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Tag Archives: Life
My clever mother spun me a yarn when I was 14 that, apart from scaring the living wits out of me, thankfully also gave me the incentive to give up smoking. There was a short but opportune window in time … Continue reading
Posted in Humor Tagged australian, humor, Life, parenting, Smoking, yarn 9 Comments
There are many ways to hide in the midst of a choir during an end of year school concert. Stand at the back, move your mouth in sync with others around you, but be careful not to make any audible … Continue reading
The round tower
Just so we are clear, I’m neither particularly spiritual, nor overly drawn to mysticism. The supernatural, and beckoning from worlds beyond are, for me, generally restricted to the scriptures of Stephen King. It’s very unlikely that you will find me hunched … Continue reading
Posted in dreaming, Humor, Life, Travel Tagged ancestry, bucket list, dreaming, dreams, humor, Ireland, Life, round tower, round towers, spiritual, Stephen King, Travel 7 Comments
Our family was seated for an impromptu dinner at a very popular and busy Thai restaurant in Melbourne late last year. The place was packed with people, and the tables and chairs were overpopulated given the space available. It was … Continue reading
The steam room.
My grandmother, “Ma”, deftly lit the burner under the vegetable steamer sitting on the ancient stove in her ancient kitchen. She had done it million times before. The gas flame flickered and puffed itself into life. The steamer was filled with … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Humor, Painting Tagged art, grandmother, humor, kitchen table, Life, painting, Parents 11 Comments
Some people are eternal dreamers, and spend most of their time visualising how they would ideally like their life to pan out. Some of these people put so much energy into their dreaming that they struggle to find the time … Continue reading
Posted in environment, People Tagged australian, career, Climate, dreaming, environment, Life, people, sustainability 3 Comments
The changing of the guard
Meet “Rosie”, the newest member of our family. But before you can read about Rosie, you need to finish the story about Daisy. I wrote a post a few months ago about “Daisy”, our 10-year-old black Labrador (“The sock mathematician”) … Continue reading
The red locomotive.
One of my earliest ever childhood memories is of a painting of a red locomotive with passenger carriages trailing behind it. It was painted by my Aunt Tricia and gifted to my elder brother. I think he may been five, … Continue reading
Posted in Stuttering Tagged humor, Life, parenting, speech therapy, stutter, stuttering 4 Comments
The world’s best ever backyard cricketer.
Everyone has a moment in the sun. For one young boy, it was for an hour on Xmas day in 2012, when he became the world’s greatest cricketer of all time. Our Xmas day lunches, like many people’s, tend to … Continue reading
Posted in Humor Tagged australian, children, christmas, cricket, humor, Life 6 Comments