Kathleen Swinbourne

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Water, water everywhere

NSW has gone from drought to flood in a very short time. Nothing demonstrates that quite so well as watching the water levels change in rivers, lakes and dams.  Have a look at the photos below to see what I mean. They don’t look it, but they are 2 sets of the same view, taken …

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Wicked step mother

OMFG. I just realised I’m going to be a step-mother!! At least I think I am. If I move in with my partner and his 16 year old son does that make me a step mother? Is it compulsory? Can’t I continue to be just “Dad’s girlfriend”???

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Moving house

I’m moving out of home. Again. The first time I moved out it was away from my parents. Now I’m moving away from my children.

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(Almost) empty nest

I’m not feeling very ‘hammocky’ today. My baby left for an extended holiday in England and Europe yesterday. Now, when I say “baby”, I don’t mean it literally, she’s 22 and it’s not the first time she’s flown the coup. But it is the first time she’s gone so far, for so long. Being the …

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Hello world!

This blog will be up and running very soon, bringing you news and opinion on interesting events and issues around the world. When I wake up that is. Right now, I’m taking Arianna Huffington’s advice    

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