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Fallen Giant

After a series of winter storms, and on a perfectly calm day, a huge gum tree uprooted itself and thumped across the footpath by the lake. It’s a good job nonone was underneath it at the time. I was reminded of a poem by Shirley Hughes; one I mentioned before back in 2017. A big […]

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Challenges

A Photo a Week Challenge: Unedited

It has been several weeks (some might say months) since I posted anything on my site (thanks for sticking by me). You see, this wombat is going through some significant change in her life so has been keeping a low profile. I thought I’d use the theme of this week’s challenge to ease back into […]

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Aussie Life

A Break for the border

Australia has been spared the COVID-19 impact felt by the rest of the world. We are extremely fortunate although that is no comfort to the families of the 910 people who have lost their lives to this terrible virus. If you are a regular follow (thank you) you will have read that our family experienced […]

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Aussie Life Challenges

Returning Wombat

I’ve been feeling out of sorts, since Monday the 1st of February 2016 to be precise. That’s 1,862 days – I worked it out. The day Chief and I left Adelaide for a new life in Brisbane – the day I checked out of being a hands-on Mum and the day I became not me. […]

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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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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 […]