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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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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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Everyday Inspiration Family

Everyday Inspiration, Day 8

Reinvent the Letter Format I’m cheating and hope you won’t mind?  You see, I’m time poor at the moment and have decided that you absolutely won’t mind that I’ve linked this assignment to a post I wrote back in November 2014.  It was actually a Blogging 101 assignment and the subject was my dream reader. […]

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Aussie Life

Casting a Thoughtful Pod

Chief has been a podcaster for some time now; mostly listening to his favourite sport or food and drink categories and I’ve been rather left behind.  Recently though I’ve been searching for alternatives to Australia’s poor radio selection (sorry Australia, I’m a BBC kinda gal) just for my short journey to and from work and […]

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Family

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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Creative Writing

Dream Reader

It’s been just over 29 years since you left us Paul and if you had just walked through my front door – boy what a different world you would see!  The internet was just a ‘work in progress’ when you passed away in 1985 – we had Space Invaders and Pac-Man and the Sony Walkman.  […]

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Aussie Life

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, […]