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Dec 19 2011

Who is the most annoying person of 2011?

The best/worst of 2011 lists are starting to come out, so I’ve decided to compile my own personal best list. It’s not definitive, nor does it really have a theme. It’s just some of the things that I liked, or that annoyed me, in 2011. Any other suggestions are welcome.

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Dec 14 2011

Should feminists reclaim the “C” word?

My apologies but this post has been withdrawn from publication. It seems that some servers were blocking the site because it contained  “adult” language. Wankers!

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Dec 08 2011

Look at me … I’m a lady

Apparently ladies are back in fashion. And the evidence? ‘Lady’ Gaga, ‘ladylike’ fashions (what? Like the one adorning the article???), and Margaret Thatcher (the ‘Iron Lady’).  If Lady Gaga is your standard for ladies, then you’re in trouble. She might be a lot of things, but a lady is not one of them. I’m old …

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Dec 08 2011

Are men really bad at Christmas shopping?

It’s almost Christmas. Time for most men to go into a panic as they’re forced to do two of the things they hate most in the world – go shopping; and buy presents. Doc’s no different.  For weeks he’s been begging me to tell him what I want. He can’t accept that I’d really rather …

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Dec 02 2011

How to eat a mango – and other tropical fruit stories

I love the tropics, and apart from the weather, the fruit is one of the things I love the most. Mangoes, mangosteen, papaya, durian, rambutan. Even the names are exotic and exciting. Surely it’s only in the tropics that somebody would think to call a fruit “passion”. Possibly after the way eating it in the …

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Nov 26 2011

I caught a fish!

We went fishing this morning. As a vegetarian, fishing is not something I do very often. As a matter of fact, apart from 30 seconds on the Cape, then a fishing charter into the Gulf at Karumba, I can’t remember the last time I went fishing. Probably when I was around 8 years old on …

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Nov 26 2011

Has the white shoe brigade gone bare foot?

The white shoe brigade has become the bare foot brigade Just when I was starting to like Port Douglas comes an incident that reminds me of everything I dislike about the place. It started off as a great day. I was up at 6am and went for a walk along the beach. I walked back …

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Nov 24 2011

Port Douglas in the wet season

Well I’ve returned to my least favourite place on our Great Cape York adventure – Port Douglas. One of my girlfriends has been wanting me to come to Port Douglas for a while, instead of Noosa which is our usual girlie long weekend away. So far I’ve resisted, but she is going through a very …

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Nov 22 2011

Is there a 12 step program for iPhone addiction?

I’m an angry birds widow. Doc got a new iPhone the other day – well, he usurped his son’s but that’s another story – and he hasn’t stopped playing with it since. Angry birds mainly. Every so often I hear a cry of “I beat my high score”, and I smile sweetly and tell him …

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Nov 13 2011

Whinge, whinge, whinge … we’ll all be rooned!

I sing in the car. Nothing special about that you might think. Lots of people sing in the car. But I drive a convertible, and I don’t sound like Amy Winehouse. As a matter of fact, unlike all the Idol wannabes, even my mother has never told me I sing well. And my kids find …

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