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School Zones: the rules are there for YOUR children.

Believe it or not I don’t like to get all serious here, I much prefer the light hearted funny stuff. But as I mopped the floor for the third time this week {and yes, it’s only Wednesday}, and sifted through the usual threads and ideas of future blog posts tumbling around in my head, what…

An Ounce Of Home

You’re embarking on a yearlong round-the-world adventure, and can take only one small object with you to remind you of home. What do you bring along for the trip? I thought long and hard about this, which is today’s prompt in the Daily Post writing challenge. Typically my mind then went to work over-analysing the idea.…

Wordless Wednesday: love locks.

You may have heard recently that one of Paris’ famous “love lock” bridges had been weakened by the weight of all the padlocks. The bridge that had been referred to was the Pont Des Arts, which had a portion of the side reinforced. Last year on our trip to the beautiful city we stumbled onto…

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Friends for life.

A post by one of my fave bloggers recently got me thinking. It was a golden oldie re-shared on Twitter one Saturday night, a week after I had caught up with family members I hadn’t seen for years. The post was about being grateful for the kind of friends, usually of long standing, that accept…

Here we go…

I don’t know if you noticed, but the World Cup has kicked off in Brazil. And despite news reports of riots, protests, and outrage at the behind the scenes budget blow-outs and lack of preparation, it’s looking a lot like party central. But Brazil is very far from my own backyard, and I’m not a…

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Teenage Fanclub

Teenagers. When your child or children are still chubby legged toddlers who pee their pants and can’t seem to get through the night without confirming your undying devotion, many of us dream of the days when they will wipe their own butt and sleep til noon. Or we see our friends’ children reach the teen…

Exhibit A: Retro photo storage.

Lessons In Hard Drive.

Remember the days when you would shoot a roll of film and get it developed? You may have been one of those people who would then shove the packet in a cupboard somewhere, eventually ending up with packets of photos everywhere, not knowing where what was. Or you may have been one of those {slightly…

Taking that leap…

I had a couple of cheesy mothers day moments this past weekend. The first was when I woke up on Sunday to find that after running around all day Saturday then going to a party that night, the mountain of washing waiting for me in my laundry had been transformed into clean washing flapping on…