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  • 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?
  • I’m Sick - I’ve got a shocking cold but I’ll be back with you when I’m well again. Hope you all had a lovely Easter.
  • Happy Easter - If this weekend will find you celebrating Easter than I wish you much love, enjoyment and blessings. And if it doesn’t, I also wish you much love, enjoyment and blessings. And of course, whether you celebrate Easter or not, next week will find us surrounded by phenomenally cheap (but egg shaped) chocolate. And that’s something … Continue reading Happy Easter
  • Cheater, Cheater - If you follow the cricket or are from a cricketing nation you will know by now that the Aussie cricket team are a bunch of big fat cheaters. And bad ones at that, because they got caught and Lance Armstrong got away with if for years. Even I, one of the un-sportiest people you could … Continue reading Cheater, Cheater
  • A Body Image Challenge - Late last year I set myself a challenge to make a change. And now I’m inviting you to do the same. In writing my latest manuscript about Maggie, a 16-year-old girl whose little sister has anorexia, I had to do a lot of research into eating disorders and the effect of these disorders on the … Continue reading A Body Image Challenge