Audrey thought I needed a wig.

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Nick’s 50th

Josh made me this video!

Kim made me one too, but I havent put it on YouTube yet. Stay Tuned.

Get your skates on!

Audrey has made her own skates: Lego train carriages, and paper.

Audrey's home made skates: Lego and paper.

Audrey’s home made skates: Lego and paper.

Audrey's home made skates: Lego and paper.

Audrey’s home made skates: Lego and paper.

Feeling grateful

Some days you just feel very grateful for the friends you have. Like now, hanging this painting by my friend Bruce Taylor. What a birthday present.

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Unaccompanied Major Deal

Lucinda spent the weekend in Adelaide with Paige, Karen, Phil, Corrie, Zac, Amelia, Luke and all in Adelaide, flying unaccompanied minor. See the wristbands, worn as a badge of pride!

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Two ways to get to school

This post has a video in it which might take a while to download, depending on the link you have. It’s about 6M. On the way to school, there is a steep hill as the path goes under St Georges Rd. The video shows how 2 different daughters navigate the same path to

get to school.

Pedicure or exorcism?

I went to Varanasi with Dave recently – do you know the place?
Its where many Indians go to cremate their dead. The city is choked with teams of people running through town with beautifully draped corpses. You can hear them coming because there are always at least 2 drummers with the team. Just imagine: drummers with JOBS! Plus an audience that cant throw things at you.

Anyway we spent a lot of time walking around the ghats – and there is grey dust everywhere, and grey mud – and the city itself is swathed in a grey mist, and grey dust. You’re walking around – and you know whats in that grey dust. Now its a week later and my feet are still black. I cant get the dead people out of my feet. And you thought cracked heels were bad. Its freaking me out. I need a spiritual podiatrist. Or maybe a spiritualist with a foot fetish. I’m not sure.

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Walking into the future

Ethan starts high school.

Ethan starts high school.

Ethan’s first day at Fitzroy High School.

Singapore zoo – river safari

Love the Singapore Zoo. The zoo is branching out and we chose the River Safari this time. Fun – Not sure that Pandas are at all located in riparian landscapes – however they’re ridiculously cute and an extra reason to visit.

The New Year garden decorations were very pretty.

The New Year garden decorations were very pretty.


Walking in a monkey enclosure is not that exciting after actively avoiding monkies in India. Though these ones were cute.

Walking in a monkey enclosure is not that exciting after actively avoiding monkies in India. Though these ones were cute.


monkies are not as cute as my kids sitting on giant pandas.

monkies are not as cute as my kids sitting on giant pandas.


and well in the cuteness competition... they winner does go to the panda.

and well in the cuteness competition… they winner does go to the panda.


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The oft overlooked and forgotten Red Panda.

The oft overlooked and forgotten Red Panda.


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PS After visiting the otters at the zoo, Audrey has become obsessed and only wants an otter for her birthday next week. Nothing else!