“Oops” said Doc. A slight downplaying of our predicament. Stuck in the mud, a 10-15 minute drive from help one way or the farmhouse the other, in the dark, with rain pelting down outside. With …
We’re back on the farm. You might have noticed the absence of stories about the farm over the past couple of years. For reasons I won’t go into I didn’t go down there for a …
I’m very excited. I spoke with the amazing Gemma for her award winning travel podcast “Girls that Travel”. We talked solo women travellers, outback travel, and having a wild dingo in my campsite one night …
We all make mistakes, but some of them can be deadly. Now that restrictions are easing, and people are making plans to travel again, here are some simple tips to help you avoid what could …
Kangaroos, koalas, wombats, echidnas, platypus(es??? – platypodes?), emus, wallabies, and more kangaroos. Everyone loves Australian animals. What’s not to love – they’re cute, cuddly, and they sleep in the shade all day – or swim …
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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