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It’s Hot! Damn Hot!

What’s the weather like out there? “It’s hot! Damn hot! Real hot! Hottest things is my shorts. I could cook things in it. A little crotch pot cooking.” Well, tell me what it feels like. “Fool, it’s hot! I told you again! Were you born on the sun? It’s damn hot! It’s so damn hot, […]

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On My Way to the MBE

Some of you good folk may have read in one of my earlier posts that my lovely Dad was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s honours list?  Dad was duly notified that his official investiture invitation could arrive anytime in the next seven months and that he would dearly love me to be there […]

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Aussie Etiquette

I have been wrestling with a point of Australian social etiquette (yes, there really is!) for almost the entire eleven years we’ve been living here and I’ve never been brave enough to ask anyone about it.  Now that I’ve reached that age of not caring what one says, I thought I’d air what’s been bugging […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

Edge I love the patterns, shapes and edges of the Sydney Opera House close up.

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One Hundred Not Out!

Yay!  I’ve just reached a WordPress milestone – ONE HUNDRED POSTS!  It’s taken awhile but I’m feeling pretty boosted by receiving a milestone badge so thank you WordPress and thank you all for still following the Wombat -we appreciate it. Talking of wombats, I just wanted to share Patrick with you – some of you […]

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In Mourning This Morning 

The weekend is well and truly over and so too the queue of scheduled posts; the pressure is on!  Thought I’d share with you just how I’m feeling this week. For just under ten years I was employed by the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA (RA&HS).  Sounds mighty grand doesn’t it? I was […]

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WPC: Frame

My first photo for this weeks theme, Frame, is of Onkaparinga Gorge taken through a hole in the wall at Samuel’s Gorge Winery, McLaren Vale.   My second shot is a section of Brisbane CBD captured at the look out at Kangaroo Point. Frame

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Rare

For the daily post blogging challenge, I give you the Huntsman! This photograph was taken back in October 2006 and although it’s a scary looking Huntsman, it is a beautiful and rare sight to behold.  I’d popped outside to put some rubbish in the dustbin, opened back the lid and this was the surprise waiting […]

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Family

One of the bravest choices to make when immigrating to the other side of the world is to leave family and friends.  It’s not like it’s near enough to ‘pop’ over for afternoon tea with Auntie or catch up with the whole family over a long Sunday lunch.  It’s a good twenty-four hours and a few […]

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Lennox Head

There is nothing better than enjoyng a last minute getaway and that’s exactly what Chief and I did last weekend.  Having secured the Friday off work and made arrangements to meet our friends from Sydney, we loaded up the car and headed three hours south of Brisbane to the northern NSW coast.  Our destination was Lennox […]