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  • 11 Years - I once read that one of the most important career related decisions a woman can make is who she chooses as a partner – someone who values her career as much as his or her own and is willing to do things to support it, or someone who sees their career as most important and … Continue reading 11 Years
  • Wuthering Heights - I’ve just finished reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. If you’re wondering how I could just have finished reading Wuthering Heights this week when I had just finished reading The Mouse and His Child last week, then all I can say is, it’s all down to a voracious appetite and a determined disregard for house-work. … Continue reading Wuthering Heights
  • The Mouse and His Child - I’ve just finished reading The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban. When I was little I watched the animated movie many times. There’s a scene in the cartoon where a rat beats an old wind-up donkey to death and, unsurprisingly,  it always stayed with me. I saw the book at a book-fair and picked … Continue reading The Mouse and His Child
  • Multi-tasking or Not - If there’s radio silence on this blog, chances are I’m busy with something else. I’m not good at multi-tasking. This is disappointing because ‘people’ are always saying how women can multi-task and men can’t. Maybe that’s true in your family, but in my house my husband can have multiple things going and not miss a … Continue reading Multi-tasking or Not
  • I Love Kid’s TV - I love television aimed at kids and teens. The Next Step Miraculous Ladybug Little Lunch (an awesome Aussie show) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (I loved it in the 80s, I love it now. I had a crush on Raphael in the 80s, I have a crush on him now). The list goes on. The problem … Continue reading I Love Kid’s TV
  • Belum – Not Yet - In Indonesian ‘belum’ means not yet. There’s three different words for no, ‘tidak’, ‘bukan’ and ‘belum. Sudah ke Indonesia? Have you been to Indonesia? Belum? Not yet. You wouldn’t say no (tidak) because that means you’ll never go. And I love that idea because it leaves that door open. It’s hopeful. It’s full of possibility. … Continue reading Belum – Not Yet
  • Land of the Long Weekend - Australian’s love a long weekend. This weekend it’s the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (but not actually the Queen’s Birthday) and we’ve spent it visiting family. Both my parents and my MIL and SILs live in the same area, so it’s easy to visit them all the same time. It’s also exhausting. I remember when I … Continue reading Land of the Long Weekend
  • Plastic Fantastic - At the end of this month my local supermarket will stop supplying plastic bags. In theory, I support this because I know plastic is a problem in the environment. It’s a danger to fish, birds and animals, it doesn’t break down and plastic bags fluttering in the breeze are an eye-sore. But, in practicality, I … Continue reading Plastic Fantastic
  • Look Who’s Here - I’ve been absent for a while, I know. I’m sorry but things just got a way from me for a bit. I was knocked down with a cold, then there was school holidays and my brother got married and the excuses just keep going. Sometimes life is like that. It’s one thing after other and … Continue reading Look Who’s Here
  • Do You Lie? - I like to think of myself as an honest person. I was brought up to know that cheating and lying were bad and this is what I teach my children but the truth is, I lie all the time. In my family as a child, as in my family now, there was a special place … Continue reading Do You Lie?