Writer’s unblock

  • By Alison
  • 8 January, 2016
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Today I found myself writing. Proper writing – not writing cheques, or instructions on how not to stack the dishwasher. Not passive aggressive notes on which compost bin to use … Continue Reading →

Spring has sproinged

  • By Alison
  • 7 April, 2013
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    After what seems like a year long winter, the sun has finally shown its face and it’s amazing how quickly the spirits lift with a bit of warmth … Continue Reading →

Australian Natives

  • By Alison
  • 6 January, 2013
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One of the things I love most about Australia is the unique flora and fauna that I’ve grown up with. As a child I never really noticed how truly interesting … Continue Reading →

Don’t feed the wildlife…

  • By Alison
  • 6 January, 2013
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Last year I broke my own unspoken rule about being an observer rather than an interferer to the wildlife around us. I tossed my foxy friend a scrap of ham, … Continue Reading →

Autumn leaves

  • By Alison
  • 19 November, 2012
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train wreck tv

I got home just in time to watch the last 5 minutes of the latest instalment of “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”, which wasn’t anywhere near as exciting as the utterance of those 5 words might imply.

It’s yet another season of train wreck tv, and could easily be renamed “Come and watch the Pikies” because that’s the only reason the majority of viewers tune in to watch. They watch because they want to be disgusted at just how lower class someone else can be, and ride the wave of moral outrage on a surfboard of genetic superiority.

And it’s not alone…

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Foxes in the snow

  • By Alison
  • 12 February, 2012
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You’re just small potatoes

Mother Nature and I had a conversation the other day. Well, not so much a conversation, as me making a mental statement, and Mother Nature giving me a slap down to make sure I knew my place in the world. Thanks, Mother N.

It went somewhat like this…

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Sunset through the trampoline mesh

  • By Alison
  • 28 August, 2011
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Contemplations on eyebrow hair

From there to here,
From here to there,
Crazy eyebrow hairs

Here’s one that’s long,
Here’s one that’s grey,
Here’s one that needs a pluck

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