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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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Aussie Life

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 […]

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Aussie Life

Pencil Spikes

My weekly dip into The Life of B’s square photo challenge led me to post this photograph of a driveway gate made of large pencils! Shot at a residence at Sunshine Beach near Noosa, Queensland, I love this quirky spiky idea for a gate.

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Challenges Photography

Spiky Square in March

Dipping into the Life of B’s Spiky in March photo challenge, this square and spiky entry is a close up shot of the Esplanade Theatre, in Singapore. Affectionately known as the Durian as it resembles the spiky and smelly tropical fruit.

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Aussie Life

A Hump Day Funny

First of all, some of you may not know what ‘hump day’ is so by way of an explainer, it’s a Wednesday, the halfway point of a typical working week. I thought I’d let you into a little funny incident that took place in the gym a couple of weeks ago. Those of you who […]