Family

Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer

December 5, 2012

The flowers of spring are giving way to the activities of summer: days at the pool, walks after dinner and, very importantly, planning for Christmas.

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Interview with the future PM

July 30, 2010
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  After seeing Julia Gillard on the TV every day recently my baby, all of 5 years old, has declared she will be Prime Minister when she grows up.  No ifs or buts, it will just be so.  I love that confidence in kids that they can be and do whatever they choose, barriers be [...]

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Footy’s a tough game

June 8, 2010
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On perhaps the coldest day yet this year we piled the whole family into the car and headed for a footy ground out in the middle of the country side for The Engineer’s under 10′s lightening premiership. While the girls were brushing up on their World Cup skills the boys were displaying their brutish strength. [...]

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A lesson in not getting ahead of yourself

April 28, 2010
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OK, it’s really a lesson in not getting ahead of myself.  It began in the wee hours of this morning and involved our dog.  Our dog has a habit of teaching me lessons. Damned dog. He’s a mini schnauzer, although you probably wouldn’t guess that by looking at him.  He sports a very bad home [...]

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The Great Footy Team Debate

April 27, 2010
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There’s been a quiet discord sizzling in our family of five.  It bubbles to the surface on weekends.  ”Who do you ‘team’ for?”, is the question in everyone’s lips*.  For eight years, The Thinker has been attempting to recruit one of the kids to his side. The Dark Side. The Blues. For eight years he’s [...]

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Play things

April 13, 2010
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Over Easter we piled into the car and took the caravan down to Eagle Point, in Gippsland.  As always, the kids were very excited about going away.  Perhaps even moreso this time, because we managed to squeeze their bikes into the car. Eagle Point was a great central location for exploring east Gippsland and the [...]

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