Twelve months after my first solo trip across the Simpson Desert I’ve completed my second. I’m still sorting out my notes, so stories will appear soon. It’s also twelve months since I put in my audition …
I never used to go camping. Too cold, too many insects, too uncomfortable. Then Doc dragged me kicking and screaming into the outback in a swag, and I was hooked. All my objections were overcome. …
The colours of Kanku/The Breakaways and the Painted Desert are truly breathtaking. Check out the photo gallery
Well, it’s happened again. I’ve had car trouble. Driving from Coober Pedy to Arkaringa and the Painted Desert, one of the clips holding my back window in place broke. Of course it was the strongest …
The Australian outback truly is remarkable. And ever changing as you drive through it. I left Coober Pedy heading north for the Painted Desert. First stop, Kanku/Breakaways again. Last night I drove in from the …
I’ve been outback NSW over the last week. Working of course, but managing to combine business with pleasure.
While we were out that way I took the opportunity to go and visit some relatives, and over a couple of bottles of wine with dinner we started discussing the family history.
My grandmother was born in 1907 in a little place called Mt Hope. About halfway between Cobar and Hillston on the Kidman Way.
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We’re preparing for our next big trip away. So today we’ve been out shopping – browsing 4WD and camping shops. And e-bay of course.
Now, I’m a novice when it comes to 4WDing and camping.
My type of shopping is usually very different. Last week my sister was in town, so we went for a trip to the markets – shopping and lunch. What more could a girl want? I bought a necklace. I won’t tell you how much I spent, other than to say that apparently it would have got us a few tanks of diesel while we’re away.
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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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