The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a-gley, [often go awry] – Robert Burns
Everybody knows the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Uluru, and the Great Barrier Reef. But there are many other places that are just as magnificent that you’ve probably never heard of or, …
The Australian outback is not all flat, endless plains. The countryside is constantly changing – rainforest, floodplains (and drought plains), ‘jump up’ country, rivers, deserts, sand dunes, and red dust are some of the things …
You’re thinking about visiting Australia, and want to make the most of your time here. You’ve checked the web for the best places to visit, and come up with your list of places to see. …
I will not pretend I wasn’t petrified. I was. But mixed in with the awful fear was a glorious feeling of excitement. Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us …
It’s 3am and I’m sitting up in bed with my computer. I can’t sleep.
I’m back in my old house, the kids are out and everything’s quiet. It’s just me and Gypsy, the cat, who’s curled up on the bottom of my bed.
Things are as they used to be – it’s almost like having my old life back.
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OK, here comes a rant. Why is it that unhappiness is so interesting?
Tolstoy once said “Happy families are all alike. Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
Maybe it’s that difference that we find interesting, because it seems that the angrier, or unhappier bloggers are, the more people want to read them.
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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 at different times.
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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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I’m moving out of home.
The first time I moved out it was away from my parents. Now I’m moving away from my children.
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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 first child she has been, now how do I say this nicely, a bit of a bitch at times.
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