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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad. For the past 7 months, we have had a very special person come to our home every afternoon. His name is Luke and he is James’s respite carer. He comes to our home every weekday, from 4-6pm, and spends time with James. When Luke first […]

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  It’s so special to grow up with a best friend. It seemed, at school, that my best friend changed yearly or perhaps every second year. I never had a continual best friend, one that I grew up with and went through life’s pains and joys with. That is one of my regrets. I have […]

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The rain has gone on for weeks now, it seems. After being threatened with possible floods last week, it looks like it isn’t going to ease this week. Luckily, the kids have been keeping themselves amused. I guess, the great thing about having a large house is that there’s plenty of room to play. They […]

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I came up the stairs this morning after not hearing any sound coming from the girls’ room. Knowing that 3 of my children were playing in there, I feared that the quietness meant they were up to no good. When I arrived in their room, this is the scene I was confronted with. Three of […]

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The iPad. So many features in one little tablet. It’s a calendar and a clock. It’s a computer and a television. It’s a stereo and a video game. It’s a book and a classroom. It’s an atlas and an art easel. It’s a diary and a dictionary. It’s a camera and a video recorder. It’s an internet provider and a chat […]

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Australia Day, 2012 We are fiercely patriotic. We love our country, and we love our flag. We love everything Australian (with a few minor exceptions). We have 4 beautiful children. Each of them is Australian. None of them were born in Australia. James was born in Tokyo, Japan. Charlyse and Saraya were born in Singapore. […]

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The rain falls. It falls and it falls and it falls. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon. This summer is reminding me more and more of a typical English summer. Except that it’s still hot and humid. So, in light of the unending rain, this morning we had to go […]

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So I haven’t been the best mummy this week. I didn’t take a “first day of school” photo. So here is the kids’ “second day of school” photo. Yesterday was the big kids’ first day back at school, for the new school year. James and Charlyse are now in Year 2 – can you believe […]

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They grow up so fast. It seems like only yesterday that I was nursing this child, a helpless and tiny baby who could do nothing for himself. And yet today? Today he has decided he is a big boy, and big boys can make their own peanut butter vita-weets. Now, usually I would be hovering […]

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I remember being a kid and lying in (what seemed to be at the time) a huge bubblebath, submerging my head to my ears with only my face visible. I loved the warmth enveloping my head, and the silence. It was peaceful, it was like being in another world. Oh, if only life could be […]

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Patrick never stops. He is on the go. All day. Daytime sleeps are starting to become a thing of the past. It seems there’s too much to see and too much to do. He’s either jumping or swinging a golf club. Or playing totem tennis. Or kicking a footy. Or playing cricket. Or swimming. He […]

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She dances. All the time. She flits. She floats. She twirls. She turns. She is a fairy. She is a princess. She is a butterfly. She is beautiful. She is without a care in the world. She is my Saraya. My beautiful, dancing, Princess Butterfly Saraya. And she is magnificent.

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