Happy snaps

Every year or two, Husband's family go on holiday together. Eight kids and eight adults pack their Thules, pile into their cars and hit the road. Sometimes we drive to middle son's house in Melbourne, sometimes to the patriach's in Albury. There have been idyllic stays in townhouses in Port Douglas, a rambling country homestead outside... Continue Reading →

Slumming it

It's a lurky life working on magazines. Once upon a time, I handed out lipsticks from work "beauty sales" like candy, walked the red carpet movie premieres, even crammed my extended family into an all-expenses-paid apartment - with live giraffes swaying past the balcony - during a "travel junket" to Disneyworld ... But those perks... Continue Reading →

Worst gift ever

How'd you fare in the gift stakes? I haven't opened mine yet, we're still wading through the excess that Santa delivered. Finding the perfect gift for loved ones is always a little fraught. And I find receiving even trickier, not being the naturally effusive type. Fortunately my relatives put a lot of thought and heart... Continue Reading →

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