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Kickin with the kids in Canberra

A quick two-hour trip from Wollongong and we were ready to start kickin it with the kids in Canberra. The purpose of our trip was some quality family time and birthday cake with the sister-in-law. In the meantime we had three days to fill and two kids to keep entertained. Questacon was the suggested first […]

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Dear Max, please go the **#@ to sleep

Dear Adam Mansbach, when you wrote THAT book, Go the **#@ to sleep, politely dual-released as, Seriously just go to sleep, I read it and I laughed. I try not to make profanities a part of my everyday vocab, but I laughed the laugh of a parent who has two children that go to sleep as […]

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Long distance driving cut short

What if you could read a book without taking your hands off the steering wheel? or discover the steps to a new career.  All this in the time it takes to drive from Brisbane to Sydney.  Would it change your mind about long distance driving? Our family drives long distances a lot. Whether it’s a 300 or […]

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Why I’m passionate about family

I have to be honest when I sat down to write about family, the first of my seven passions, I struggled.  I mean where do you start?  How can you put into words the magnitude of what your family mean to you? As a kid I think you take family for granted.  Mum and Dad […]

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How to get stains out of silk

I saw it before I heard it.  The jewel green shirt dazzling me with its brilliant colour and hypnotising me with its emerald silk fluttering in the Sportsgirl breeze.  And then it spoke, “Nicky, Nicky, you need me. Wear me and you will look good and feel great.” Somehow the wise words of the shirt […]

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Christmas in a mining town

On a warm summer afternoon, in a central Queensland mining town, Christmas was in the air. You could taste the anticipation. The annual Town Christmas Party was about to begin. With our summer party clothes on the boys were ready and I was excited.  Okay probably not as excited as Ruben but who doesn’t love […]

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