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Mar 06 2012

Is there a way to avoid shopping at major chains??

I think I’ve officially reached the grumpy old woman stage – or at least the grumpy, I’m still not admitting to the old! There are now officially more things I can’t buy, see or do than those I can.

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Feb 23 2012

Is a bloke without a ute still a bloke?

Oh no, Doc is without a ute for the first time in his driving life. Doc’s a mechanic by trade and a rev-head by culture.  I was going to say bogan but too many people think that’s an insult. Bugger it – he’s a bogan. All his life – or at least since he was …

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Feb 15 2012

Which is the least worst airline in Australia?

I’m going to the Gold Coast for a friend’s 50th birthday soon (I don’t know how my friends got to be that old either). Which raises a big dilemma for me – how do I get there? Normally Doc and I would take a few days out to drive, stopping off and camping at different …

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Feb 12 2012

What happened to the mosh pit???

Well, the Rod Stewart concert went ahead. By the time we got to the Hunter Valley the sun was shining and I had the roof down on the car. We visited my favourite Hunter winery – Allendale on Lovedale Road – to pick up some of my favourite semillon, then went and checked in to …

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Feb 10 2012

What’s the point of a picnic in a winery without the picnic?

I’m going to a Rod Stewart concert in a Hunter Valley winery tomorrow night. At least I hope I am, the weather is not looking good with severe weather warnings for the area. This is something my girlfriends and I do often. Girlie weekends away for Day on the Green concerts. It often doesn’t even …

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Feb 09 2012

I’m not going to clean my children’s house!

I’m on my weekly trip to the city for work, and staying at my kids’ place again. It always brings up mixed feelings when I’m here. I miss my kids now that I’ve moved out of home, and still feel a bit guilty for leaving them to fend for themselves. I’m sure a good mother …

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Jan 24 2012

Somebody please give my son a job

Number 3 child is having another career change. This is the child who was often bored at school because he found things too easy. I’d ask his teachers to give him more difficult work to keep him interested, only to have them reply that he wasn’t showing them he could do it. “That’s because he’s …

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Dec 29 2011

Which beach is Australia’s best kept secret?

There’s another late entry in the biggest whinger of 2011 competition. That is everybody who’s joined in the annual whinge about the difficulties of holidaying in Australia. It seems like every time I pick up a paper or turn on the radio I hear somebody else whinging about traffic out of the city, or the …

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Dec 27 2011

Christmas shopping horror stories

Christmas is over, turkey is cooked and eaten, families are visited and – importantly – presents have been given out and opened, for better or worse. And Doc came through with flying colours, as I knew he would. He got me exactly what I wanted, with absolutely no prompting from me – no lists, no …

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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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