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Kensington in Autumn

Sunday was a deceptively warm day. Autumn was definitely here because the red and orange hues had already replaced the green of the leaves in the park. The familiar sound of dry leaves rustling...

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Birthdays, Boats and Botanic Gardens

Last Friday we celebrated my Mother in Law’s birthday.¬†We started out by visiting a small Thai restaurant in Richmond before proceeding to the Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens. Firstly – the restaurant… Located in a...

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Cyclone cleanup and the cupboard under the stairs

Every year in Darwin towards the end of the year or the cyclone season there is an event called the cyclone cleanup. This is where people scour their yards and homes for items potentially...

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Winter in Melbourne – more of the little things

Winter is the time of wearing black in Melbourne and walking past cafes where the aroma of freshly ground coffee beans tempt one to pause for a cup and conversation. In my last post...

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Adding up the little things

When you are in the midst of work, deadlines looming, responsibilities that extend beyond what might be considered normal and you feel as if you are in fact drowning and not waving, it is...

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Harvest Time – The second harvest

Well I have been back up in Darwin for almost a month now which means I haven’t seen how our small garden plot in Kensington is going. What I have seen though is that...

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Another huge week at Melbourne High for Joe

After our great day with robots at Telstra Joe restarted Melbourne High in Term 2. He immediately had two days of athletics and although due to his rowing commitments he hadn’t been able to...

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Term One at Melbourne High almost over

This last ten weeks has been a revelation for me in the education arena. I expected something different when Joe entered Melbourne High, but what we are experiencing is not a driven focus on...

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Year of the Monkey – 2016 – Gong Xi Fa Cai

So 2016 brings with it the Chinese Year of the Monkey. In the lunar calendar, tomorrow¬†8 February is New Year’s Day. Today in a last minute flurry of buying offerings for the gods, I...

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Joe starts school at Melbourne High 2016

Joe started school at Melbourne High on the 28th of January along with 300 other young men. Being the uncool parents, we followed our son to school… catching the 903 bus to Oakleigh and...

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