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Maroon Dam

Last weekend we headed south-west to Maroon Dam for the weekend, alongside the Priebes and The Dahls. Chellsie had done a bang-up job finding a huge holiday house big enough to accommodate us all (and then some!), and although the

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Camping at Bigriggin

OK, it was a while back now, but Ben, Rob, Piet and I managed to keep up our annual camping trip tradition for the second year running! After a recommendation from the Dahls (not to mention a boatload of borrowed

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Bunyip Springs Farm Stay

Kristy has been egging (pun intended) to do a farm stay with the kids for as long as I can remember, so after Bunyip Springs scored a hearty recommendation from our wonderful back-neighbours, we booked ourselves into the cottage and

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March of the Noëls

Our dear friends Aubain and Ingrid flew half way across the world – with their girls who are both under five – just to see us! OK, they came to see Julian and Shelley and baby Alby too, and I

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First day of prep

It seems as though 2016 has started as a year of milestones; first, with Leo’s second birthday, and then in the same week, Oscar’s first day at prep! Oscar sailed through his first day with smiles, and was even happy

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Leo’s 2nd Birthday

Last weekend, we headed up to Nonni and Poppi’s holiday home to celebrate Leo’s second birthday. Two years old already! As has become tradition, Leo woke up to find balloons scattered all over his room (which – at the holiday

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An Evening with David Sedaris

Back when we were living in London, we accompanied Ariella to a David Sedaris show which was being live recorded for the BBC. Though Kristy had never heard of him before, I was well familiar with his work from many

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New office

One of the great things about my work used to be the location – we were at South Brisbane, just opposite the Cultural Centre. This was great for a number of reasons: Access to transport was fantastic. It was literally

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NZ 2015 Part 6: Wellington

The drive from Hawke’s Bay to Wellington was a touch over 300 KM, and in driving time terms, was by far the longest leg of our trip at over four hours. It was, however, also one of the nicest drives

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NZ 2015 Part 5: Hawke’s Bay

It was an easy and pleasant drive down to Hawke’s Bay, and we arrived in the town of Napier a around two hours after leaving Taupo. Obviously, the first thing that we needed to do was to get coffee, and

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