A sparkle gene

(4th May, 2011) Why can’t I be as tidy as my temporary Spanish house guest, Juliana? If I could change anything about myself, I would be as tidy as a Spanish grandma! My brother’s girlfriend and her grandmother are staying with us for a few days, and it is heavenly! They are such lovely company…and […]

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A hazy Vinnie’s day

(3rd May, 2011) We went to Vinnie’s today in Lismore to buy Greg shorts. This is our small contribution to the world – we prefer the musky smell of Vinnie’s to the sweat shop smell that emanates from the River’s discount store below Woolworth’s. Although most things in Vinnie’s were most likely made in a […]

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Nah

(2nd May, 2011) In our household, “Nah” is a very popular word. In fact, “Nah” has recently become a very well-pronounced “No”, and yes, the culprit is Elka. Every question that begins with “Would you like…” is answered by “Nah”. “Nah” is the word used when pushing food away or a loving hand or a […]

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Wedding bliss and a royal kiss

(29th April, 2011) So, like the other 2 billion or so people around the world, I sat glued to the TV watching the Royal Wedding. Luckily I was staying with Mum, as she has a TV, we don’t. And if I had tried to watch it on our computer, Greg would have booted me off for […]

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A dream weekend

(27th April 2011) I love where I live. It’s the perfect place to raise a family, bar the rather dire job prospects, but most of us make do with what we can – part time work from home, bits and bobs etc. I think the Easter weekend really summed up all I love about this […]

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