Category: life

Country or the coast? Ten reasons to head inland for your summer holidays

As I sit here, surrounded by rolling hills, on an isolated place beside the Murrumbidgee River where the sound of boats is but a distant lull, I can’t help but think how lucky I am to be here. For a few years when I was a kid we spent our summer holidays on the north …

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Relaxing with a good book … while somebody else does all the work

Thank you for all the emails, it was great to get such a response. Yes, I do know how lucky I am to have Doc. Though his exes might disagree. We “deserve each other” is the phrase I heard on a number of occasions – and I don’t think they meant because we are both …

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Life on the farm

Life’s pretty simple out here on the farm, away from all the ‘mod cons’ of the city. With all the wide open spaces, clear star-filled skies and boundless plains to share, what more could we want? Well, some of life’s basic necessities I suppose – like water.

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A new years wish for a kinder, gentler facebook

It’s the new year and time to make – and break – resolutions. I’ve decided not to make any resolutions this year. But then, I never make any new year’s resolutions so why start now. But I do have some hopes for the year ahead.

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Watching the sunrise

I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee watching the sunrise. One set of Christmas lights are still flashing, though very languidly. Like me, they’re waiting for the sun to recharge their battery, to make them bright again. It’s peaceful rather than quiet. Despite – or perhaps because of – the lack of city noises, …

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Playing with the big boys’ toys

There’s a tractor outside my kitchen window. That means Doc is ‘working’. That’s his euphemism for playing with the big boys toys. We’re building a shed at our house at the farm. Doc has bought so many toys out here that we need somewhere to keep them out of the house. Hence, a shed – …

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