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Anzac day is not a day for anti-war protests

I don't know much about my Father's side of the family, because they emigrated to Australia when he was 12. I do have a better background on my Mother's side. My Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather, William came to Van Diemen's Land on a convict boat for stealing a horse. Allegedly. My Grandfather would have been too young for World War 1 and in World War II either chose not to enlist because my Grandmother was pregnant or was exempt. I'm … [Read More...]

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Anzac day is not a day for anti-war protests

I don't know much about my Father's side of the family, because they emigrated to Australia when he was 12. I do have a better background on my Mother's side. My Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather, William came to Van Diemen's Land on a convict boat for stealing a horse. Allegedly. My … [Read More...]

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April, Autism and Acceptance

April is Autism Awareness month. I was pondering on this a while a go and wondering how to further spread understanding and acceptance of Autism through the wider community. Many people are aware of Autism, not all of them understand it or accept autism. What evolved from that pondering, with the … [Read More...]

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Are your Facebook images big enough? A quick guide to dimensions

Facebook, hey? Always changing the rules on you. One of the ways to take advantage of some of those changes is to make sure the images you are uploading are in accordance with how Facebook likes to display images. Cover Photo The cover photo is one of the things that helps to identify your page… 

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Crochet It: Bobble Baby Blanket

Quaint tradition I have (traditions are easy to sustain when you only have two children): I crocheted a baby blanket for my kids when I was pregnant. Easier to do then because I had either zero or one child who napped. Both times I only barely got it done by the time they were born…. 

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Breakfast of Champions: Avocado & Lemon on Toast

This is not exactly what you would call a ‘recipe’, because there are four ingredients, it requires no cooking – all it needs is some toasting and some arranging. But, therein lies the basis of its appeal. I am forever looking for breakfasts that are not cereal because I prefer not to die of boredom… 

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7 Steps to Organise Chaos

I think everyone has a certain level of chaos to deal with. In my case, most of the chaos is centred around two small children, or tyrants of destruction as I prefer to refer to them. But really chaos is not exclusive to children. I recall having a fair degree of home chaos when I… 

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Interleaves: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Welcome back to Interleaves, fellow persons of the book, where today we are going to look at a dark contemporary fairytale (of sorts) by a modern master of the genre – the one and only Neil Gaiman. Neil Gaiman is an artist about whom I have mixed feelings, for a range of reasons with which… 

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Things in my Facebook feed that terrify me

1) Feet There they are. And I’m probably eating. Or about to eat. Or just finished eating. I don’t even want to look at my own feet. 2) Conversations between couples Either they are fighting or they are in love but either way I feel uncomfortable looking at it. I’m not sure why they are… 

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3 Apps I have a close personal relationship with

Strava I’ve tried a whole heap of running apps including RunKeeper, RunMeter and Nike+ but as a whole package none of them come close to Strava. I like how you can create workouts with RunKeeper and do interval training but now that I have a watch that does that, it’s not something I really need… 

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A recipe for scrambled tofu

I know what you are thinking. Tofu is scary and gross and horrifying. But the truth is that most people just don’t know how to cook it well. Regardless, as a vegetarian tofu is a protein that I pretty much need, so I’ve gotten pretty good at making it delicious. Even my carnivore family likes… 

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Hey Facebook, here’s my page, give me some organic reach maybe?

As you may have noticed recently, Facebook is reducing the organic reach available to pages. In this handy (if somewhat depressing) graphic you can see the average organic reach based on the size of the page. The bigger the page, the less organic reach you get.     Let’s look at the steady decline. A study… 

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I only have two kids, but this is still hilarious

My three best parenting ideas

I don’t have many and I don’t have them often, but occasionally I am hit by inspiration. One birthday Sadly this will only work for you if your kids are born close together and I’m sure only for a certain amount of time while they are young enough not to care. But ride that train… 

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