My wife and i have spent time in some amazing places, often trying to get away from the beaten track involving long and tricky travel and some very basic accommodation. We were keen on continuing this with children as an adventure and learning experience but then reality bites in, namely: money, time and safety. We […]
The in-laws dropped in last week on their grey nomadic migration north for winter so I haven’t been around the house much lately. Grand dad (the emperor penguin) waddled around the back yard honking something about an edge trimmer for a while, but it was great that he got to see Reuben now he’s walking […]
I recently watched the movie “We need to talk about Kevin.” After seeing the trailer and reading a review about it I had a fair idea of the subject matter. I knew it was going to be harrowing. I still watched it, admittedly with reservation. Word of caution – it is not a movie for […]
With the greatest respect to honourable crack whores everywhere – to reassure our partners when in the last stages of pregnancy, I’ve heard the line “even crack-whores have healthy babies”, used to comfort and relax a mother who is recovering from the guilt of the odd glass of sauvignon blanc or slice of triple-cream brie. […]
Recently with her mother away on holiday my younger daughter registered herself for dance lessons. This year as she was struggling to decide whether she would do hip hop, cabaret, or jazz she had an epiphany. Why choose, I’ll sign myself up for all three. It was this event and the recent fees for winter […]
Dads being away from their children for periods of time is certainly not a new thing, being at work all day is one thing, but being in a different continent is a whole other story. My wife and daughter recently went away to visit relatives in the UK leaving dad back at home. As the time […]
Introducing guest blogger: Michael Murray Michael Murray is a self-confessed “Byron-ite” and loves living on the far North Coast of NSW. He helps others settle into this special place by being a property Buyers Agent with his company Byron Property Search. Prior to this he had a successful career in the film industry as a documentary […]
I recently heard a story about a little girl telling a little boy all about banking. “Youve never played banking? It’s easy” she said. First you give me your ball and I charge you every time you want to play with the ball. I’ll also charge you if you want to give the ball to […]
I remember when Bijou was about 18 months old, I was chatting to a new father that I had just met (7 months old baby) and asking how he was going with it all. “its great but i have no mates – haven’t seen my friends for 7 months” he laughed with a sense of sadness in […]
I always imagined I’d be a millionaire by my mid-30’s, what with running a web development company and being on the bleeding edge of the internet, how could it not happen, sooner of later? Especially if I put in the long caffeinated hours, worked at a furiously pace and kept right at the fore front […]
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