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Melbourne Flower Show – 2017

Last weekend we attended the spectacular Melbourne Flower Show. Flower arrangements, including creating gowns and dresses from plant material – wonderful garden arrangements – for small and large gardens. There were vendors showing off the...

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Strolls, Sojourns and a Soliloquy

The title was born out of my misunderstanding of the word “sojourn”.  Sojourn – with the wisdom of the internet at my fingertips is “a temporary stay” which although conveys a meaning of destination, also...

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Melbourne High Rowing on Lake Wendouree

One of the great things about Joe undertaking rowing is the interesting places he gets to row. We were impressed with the beauty of the Barwon River in Geelong and now having visited Lake...

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Barwon River Regatta

Joe has now spent a year in his new sport, rowing. In Darwin it is considered an adventure sport because of the real chance of being eaten by a crocodile, although it provides excellent...

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Piano is the key to chilling out

Which you may find strange considering Joe plays and studies the violin. Last week was Adobe week where I was introduced to actually using Garage Band as part of great add-on Apple learning day...

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How our garden has grown

Back in Melbourne for 2 months. It is hard to think that we are three quarters of our way through the first year of living our shared dream of Joe attending Melbourne High. 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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Federal election day, 10,000 steps and the Halal Snack Pack

Life can be full of symbolism. Some of it is molded by the beliefs of others. Social media allows groups of youth roaming the streets during their semester break to embark on one journey...

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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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