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Family

Chucking a Fast-Food Birthday Sickie

This week at work we celebrated a team member’s birthday with the obligatory afternoon tea. It was a lovely spread; a cheese platter, savoury nibbles, and a lovely passionfruit butter cake. A speech was made and our rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday to You’ had heads turning with jealous looks from fellow co-workers. We shared […]

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Challenges Family

Social Media Beyond the Grave

I don’t know about you but Facebook has become my personal assistant and go to for remembering birthdays of friends and family. It has even replaced the sending of birthday cards but also opened up the number of birthday wishes received. Of course it hasn’t replaced cards to my close loved ones but it has […]

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Aussie Life

Happy Birthday Your Majesty

This weekend is a long weekend for us here in Australia.  As a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Australia allows its citizens a public holiday to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday even though Her Maj probably blows up a few balloons and serves ice-cream & jelly on her actual birthday, being 21 April. The […]