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Kids’ stuff

Today we zipped around St Kilda, showing our support for the locals, obviously still reeling from yesterday’s Grand Final loss. Shocking as it may seem, there seemed to be a lot of Crows supporters around, seemingly gloating, wearing their team colours. So we decked a few and came home. Nahhhhh… <Mr Burns voice> "Let them […]

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Grand Final! Carn the Sain.. D’oh!

Why is it that the team I’m barracking for always loses?

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Ultrasound

On Friday it was time once again to use all the technology that modern man has to offer in an attempt to look inside L’s tummy to see how the new baby’s doing, and most importantly, to see if we can find out whether we need more boy’s clothes, or some girl’s clothes. It’s not […]

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El Ni-who?

It’s all over the news. The papers, the radio, the TV, the Web… what is it? No, not the Second Car Theory. The El Nino effect. Everybody’s talking about it. But… umm… What exactly is the El Nino effect? Okay, I know it’s some kind of weather anomaly, but none of the numerous stories about […]

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Back to work

Well, I got back to work yesterday to find that my desk had moved. In fact the move had been on the cards for some time, and most of us believed it might never actually happen. Office relocations in big companies have a habit of being permanently on the drawing board, the actual event being […]

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Bye Dan…

Well, today we said goodbye to my brother-in-law Daniel Boren after his two week stay here. Perhaps surprisingly there was no confusion with our names, since I insist on "Daniel", and he is generally known as "Dan". Just as well.

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Zoo, pub, etc

Today our target was to show Dan just a few of the very bizarre animals that inhabit this wild, wide brown land of ours. So we set off for the zoo. We arrived reasonably early, and only had to queue at the gate for a minute or two – a stark contrast from the last […]

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The best fish’n’chips in town

Today our target was to eat fish’n’chips. Not much of a target, you might think, but these were no ordinary fish, and certainly no ordinary chips. There is a fish’n’chips shop in Canterbury, a leafy suburb in Melbourne’s east, which according to a survey last year in The Age makes the second best fish’n’chips in […]

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Thump your chest

Sunday was my most MANLY and BUTCH day in quite some time. Rounding up sheep and footy. Makes me want to beat my chest just thinking about it. Ug. It started out on the farm, Dan and I being invited to help with some sheep. The first step was to move the sheep to a […]

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The traditional country outing

Today we were country bound. A tradition, that we have (okay, so we’ve only done it done twice now, so it’s not much of a tradition), is to take our visiting American relatives up to our friends’ farm near Ballarat. They’re also American, and enjoy having their fellow countrymen to visit. Perhaps they do weird […]