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Posted Nov 6, 2015 at esmerelda in residence
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The monumental birthday has been celebrated. I debate the usefulness of this blog. I also debate the usefulness of Facebook, but am loathe to fully depart from it. This photo has absolutely nothing to do with the post, but I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at esmerelda in residence
Every night I set out my clothes for the next day. As I packed my bag this morning, I realised that, based on my wardrobe choices this week, I could easily be mistaken for a widow from . Time for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at esmerelda in residence
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Yesterday I set off to walk the Hounds. As I got to the park I spotted what I thought was a plastic grocery bag in the gutter in front of a storm drain. As I grew closer I realised it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at esmerelda in residence
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Frank gave his Christmas Day Speech. He spoke of loving each other, and remembering those who are no longer with us. He is a wise one, our Frank. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at esmerelda in residence
Ok, so in July I promised changes to this blog. Not as quickly as you may have hoped, but here they are. In the past year, I have changed jobs, lost a pet, lost interest in this blog, regained interest... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at esmerelda in residence
A change will be coming to these pages very soon. It might even be interesting. Won't that be exciting? Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2013 at esmerelda in residence
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While I was overseas, Miss Scarlett (who had fought the good fight for over a year) died. The Husband and Frank the Wonderdog were here to help Scarlett at the end of her journey. I am heartsore, I can not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2013 at esmerelda in residence
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It was fucking awesome. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at esmerelda in residence
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I am typing this whilst listening to the frantic pounding of the keyboard and the rattle of the mint tin as The Husband frantically consults with Prof Google trying to find a solution to the non-working coffee machine. This is... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at esmerelda in residence
One of these days it will be easy to blog from your mobile device.. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2013 at esmerelda in residence
We finally arrived in Paris yesterday after a crappy flight from Abu Dhabi (note to self: avoid flying economy in future). All i can say about the second leg of the flight was thank god we've both lost 30kg each... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2013 at esmerelda in residence
After almost 10 years of marriage we are finally off to Paris for our honeymoon. I'm plotzing - I'm so excited!. Posted with Blogsy Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at esmerelda in residence
A few weeks ago I was listening to a radio interview - can't remember the name of the rock star that was being interviewed, but apparently, like so many rock stars, he went through a period of substance abuse etc,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2013 at esmerelda in residence
I think this is one of the best posts you've ever done.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2013 on Where I'm From at ganching
I have gone to the shopping mall twice in the last two days. Yesterday it took me 30 minutes to get into the centre, and then another 10 minutes to find a parking spot. Today it only took me 15... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at esmerelda in residence
The following words come from my son-in-law (with whom, those who know me will confirm, I have had a less than smooth relationship). In this instance however, he has put forth a thought provoking without being inflammatory concept which is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at esmerelda in residence
It is the holidays. The shops are full of things we really don't need and usually don't want, but will buy anyway. The husband is the hardest of all people to buy for - rarely does he give a hint... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at esmerelda in residence
On Friday I was struck by a craving for a spring roll. You know the kind, full of deep fried badness from the corner chinese takeaway shop. I decided to employ the distraction strategy - I cleaned the spare bedroom.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at esmerelda in residence
On Aug 31, 2011 I attended my first Weight Watchers @ Work meeting. Since then I've lost 27.1 kg. I'd like to loose 10 kg more ...we will see how we go. When I first joined WW I thought "Oh,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at esmerelda in residence
re-design this blog. It's getting a bit stale. rethink the content of this blog, which is also getting stale. Try to figure out a way to tell one of my siblings that maybe if he got off his arse and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at esmerelda in residence
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Husband & I took off for the wilds of Tasmania last week, where we indulged in cheese, and wine, and ice cream, and single malt whiskey. The collateral damage I feared (from indulging in cheese & wine & single malt... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at esmerelda in residence
This morning while cruising through the local newspaper I noticed the "we are taking a brief survey to better understand our audience" popup on the bottom of the screen. I don't know why I did, but I clicked on it.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at esmerelda in residence
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I purchased this handbag yesterday. What do you think a pyschologist would say about my recurring choices of colour? I am also considering taking back my new eyeglasses because they are too, well...too, blah. I have become the old lady... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at esmerelda in residence
A few weeks ago the Boss asked me "what are you doing on September 8th Comrade?" Being the savvy, switched on EA that I am, I responded "why, helping you out at the voting booth", which of course was the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at esmerelda in residence