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    A Melbourne Day Out

    My entire life I classed myself as a small town person, and I was happy with that. I enjoyed living in Darwin, which is by all measurements of the fact a small town, and even when we lived in Bali (which is not really a small town), much of our lives was centred around Sanur, at the time hardly a bustling metropolis. I even once lived on Great Keppel island for 4 months, population 2o-something people, my favourite small town…

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    Finding Time For Creative Projects

    At the end of last year I shared with you all that I had undertaken the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) writing challenge, aiming to write 50,000 words (ostensibly a novel)…

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    Confessions of a Serial Mover

    I’m going to start this confession with the truth: I am not a fan of moving. But, you wouldn’t know that if you looked at my life from the outside. In…

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    Half A Decade, Just Like That…

    I don’t spend too much time thinking about what my life would be like without Dean, but in the brief moments it does cross my mind I often marvel at the…

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    The Balcony Garden Update

    When I got back from Darwin after my teaching practical, I have to admit that I was a little concerned about how my garden would look. After all, six weeks is…

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    Yes, I Finished NaNoWriMo!

    With a satisfying click I close out a sentence that definitely wouldn’t be the last of my NaNoWriMo novel. On baited breath I check my word count for the hundredth time that…