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Becoming gluten free changed my life

I had my first surgery on my head when I was in primary school. All I remember is being sent to school with my head bandaged[...]

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The job interview I wasn’t prepared for…

Looking back to my teens, it is amazing how much change in my thinking there has been. Back then I didn’t ask questions for fear of[...]

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A big responsibility – larger than life leaders

It is probably made-up but I still like it. Labor MP Bessie Braddock – a fiery and single minded crusading socialist if ever there was one[...]

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State elections: more promises, more let downs

We have State elections coming up in a few weeks’ time, much to the excitement of the public, I’m sure; we all love a good election,[...]

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You can do it alone – no agents required!

Real estate agents will tell you that selling your house is not as easy as it looks, that agents know the market and can get you[...]

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The distractions of spring

When I sit to write or revise my work I am, I must confess, often distracted by the beauty of my surroundings …it’s supposed to be[...]

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Our canine family: the dogs I’ve met and owned

We are pretty much a group of dog lovers. I’ve put together a few selected tales about some of our canine family members over the years.[...]

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Are we expecting sunshine without the rain? My response to The Silver Veil

My response to the ‘The silver veil…becoming invisible as we age’… What this poor woman needs is some friendly encouragement and if there is no friend[...]

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C.J. Dennis – a forgotten poetic genius?

213 Ninety nine years ago in Sydney, George Robertson, of the famed Angus & Robertson publishing company, published the most successful book of poetry ever published in[...]

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Payback for Australia’s politically correct brigade?

651 For many years we have had to put up with the high-jinx of the politically-correct-do-gooders of our society, as they carefully arrange for the world to[...]

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Thinking about knickers – my baby boomer business

241 What do people do when they cannot buy briefs that fit? Do they get a dressmaker to make them? Do they squeeze into stuff that is[...]

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Kumar’s kitchen-garden scrapbook: leftovers

131 After having a glut of fennel, I now have a surplus of broad beans from the vegie patch. When planting vegies, it is always a problem[...]

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Me and my boobs

162 We had a shaky start me and my boobs – breasts if you want to be more formal – I was ten and my Aunt Floss,[...]

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I felt betrayed: when simple surgery goes wrong

197 I used to be a pretty accomplished guitarist. Forty plus years of playing guitar, it was my joy, it helped me to relax, zone out, and[...]

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Animal magic: all my special pets over the years

192 I was taught to love every living creature, so from age three I had pets, white mice, cats and dogs. Later, exotic strays made their way[...]

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The Lamborghini ride – what a rush!

57 The unique thing about a Lamborghini is that you climb down into it, unlike pretty well every other car on the road! Not the easiest thing[...]

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Mary: how I care for her and how she brightens my life

349 I have been caring for Mary for five years now, although it seems to me she has been caring for me. Mary is 98 and I[...]

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My secret admirer: a whirlwind romance and no regrets

109 I think I met him in July and married him in August – I can’t really remember – I could look up my divorce papers, but[...]

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What happened to parsing? The grammar nazi is a dying breed

217 Well, what did happen to parsing? I looked it up in trusty Wikipedia and their expert said this, “Parsing or, more formally, syntactic analysis is the[...]

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GIVEAWAY – The Code: Season One

Stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia’s outback[...]

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A short break with culture, history and entertainment…

if you want a short break with a gentle[...]


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GIVEAWAY – Legendary soprano Inessa Galante returns to Australia

Latvian Opera’s internationally acclaimed prima donna Inessa Galante, is returning[...]

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Cruise along the majestic Mekong on a budget!

The Mekong River is one of the “must do”[...]


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Return flights to LA for less than $1000? Yes please!

Thanks to Escape Travel you can enjoy return economy[...]


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Fiji flights and accommodation for an unbelievable price!

This travel deal is pretty amazing… Enjoy an escape[...]


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