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London Pilgrimage

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since I was there but in two weeks I’ll be on a plane en route to London … my favourite place in the world and my spiritual home. I know that sounds corny and makes me a really crap Australian but …

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Forty Two

I turned forty two yesterday. I’m very happy being in my forties. I know we all speak about worrying about getting old and how the years are flying by. But I’m pretty sure most of us don’t mind as much as we claim to. Well I don’t. I’ve written about …

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The Year Ahead

After losing an amazing friend in extremely tragic circumstances a few weeks ago, I’m still coming to terms with the anger and sadness I feel surrounding her death. It has made me question many things in my life, which all seem rather petty and insignificant when you compare them to the …

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Women are from Venus and men have vision problems

Last saturday I had to take Holly to gymnastics so Rob had the job of taking our middle son to his first soccer grading morning. Rob had a hangover which he did his best to pretend didn’t exist (10 of out of 10 for your stellar performance by the way, Rob) …

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Growing Wiser

I’m not particularly happy about the grey hair on my head. Or my slowing down metabolism. The wrinkles beside my eyes. My …

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School Holiday Survival

Yesterday I had a text conversation with one of my friends who was having a moan about her sons flicking their bitten …

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On The News

Jude and I were on the news last week. https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/video/watch/25668488/gender-wars-toy-boycott-outrage/ I wish I could say it was because of something really huge …

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Getting Old(er)

I am forty one years old. I quite like being this age. I don’t really understand these ageing celebrities who are desperately trying …

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A Lesson in Sustainability

Each week I get an email from each of my sons parent class reps to remind all the parents of things that …

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Date Night

With forty hundred children and Rob burning the candle at both ends, we don’t often get a friday night to ourselves. That …

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The Cake

It was Holly’s 11th birthday last week.  With four kids I’ve now got the birthday party prep thing pretty sorted, given I …

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Holiday, what holiday?

Yesterday Rob and I came home from an amazing child-free five days away in Noosa. Rob has a really high stress job …