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Scooby Doo and the case of the whacky Websters…

In my home, we love a good tradition, particularly when it involves each member of the family and spans the generations. I find it’s always the simplest of things that provide happiness and connection, even if they can be a bit odd. My family is not typical, as our ages, from oldest to youngest step down in lots of 12-14 years. For ... read more

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Get your Milo on….

I was contacted a while back by the team at MILO who wanted to share some research they have undertaken.  It scared the tripe out of me.  I knew kids weren't getting enough exercise, but the research results are frightening.  Amongst other things, it shows that, as I guessed, it's not the kids, but us that need to take the lead on getting ... read more

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Love Actually….

Yesterday I found myself at Arrivals A at Sydney Airport at 6.00am wriggling with excitement, waiting for my daughter to arrive home. She'd been away for almost a month with her Grandma touring around the U.S.  It was all business class, 6-star, private tours, chauffeurs and once in a lifetime opportunities for her. A very precious and ... read more

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Moments of Wonder #3

Welcome to Moments of Wonder for the months of March and April, 2016. March and April saw autumn again fail to find a foothold. I am becoming desperate for cooler weather and much-needed rain. With late snow in New York and temperatures in the high 20s (celsius) for much of the time in Sydney, Mother Nature has become seriously ... read more

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Barbie gets real. Kind of…

Were you into Barbie when you were little? I was never particularly interested in her; instead my toys of choice were a pair of "Klik Klaks " and a Holly Hobbie Doll.  They went with me everywhere until one day I lost the Klik Klaks by letting go of them and inadvertently hurling them to the top of a large willow tree.  There they ... read more

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Moments of Wonder (Feb 2016) and some BRILLIANT news

Welcome to Moments of Wonder for the month just past; February 2016. I have related to the witch out of The Wizard of Oz as I spent most days feeling like I was melting. It has been horrendously humid so I am very relieved that we are now into autumn (in Sydney) and I’m looking forward to the humidity packing itself off to the other side ... read more

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The great disappearing act…

There is little wonder to be found in this post. Instead I offer you a cranky face in all its reddened glory. My face looks almost identical, but no, I will not be including a photo of that ~ many of you would be traumatized as a result. Let’s consider for a moment shall we, where the bulk of Australia’s media are. The disappearing act ... read more

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Moments of Wonder Jan 2016

My daughter and I went to a spiritualist recently. Don’t ask me why. We just happened to walk past a shop and there she was, sitting, waiting for us. She didn’t know us from Adam but as is so often the case she managed to pinpoint what was going on in our lives with unnerving accuracy. She told me that my abiding passion was words and ... read more

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Kids, nuts and creativity…

Given I love anything that fosters creativity and imagination in children, I couldn’t resist participating in a great initiative (and competition) designed to get kids creative both in the kitchen and outdoors. The team at Wonderful Pistachios are encouraging families to come up with the quirkiest, most creative use of an empty ... read more

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Want some help in the kitchen…?

Last week my girlfriend, who freely admits to not enjoying cooking door-stopped me and asked for my help. For a school assignment, her daughter had to make a video, which would showcase her (and a mate) making something healthy. They chose quesadillas. Easy right? My friend flew into a complete panic. A cheese toastie maybe, but something ... read more