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WPC: Friend

This is Max. Max had a brief encounter with Chief and they became instant friends.  One evening a jogger knocked on our door clutching a huge dog collar with a black labrador attached to it. The jogger wanted to know if it was our escaped dog.  We said ‘no’. The jogger didn’t have a mobile […]

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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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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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A Tale of Two Cities

Let me tell you a little bit about our new city, Brisbane; I like it. You can hear it in Kath & Kim style “look at moy, look at moy!”  It’s clean shiny with lots of sparkle.  There are plenty of tall glitzy high-rise buildings, the tallest being the Infinity Tower at 262 metres and […]

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It’s All Go!

It’s all happening; life ticks over for a while and all of a sudden – whoosh!  I mentioned in a post Embracing Change back in November that half the family will be moving to Brisbane, well that time has come.  The Chef (Actually, I’m not going to call him that any longer.  He doesn’t cook […]

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Treasure Tin

At the end of last year the family were having a mass clear out in preparation for some renovations and I came across my ‘wafer tin’ which stores all the letters I’ve kept over the years.  The letters mainly stem from the late 70’s and right through the 80’s. The day after my thirteenth birthday […]

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Changing Seasons

Happy first day of Spring to all my family, friends and fellow bloggers who reside in the northern hemisphere.  With your Spring comes our Autumn; the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfullness’.  The ripening on the vines and the lengthening of the afternoon shadows. The 2014 vintage is well underway in our local wine region, […]

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The Liebster Award – An Introduction To New Blogs

What a wonderful start to the year for me and I haven’t even kicked off the blogging new year yet.  I’ve been nominated for a blogging award! It’s the Liebster Award, which is a fantastic way to discover and recommend new blogs. Thank you very much to Secrets of a Trailing Spouse for nominating me […]

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What’s Taken So Long

I should have started blogging years ago. Having arrived at these shores in 2005, you would have thought that blogging would be the ideal platform for left behind loved ones and friends to keep in touch with our new life in Australia. Not so – we hit the ground running and before we knew it, […]