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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…

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    Home Again To Melbourne

    It has been so good to be back home in Melbourne. Yes, I miss my parents like crazy, along with the rest of my Darwin family and friends, and (let’s be honest)…

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    Reflecting On A Primary Practical

    I’m sitting at my desk in Melbourne. It’s Monday morning, and for the first week in six weeks I’m not in Darwin. Today, I didn’t have to get up at the…

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    Mum’s Magical Garden

    Gardening is very much a part of my identity now, but I wasn’t always a gardener. In fact, it never really occurred to me when I was younger to grow or…

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    Dad’s Bush House

    When Dad sold our family home a few years back, I felt like my ties with my hometown had been somewhat severed. It was not an issue of fault, but rather…