No Wal-Mart

You know, I don’t think Wal-Mart has made it to Australia yet. Should I be thankful? Beth, I can’t believe you’ve done your Christmas

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I forgot …

Your story of the angry woman, Beth, made me think of another occasion when I was idly standing outside our car (waiting for my

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Platypuses

I bet that angel influenced you to bring the platypuses together. Actually, the bronze one doesn’t really have a platypus ‘feel’ to it. There’s

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A very serious Christmas story

From Glynn Nicholas http://www.ache.com.au/ache/main/index.php ‘I was talking to some friends of mine who have recently returned from a tour of the former Soviet Republic.

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The Great Computer Disaster – Episode 1

It’s Sunday, 1.30 am. My husband and I have just returned from a party. My son, the Computer Whizz (CW), has our two Macs open on neighbouring tables, their guts spilled in anything but reassuring disarray.

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an interlude

A child sat beside me on my ‘writing seat’ this morning. A beautiful girl-child with thick tendrilly hair and bright sparkling eyes. “Can I

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Christmas Day Down Under

It’s SO hot and threatening to storm (which will hopefully lower the temperature somewhat). How I envy those of you who are having a

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An infestation of angels

We never did put the lights on the tree. I was annoyed with my husband, who claimed to know where they were hiding. However,

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Music – antidote for war

Last Tuesday my husband Colin and I made our annual pilgrimage to the Woodford Folk Festival http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com/main/index.php It was even more wonderful than usual,

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Aussie geezers go bush

We’re city people – not sun-bronzed croc-wrestlers like Crocodile Dundee and Steve Irwin. Some of us ‘go bush’ occasionally, but not often. So it

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Aussie geezers go bush Part 1

(Read this before the earlier blog entry – it was inexplicably dropped off. Another of life’s mysteries I guess.) We’re city people – not

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Crowning glory

I’m really fussy about hair. Obsessive, some would say. When I’m in any way stressed, I compulsively play with the hair at the back

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New iMac Episode 4

Have I mentioned before that I love David Cohen. I love all the MyMac crew (and several offered helpful suggestions from which I learned

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