have tried out various yoga practices as well as pilates classes, yoga for back care, and a ‘roll and […]

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Aussie Life Challenges

And now for something completely different

At the end of March, life changed in Australia as it did for so many other countries around the world. Covid-19 saw to that, changing our lives, the way we live and the way we interact with each other. Australia has weathered the pandemic storm relatively well thanks to the low density of our population […]