Review: Growing Up Aboriginal In Australia

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Dr Anita Heiss My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a wonderful book Growing Up Aboriginal Australia is. Full disclosure, my amazing Mum wrote one of the stories featured. You have a lot to answer for Ben. I shared this with my Mum, and they selected her story for […]

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Pauline and her pew

An elderly couple Pauline & Frank were recently attending a church service at their retirement village. About halfway through the service, Pauline took a pen and paper out of her purse, and wrote a note and handed it to Frank. The note said: “I just let out a silent fart, what do you think I […]

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Before podcasts were cool

This week I enjoyed the below reply to Kim Kardashian West’s excitement about the Serial podcast. They were mocking that antiquated platforms like MySpace and Blackberry Messenger would be buzzing with news about a podcast which kind of peaked back in 2015. All of my MySpace friends won’t stop BBMing me about it. — Jared […]

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2016 Australian Holidays – from the archives

Quite a surprise to find I had blogged while on holidays back in 2016 .. just never published. Better late than never. 30/06/2016 – Let the holiday begin This was the day we were to fly to Brisbane to begin our “Summer Holiday” in Australia’s Winter. But first I had to go into work. Work […]

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Chance encounter with The King, and Review: Out Of The Shadows

During our Australian holidays, we had a chance encounter with rugby league great, Wally Lewis while walking into Brisbane Airport. It’s interesting how sometimes you can spot a celebrity from a mere flash of them quite a distance away. He was kind enough to pose for a photo with us. In case he needed some […]

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Optimist joke

What did the optimist say as he jumped off the building? So far, so good! So far, so good! (Taken from the HOMELAND TV Series 03 Episode 12)

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Lagaan decor

Our office received a redecoration, showcasing several IPs – including the Lagaan hero, Bhuvan. It’s an against-all-odds movie, where Aamir Khan’s peasant farmer character takes on the oppressive British imperialists in a game of cricket. The stakes were high. And the result, I won’t spoil (cause I’ve yet to see it). I was clearly entertained […]

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Far more than running 10 marathons

I’ve always run.  When I was young, my Mum and I used to do laps of the local rugby league field – dropping pebbles to count our laps. Through high school and university I ran a few times each week to keep fit. I continued even in the workforce. And this is when my running […]

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Tips for a rich life, LOL

When I began earning pocket money as a kid, I was pretty good at saving. It was almost an obsession. (An obsession I eventually got over.) I had thoughts of becoming an “infinityaire” – a term I coined, like a millionaire or billionaire, except the money never stopped growing. To go with these earnings, I […]

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The Brinktionary

I’ve always enjoyed humour based on satire and wit. While at school I bought Colin Bowles The Wit’s Dictionary, and over time I added other meanings that I found from other books. Below are some of my own warped meanings drafted with tongue-in-cheek, and what my kids came up with.

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