Tired of being tired

I was putting clothes away in Lewis’s room this morning when he woke up. Unlike him, he woke up quite cranky.  When I cuddled him I asked, do you want to go to the toilet – he responded “No, I’m tired”.  I asked if he wanted to go downstairs and have some (rice) bubbles “No, […]

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Specificity

I was clearly under the wrong impression that the latest Microsoft releases supplied more useful error messages.

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Sun down

We ate at our table out the back last night, as the evening was so lovely. Lewis looked up at the sky and announced to us all that it’s getting dark. I asked him why. He went quiet for maybe 2-3 seconds so I honestly thought he didn’t know, but then he responded quite matter […]

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Fooling no one

A little while ago I realised I’m no longer able to fool my kids. It wasn’t too long ago that I used to scare Myles when he woke up by saying he missed our trip to Disney World.  Now when he wakes up and I try something more realistic like he’s missed the bus, he […]

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Queensland floods

Myles was very interested in news of the devastating floods back home in Queensland, and particularly Brisbane – our former city. He was extremely concerned about the whole emergency.  From the various stories we shared with him about it, he particularly liked the story of the tug boat driver who saved the Gateway Bridge from […]

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Nazis

My son and I were discussing Nazis (they feature in his favourite movie The Blues Brothers). And for the 100th time we talked about racism. But this time he acted quite silly coming out with the following – which must come out at a certain 21st birthday party in year 2025. “Nazis don’t like people […]

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The Lecture

An upstanding man of about 60 is stopped by the police around 1 a.m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night. The man replies, “I am going to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the harmful effects it has on others.” The officer asks, “Oh really? Who is giving that […]

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Open Office by Microsoft

It was not my intention, but isn’t it interesting that the icons from my regular Microsoft products seem to suggest I’m using “OPEN” Office software – quite contrary to open office software. The Windows 7 taskbar icons are from Outlook, Powerpoint, Internet Explorer, and One Note.

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Wrestling diss

This morning my boys and I had a wrestle, like we often do. The two of them are really starting to work well together. I can see I’m clearly in danger in the years to come. Myles especially is starting to take our little contests to the next level. He’s almost starting to sound like a […]

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Google suggestions

Prolific Tweeter @Stephen Fry tweeted a link to the Google Blacklist. It’s supposedly a list of words where Google does not suggest the rest of the search in order to avoid offending anybody.  It relates to Google Instant which works by anticipating your search as you type each letter and giving the remainder of potential phrases to you […]

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