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I’m still here

Yep, I’m still alive – as my few infrequent blog readers would know, as I pop in and comment on your blog. I’ve had a few months without internet, so that’s explains the dip in posting.  And I’ve moved house. Here’s hoping to more posts soon…

From Russia… with like?

My holiday  started with flying into St Petersburg, spending four nights there with my brother, followed by four nights in Moscow. The hotel we selected in St Petersburg couldn’t have been better located – it was on one of the many man made canals, within a short walk of the Hermitage/Winter Palace and the Church …
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Checking in

Hi readers…! First I have a new laptop on trial from a friend.  It has a touch screen, and folds in half to be like a tablet.  It’s pretty cool, and annoying as I work out its quirks and work out how to make it work how I like. And, I’m back from three weeks …
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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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Pain for Paris

It hurts me to hear of the horrible things in Paris. My heart aches. I pray for all those involved, those who know someone whose been touched by the fear, by the deaths, by the intensity of scrutiny on one another. France is my soul’s home in so many ways. I want it to heal. …
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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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Portland is funny

      I promise, I will FIND time to post all about my FABULOUS birthday dinner on Saturday, and one blogger/reader friend who got in on the biggest secret surprise of all – wow, I was gob smacked.

Why so quiet?

Well partly cause I can’t recall my password for approving comments. And work – man, work. We’ve had big storms in Sydney, and big effort for me and my team to get things back to ‘normal’. And then there’s life. Life is full and complicated. Today was not a normal day in Sydney. I just …
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To do?

  I’m a zombie of late – wake, work, repeat.  I mean, there’s this time between 6-9pm or so, but unlike times gone by, I just want to do something mindless, like watch a TV show, or comment on blogs.  I don’t want to do things that I know I might find rewarding in the …
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