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Melbourne High School – Sydney International Rowing Regatta 2018

I arrived at the regatta on Thursday. It had been going since Monday. Here are albums from the last four days of racing. Our teams came away with great memories, an incredible experience on...

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Melbourne High win at State Rowing Championships

For those who have seen the photos already on Facebook I apologise as this is coming from my blog – It is a more comprehensive post though with more links and video. The State...

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I can name all the trees in my park

Actually only the park opposite our house in Melbourne… thanks to a very cool online application map that allows me to zoom in on our street then progressively click on the trees to find...

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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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Joe’s School Photo (with the entire school)

We received Joe’s mounted picture of all the school students and I have to say I was very impressed. It took us quite a while to find Joe in among more than 1000 students, but...

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From commentator to cultivator

I look down on the garden that has popped up at the end of our very short street and now view it with a new found sense of urgency. With a plot offered and gratefully...

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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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Autumn is here with all of its beauty

On Monday we observed “Qing Ming Jie” by visiting Joe’s grandfather’s grave which is located in an idyllic location southeast of Melbourne. You could forgive yourself if you thought you were on the outskirts...

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Joe is back at Karate and is elected Form Captain

Last night Joe attended his first Soo Bahk Do Karate class in Murrumbeena which is near Oakleigh. Joe enjoyed his first class and among his other commitments is hoping to achieve his black belt...

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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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