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For the week after New Years, I joined my friends for two nights in Bangkok and four nights in Siam Reap.  They has been in Vietnam prior, and continued onto Phuket.  I probably couldn’t have articulated why I wanted to go to Cambodia, but I am glad I did.  It has a very laid back …
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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 and I’ll get right onto it! In the meantime, enjoy this quick photo:


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! 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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