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December 19, 2018

The holidays are a time for nibbling. Everyone is on different timetables. Kids sleep in or wake at 5 am. Breakfast can last for three hours and morph into lunch.

Our holidays are often one ‘proper’ meal, with everyone sitting at the table for two courses. The rest of t...

December 8, 2018

Alternatives to the Plastic Christmas Trees

Photo found online (source unkown)

Tired of the old green and shaggy but don’t want to go fake and plastic? Try an Aussie Christmas tree instead!

New South Wales Christmas Bush

From Wikimedia Commons (unattributed)

This comes with...

December 2, 2018

I wrote this almost forty years ago, in the late 70’s, during a drought that went on until 1983.

I lived in a shed at the time; read by candlelight and rose with the sun.

It sounds like a hard time, but it was the happiest I had ever known, a community that shared hardsh...

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