Tag Archives: Family

The Children Act: A Book Review

Ian McEwan’s reputation goes before him and The Children Act did not disappoint. It is the story of a High Court judge (Fiona May) who deals with family matters. Three cases are discussed in some detail – one a divorce … Continue reading

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At home: Silent Sunday

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Best photos of 2017: Weekly Photo Challenge

Nature Family Pride in Achievements Blogging Community Just because I like them How to pick – I love skies, the Noosa River, nature, my family and so much more. Every picture means something – if only to me.  Thank you … Continue reading

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Admiration: Weekly Photo Challenge

My Dad is a person I have admired from before the time I first knew him. My Dad had a wonderful sense of humour. His childhood and university days were full of harmless pranks and the nicest sound I can … Continue reading

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Rebellion: 99 Word Flash Fiction

“Nancy, clean your room.” “No!” “Nancy, I said clean your room. The cleaner’s coming.” “Well let her clean.”  “Nancy, go and do your homework.” “No!” “Nancy will you please go and wipe up the dishes.” “No!” “Nancy will you go … Continue reading

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Spreading the Light: 99 Word Flash Fiction

Charli’s post resonated with me deeply.  When we first moved here we joyfully rejoined our friends Swedish Christmas Eve, downing Schnapps, chasing it with beer, singing Swedish drinking songs whilst eating gravalax and herring. Then they would come to us … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Families

© irene waters 2014 Geese are highly protective of their family. Both parents take an active part in the parenting and even a sister from an earlier hatching will make sure that no harm comes to her new brothers and … Continue reading

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Trog and other Animals

Trog was wild:  but she comes a bit later. This is the first in a series about the animals in my life. It will be in a new category of its own called Trog and other animals. I was always … Continue reading

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Our Next trip cancelled

After our holiday we all looked forward to our next holiday on an island in the Barrier Reef. My brother read books about the coral and fish that we would see and then told me all about them. I know … Continue reading

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Our 1961 camping trip to North Queensland.

In the last summer, the one before I started to feel nauseated when I wiped up, we had gone on a camping trip to North Queensland. My mum hated camping and I had heard stories of when they used to … Continue reading

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