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The oldest nephew


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This poor child’s life is never going to be the same again, after a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes, but the other afternoon he came over and played in my little courtyard with my pegs and old smurfs. How I love this boy – he can be challenging at times, but he’s right up under

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My nephew turns two


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If you’ve been reading for a while you will remember the story of my nephew. Well, today he turned two and became the world’s most gorgeous two-year-old (proof below – before and after a hair cut). What a little blessing he is. These days you’d never know his early days were so tenuous.

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Tales from family history


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My Aunt was going out to Yass on Thursday, so on impulse I decided to go along for the ride. Without looking it up again beforehand, I had a recollection that I had ancestors buried in Yass Cemetery, so we went and had a poke around. The cemetery is quite large and without prior research

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New toys


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For something just a little brighter than the other day, I have some new toys that were birthday gifts of sorts. I don’t think I have yet shared the fabulous news that my sister and brother-in-law and their three children are moving here next year. I am so excited about living in the same city

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A long weekend afternoon stroll


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I had a lot of freelance work to get done on this long weekend to finish up that work (hooray!), but I was done in time to take a stroll this afternoon to a little old cemetery on a hill nearby that I have spied and been wanting to visit. Entombed within it were a

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