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Sculptures by the sea 2015

Every year in late October and early November, the famed walk from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach is used as a backdrop for a sculpture competition (though it ends at Tamarama Beach).  Most years, I delay and delay until I’ve missed going.  This year, I went on the morning of the last day.  Which means …
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Child raising, internationally

Somehow, I stumbled across a Cup of Jo series on motherhood around the world.  Fascinating (except for Australia, naturally).   It’s title is # of surprisingly things about motherhood in… Here’s what I’d like… – 3 hours every day with a kraamzorg for the first eight days after birth in The Netherlands.  How helpful would …
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Site down :(

Sorry all if you haven’t been able to use my site lately – some hiccups on a few things lately. If you ever have the time and inclination, please email me at livetolist AT gmail.com and I’ll get right onto it! In the meantime, enjoy this quick photo:

Thanks

Dearest readers, thank you for your considered responses to my last post.  For the first time, ever, I will not reply to each comment individually.  I think it would be more vulnerable that I’m willing to be.  But I would like you to know that the comments you made created some serious food for thought …
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Spy on my shopping

On Saturday, like most weekends, I went with the BF in the car to the gym.  He has a membership, so he works out, and I walk to the co-op if needed, and then walk home.  Usually, I walk with exercising in mind.  This weekend, I had a few shopping errands or missions to attend …
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Things to know about Aussies

This link is as amusing to my fellow Australian readers, as it is to those less aware of the plights we endure… including what I am sure is a 40C (104F) day out there today – #26 puts it perfectly! http://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/problems-only-australians-can-understand Anything you think they missed for Australia?  What would be some of the ‘problems’ …
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Gingerbread House!

On some list, somewhere, I knew I wanted to make a gingerbread house this Christmastime.  I kept putting it off on weekends past, to snuggle on the sofa and read blogs and watch TV shows.  But this past weekend, a friend wanted to catch up, and so I decided we could build our first ever …
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Le Diner en Blanc – Sydney

On Saturday, I was invited to join in an exclusive international event – Diner en Blanc.  As the name suggests, it started in France, and it’s a dinner in white.  The tradition started many years ago when a group of French friends decided to reunite after years of living abroad – but how would they …
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I’m back!

After what has seemed like a lot longer than 10 days, I’m back from Vietnam, via Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia. I’m not sure where to start with telling you about it, so whilst I catch up on a week’s worth of work, and blog emails and jetlag, please let me know what interests you… Here’s some …
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Gratitude addition to the daily edition

  Lately, I feel like my posts have been a little less bright.  I certainly haven’t felt like I’m my usual self.  So I’ve thought about it, and think I need to create a habit of gratitude – something that I’ve done before and it works really well. Now, dear readers, at the bottom of …
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