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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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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my dishy man

He is dishy, of course. But that misleading title belongs to a little diatribe all about my man and his relationship with our dishwasher.

If you’ve ever read the first ever blog post I wrote – written back in the days when blogs hadn’t been invented yet (1996), but published here on this blog in 2007 – you’ll see that the washing machine and my husband don’t see eye to eye. That relationship deteriorated to the point that he was banned from touching it before we were even married. I’d be surprised if he even knew where it was these days.

The washing machine might be out of the picture, but the dishwasher has struggled on, trying desperately to please. It’s never been a good relationship, but he’s never managed to flood a neighbour’s kitchen with it, which is always a plus…

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