Tag Archives: Family

Margot – 8 weeks

My sister Sarah and brother-in-law Nady welcomed their daughter Margot into the world the day after my birthday. Another Leo in the family! I can’t possibly describe the joy she has brought to all our lives or how wonderful becoming … Continue reading

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5 things the photo-taker in your life wants you to know

You know that person, the one always wielding an unwieldy camera at social gatherings just snap, snap, snapping away capturing life’s greatest moments? That’s me. I’m definitely the photo-taker in my family and in my circle of friends and I … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

One of the best things about celebrating Christmas early with half your family (see last post) is that when it’s over, ‘real’ Christmas is still around the corner! It all started on Christmas Eve with a festive breakfast at my … Continue reading

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Family Beach Christmas 2016

Every year my dad’s side of the family celebrate Christmas the weekend before the 25th. We all converge at a beach house near the beginning of the Great Ocean Road and eat, drink, swim, play games, sing, heckle one another … Continue reading

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Hamilton, Ontario

Canadians are mean. There, I said it. Shall I elaborate? Probably should, and fast, before I get lynched by my family there. We met many Canadians in South and Central America. You literally couldn’t swing a backpack over your shoulder … Continue reading

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Things my father told me

“One day, we’ll be able to fax ourselves overseas so we won’t need airports anymore.” “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Ad nauseam. “I may have already told you this…” before telling a story … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry

(Thanks to Mum for the above matching batik pattern two-piece ensembles)  I was reading an article on Mamamia today about sibling rivalry, particularly between sisters. So I took a little trip down memory lane. As a general rule my sister, … Continue reading

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Good old fashioned family fun

Last weekend I attended not one, but two, parental parties. The first was my Dad’s 60th. Before everyone arrived we tried to get some nice family shots and actually managed a couple with all eyes open and no mouths in … Continue reading

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Sisterly reunion

I made it to Melbourne! After a rather dramatic couple of days (and blog posts) it’s nice to be home. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt though it’s that a break up does wonders for the old blog traffic; there’s … Continue reading

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Brewin beach Christmas

For the last few years, my Dad’s side of the family has spent the weekend before Christmas together down at the beach. It’s a nice way to catch up without having the stress of being in three places at once … Continue reading

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