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    Three Generations Of Strength and Coffee

    When I think about my Oma, I think about two things: strength and coffee. My Oma, my Dutch grandmother, migrated to Australia in the 1960s along with her husband (my Opa) and their three children. They came with little more than a few bags and an idea of a new life. Australia was a foreign land, and it didn’t always come easy but they achieved what they had set out for. My Oma credits a familial reliance on sterke and nuchter, or…

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  • England Travel

    Arriving In England for Christmas

    Jetlag. Dark mornings. Early sunsets. Cold days. Old friends. Family. Dogs. We have arrived in England. The days are shorter, and we feel those missing hours of sunlight like you wouldn’t…

  • Lifestyle

    A Four Day Visit

    My mum’s brother came to visit us last week, all the way from ‘down south’ in New South Wales. It was a pretty special occasion, him never having had the opportunity…

  • Lifestyle

    The Garden Boat

    To be quite honest, I’m not 100% sure about where the boat came from. I heard a story, although I’m not sure it’s true, that it was a throwaway, something that…

  • Lifestyle

    A Note About Four-Legged Friends

    I’m not sure I’d ever go so far as to call myself a ‘dog person’, although I’m definitely dating one (a dog person that is). At the most I think I was merely…