Tag Archives: Parenting

By way of apology

I’ve been out of the blogosphere for quite a while now. I’ve written a few half posts during the last few months, but haven’t had enough puff to get over the finishing line with any of them. So, as was … Continue reading

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What did you dream about last night?

Sometimes, if (my only just three year old) Tilly wakes up early, I go and lie next to her on the futon that we keep next to her bed (for exactly this scenario), and we chat for a while before … Continue reading

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Parenting and the English Language

A few nights ago, I watched episode 5 of Stephen Fry’s documentary series on English (if you’re quick you may still be able to catch it on the ABC’s iview). He was discussing his favourite English writers, and one of … Continue reading

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Christmas? Hollow Novelty.

The other day, I was shopping at Coles and I noticed these Christmas ‘items’… … and thought a photo of same would make the perfect image for my Blog Christmas Card to you, dear reader. You should have seen me. … Continue reading

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A single instance of coarse language

Back when I lived in Sydney, I used to be in a band called Crispy Whippet (at one stage, we broke up and the re-formed as Mannheit Binliner, but somehow that name never caught on). We wrote and recorded a … Continue reading

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Susie and I had our first Tilly-free night last weekend. We left Tilly with Susie’s parents for twenty-four hours (count’em!). The intoxicating sense of freedom was incredible! I really couldn’t believe how good it was to spend just one day … Continue reading

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Salmon? Rusty!

My friends G, J and I all used to go to gigs, but since having kids this has proved more and more difficult. So a while ago we decided that we would take it in turns, once a month, to … Continue reading

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