Monthly Archives: September 2011

Celebrating Birthdays – Aussie Style

September is my favorite month of the year.  Why, you ask? Well, it’s my birthday month.  Yes, I’m of the garden variety of enthusiasts who think that a birthday should be more than a single day celebration; it should be … Continue reading

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Turning the Page

Richard Steele once said that “reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”  In my opinion, both are good for the soul, but given the option to spend time on one or the other, I typically gravitate … Continue reading

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Aussie Slang of the Day

Dunny: Toilet not to be confused with… Dunno: I don’t know I dunno where the dunny is, mate.

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Bond-EYE Beach

We’ve grown accustomed to many things in Australia, like eating our weight in meat pies, driving on the opposite side of the road, and referring to sweaters as jumpers. Despite our progress in feeling more familiar with our surroundings, there … Continue reading

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Make It Count

How many of you have read the book or seen the movie, The Wizard of Oz?  I watched the movie initially as a child and have seen it many times over the years.  Besides the freaky monkeys or the scary, … Continue reading

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Ugh Boots

I love a good faux pas….especially when the person committing the faux pas is absolutely clueless (me!).  Have you ever double-dipped a chip in dip at a party?  Reached for the green can of aerosol that you thought was hair … Continue reading

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