Monthly Archives: December 2012

Of Birds and Beasts and Beaches

My first morning back in Australia I woke up to the feel of a warm breeze on my skin, the sound of magpies warbling, the scent of eucalyptus on the air and the sight of the hazy purple of jacaranda … Continue reading

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A McDonald’s Christmas

McDonald’s may not be everyone’s idea of a Christmas feast, but for twenty small street kids at  Tulay Ng Kabataan it is. Aged between three and fifteen, these twenty plus kids  moved earlier this year to a purpose built house with … Continue reading

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Hibiscus and a Piece of Heaven…

Have you ever had a massage on a raft, two hundred metres off shore, while gentle waves lapped and slapped against the bamboo and a light breeze skipped through the calico curtains, fluttering and flirting against your bare skin, while … Continue reading

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War Games!

Do you, like me, often find yourself wondering what to do with your teenagers over weekends and holidays? Are you forever trying to find a reason to drag them away from computers and X-Boxes? Here is one way to keep … Continue reading

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Felice Navidad

…And then, that hidden tendency in all of us to behave like peevish expat princesses over  small molehills that are part of expat life anywhere is swept away by the joy and childlike enthusiasm of the Christmas season. News of … Continue reading

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