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Jan 25 2014

Lord of the Flies … and spiders

It’s been a while since I read Lord of the Flies, but I wouldn’t be surprised if their degeneration into lawlessness with a lack of showering. And it all started so well for me. Being on my own I decided I wanted some “girly” accoutrements. Guns, boots and bikes are all well and good, but …

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Jan 24 2014

Oops, I had an accident

Don’t tell Doc, but I had an accident, and no, it wasn’t the cows, though it’s stupid enough to be part of a ‘cow curse’. I fell out of my hammock. OK, ok, stop laughing and pick yourself up. It’s not that funny – or at least it wouldn’t be if I didn’t catch it …

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Jan 23 2014

Cows are more dangerous than sharks

How much do we really know about cows? Sure, they hang out in groups and follow the leader, but then again, so do the Mafia.

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Jan 22 2014

Things I saw today – sunrise, sunset and shooting stars

Finally, I got up to watch the sunrise. Unfortunately I picked the day where it was too cloudy to see a good one. I did see a spectacular sunset last night though.

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Jan 21 2014

Old houses have lots of creaks and groans in the middle of the night

I survived another night and I’m even getting used to the bumps, creaks and groans. And believe me, in an old house there are many. And so many of them sound like footsteps.

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Jan 20 2014

A toast – to overcoming fears and having adventures

I went to the dam today. “So what?” I hear you ask “You do that all the time” Yes, but usually it’s with Doc in the Hilux, this time it was on my own on the quad bike. We have a lovely view of the dam from our veranda, and can sometimes hear the distant …

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Jan 19 2014

I am woman and I can travel alone

I mentioned earlier that I might go on a solo outback trip this year. Well, plans are firming. We’re still a fair way from a definite, but it’s getting closer. As a first step, I’m going to practice being on my own, out in the middle of nowhere.

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Jan 18 2014

Out west, where the sunsets are golden and there are a million stars

It’s summer and everybody is taking their annual holidays. Australia is in the middle of the hottest heatwave on record and everybody’s heading en masse to the beach, so why am I going west? No, not to Parramatta, way out west. Well, I live by the beach so can go there anytime, and while everybody …

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Jan 06 2014

Our country dunny

For somebody who hates ‘poo’ talk, Doc has an obsession with toilets. At the farm we have two milk-crate toilets. For those not in the know, that’s a milk crate with a hole cut out of the top and a toilet seat attached, so that even though you have to dig a hole in the …

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Nov 17 2013

Just a little fire in the bathroom …

I slept through sunrise again. This time I blame Doc for setting fire to the house last night. And for that story we have to go waaay back …

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