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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 […]

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Aussie Life Challenges

Menopause Don’t Shout!

When I published my post ‘Menopause We Need To Talk’ I ended it with ‘I’ll keep you posted’. Here we are SEVEN MONTHS later (how did that happen?) and an update is ridiculously overdue. After a visit to my GP, I decided to give myself until the end of the year (that was 2019). I’d […]

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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 […]