Gallipoli beach South Australia

Thank You

When I was growing up, ANZAC day was not something I really knew about, or took notice of. In fact it probably wasn’t until a boy in my class played the Last Post at a school assembly one year, that I actually started considering the fact that we had a  public holiday. Prior to that… 

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Yoda-inspired i am

Just Write#7 Done With That #IBOT

So last week I set myself the high and lofty goal to take more photos and blog every day for the school holidays. And now, 8 days in I’m pretty much, ‘yeah… done with that.’ The blogging I mean. I’m still planning on taking more photos. My main goal was to challenge myself and stop… 

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Evolution of a Blogger by Steph Calvert of Hearts and Laserbeams

Just Write #6 The Evolution of Blogging. As it applies to me.

So it’s Sunday. Which means it’s been over 24 hours since I last blogged, which is probably not allowed when you’re trying to blog for fourteen days straight. However since the person who assigned me this task (me) spent the day enjoying time with her family which one might argue, is actually  more important than… 

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Just Write#5. Dear Facebook…

Dear Facebook, We need to talk. image credit No, I’m not pregnant, nor is this a breakup. Think of it more as an intervention. You need help, and I’m here for you. I’ve spoken about you before, but never really to you, and I feel like it’s time. You are driving me nuts. Seriously what is… 

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Just Write#4. Discovering Spotify

This is not a sponsored post. I am feeling the pinch of blogging every day though. The other week one of my Facebook friends shared one of those lists; you know the type, ’31 one things only 80’s kids will understand.’ Except this one was the seven top Christian Bands of the 90’s, and being a… 

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Three cheers and cake. Because... cake.

Just Write #3. Remember That Book?

So Friday afternoon, I had a little bit of a nice surprise. It had been a lovely day really. It was Boatman’s birthday, I had submitted a dreaded assignment, and the kids were so happy to be on school holidays that they just played happily together while I pottered in the kitchen making birthday cake…. 

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Cat drinking tea in bed

Just Write #2. A Sad Day for English #IBOT

I became aware of something rather unfortunate a month or so back. I was quite upset about it at the time, and was going to take to Social Media to bemoan the news, but I didn’t. I would like to say that it was because I wanted to be alone with my grief, but really I just… 

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ava smiling

Just Write #1. A Picture Tells a Thousand Stories

In my four and a bit years of blogging, I’ve seen quite a few challenges come and go. A-Z challenges, ‘Blog every day in May’, the following of certain prompts and what not. And rarely, if ever, have I joined in. Not because I’m against challenges, per se, but it’s more been a time factor…. 

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And thee guys. Their friendship is built on Skylanders such as Eggsellent Weeruptor Mini, Power Punch Pet Van Mini, and the Easter Bunny Earth Trap

Along Came George

This is a product review You always hope that your kids are going to make good friends, it’s just one of those things parents do. If you’re anything like me, you’ve got your eagle eye out at all times, trying to work out who would make a good play date, and who wouldn’t. 😉 But… 

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As Frustrated as a Writing Student Forced to Use Similes #IBOT

I have hit the writing wall. I’ve been on a hot streak TAFE assignment wise, enjoying the challenges and knocking them down like some kind of pro tennis player. It’s been very fulfilling and wonderful, like hot chocolate on a cold winters day. Unfortunately I fear it’s all about to end in one tragically depressing,… 

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An Open Letter to The Flu

Dear Flu, I trust your well. In fact I know you’re well. You seem to be more than happy taking issue with my immune system and reducing me to a useless pile of snot.  I’m not going to thank you for that.  Flu, I had plans for this week. So many plans that have not… 

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It’s a Sign #IBOT

And so we have returned from our holiday. You will all be pleased to know (I hope), that I survived every ride I braved, although I feel inclined to add there were not a whole lot of them. But it was still a good holiday. A great holiday even, if you were to talk to Boatman…. 

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To Ride or Not to Ride? That is the Question #IBOT

At the time you are reading this, there is a good chance I will be here. image credit Or here. image credit Or possibly somewhere like here. image credit I definitely will not be here. image credit Yes, just like some national breakfast TV show’s weather report, IBOT is being brought to you today by the beauty… 

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Life After God Douglas Coperland

Life After God #IBOT

There was a book I bought, several years ago. One that has sat on my bookshelf for the last fourteen years, accumulating dust. I pulled it out a few nights ago, for no other reason than I had to. I have an assignment and I need a book with an obvious ‘style’ and this fits… 

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family photo

In The Picture

I received a parcel in the mail the other day. A thoughtful gift from a friend saying hi, and passing on to me a book she thought I might like. Perfect timing really, because I had just been considering buying that very book, that very day. Anyway, included in the parcel was a photo she had… 

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