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Some parents should never have children

On the weekend, my son came to Melbourne to watch the footy and we got to see him for a couple of hours. Totally amazing! He looks so good.  865 more words

The alluring and perilous nature of #instagram

They say that if you do not capture a moment or an experience through a photograph it is as if it never happened. What is more, if you do not share that same photograph on social media with a gazillion hashtags to accompany it, then it sure is lost in the cloud of time. 868 more words

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Three years

Three years today we lost dad. Frankly I felt lost without him today. Lots of tears at the churchyard after a week which saw the sudden departure of a former colleague inWales and a lovely friend in Australia. 222 more words

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An Urban Dictionary entry defines the title of Ishy Din’s play Snookered: “to be exhausted, or in a bad situation. Snookered is a broadly used term which has a variety of meanings. 462 more words


Day 16 - When Money is a Ticking Time Bomb

On August 28th, my wife lost her job. 24 hours later, I lost mine. This blog is a continuation of the day-by-day chronicling of our emotional journey back to employment. 498 more words

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Animals teach us

Because they bring us joy.
Because they are at our mercy.
Because they teach us kindness.
And compassion.
And understanding.
Because they are voiceless.
Because they wish us no harm. 20 more words


What Do You Notice the Most About Germans? Or: The Freedom of the Individual

German class on Friday morning. Or should I say ‘German as foreign language’ class because this is what it really is. A harder version of German 101. 808 more words