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Behind the Badge – RUOK?

 I recently came across some statistics on police suicide which I wanted to share with you. In 2006, suicide attributed to about 1.6% of all deaths in Australia. From 1990-2005, approximately 20% of all Police Officer deaths (in NSW) were attributed to suicide*. Does that freak you out? Freaks me out. To make this figure worse, police are psychologically screened before they are accepted into the academy so they are predispositioned to be more “stable” than the general population. More police die from suicide than the felons they are being attacked by. I actually have a higher chance of losing my husband to...
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Airwick Candles – Giveaway

Disclaimer – I was approached by Airwick to do a post about their lovely new range of candles, the Multicolour Silhouette and the Jar Candle. I was sent three candles, all divine which is why I said yes,  and paid $50.00 for my time; not my usual fee but I  am a sucker for scented candles and you can NEVER have enough smelly pretties, can you?  Also with all of the stinkbugs in our house, power blackouts over summer and the fact that I don’t live anywhere NEAR a shop to buy them myself,  I was actually stoked with the invite....
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Diagnosis? STRESS.

 The decision to move to our new town was made in less than ten minutes.  Mr Point Five rang me at work to tell me there was a position vacant; we had to apply within ten minutes or it would be an opportunity lost. I knew the town by reputation only and said no way in hell are we moving there. He outlined the benefits, both financial and promotional. It would only be for two years. I made one phone call to the school and another to the town CRC; despite what I had heard, both were very positive...
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Punked by Mr Point Five

 For those of you who follow me on facebook, you may have noticed a status a few months back about how I got well and truly punked by by my Mister. I had a more than a few inquisitive comments and even a nosey PM about what happened so as the steam from my ears made typing extremely difficult at the time, a few months after the crime, I thought I would share. If you happened to see my home tour video before it was not so ceremoniously yanked from the interwebs (#videogate), you would have seen that upstairs...
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Officers in blue bleed red too.

  My husband leaves for work each day and sometimes the only confirmation I have that he is still alive during those 8 hours is the news page I have on my desktop background to tell me if there is any breaking news that he may have been involved in. No news is good news eh? He responds to callouts at 2am to jobs where the only details he has is “shots fired” or “domestic with a knife”. He puts on his blue uniform and leaves his family to do his job; protect the public. He has responded to calls where...
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Bits and Pieces

So, we are back from our little 2 week holiday; arriving home to 46C and no power was a sheer JOY I can tell you! Our house LOOKS like it would be cool, but bake those limestone blocks in 40+ temps for over two weeks with no inside cooling and it was a veritable oven!! The walls literally radiated heat from the inside. Mr Point Five is back at work and the boys have started school again for 2015 which means I am also back at work; no rest for the wicked. Hiccup did a runner on us whilst we were...
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Ranty Pants – Be Someone who saves a Life.

I have seen a lot of blog posts in light of Rosie Batty winning “Australian of the Year” for this year. One author in particular admitting to being in knowledge of a domestic silence situation involving a child and doing nothing about it; not even the simple act of picking up the phone. I felt sick reading that admission. That phone call could have turned someone’s life around; prevented years of further abuse. A PHONE CALL PEOPLE. It’s the absolute definition of cowardice to not do it. Whilst I certainly wouldn’t recommend going door knocking, it costs nothing to pick up...
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Love my Friends

This picture is so true. Except I cant do stuff with my friends cos they all live 650km plus away. And making a new friend in a town with less than 300 people is really, REALLY hard. The chances of me meeting a like-minded, age appropriate, quirky mannered, non-PC, and time available person is pretty much zippo. I think I am pretty much destined to spend the next 2-3 years here simply “socialising” without actually bonding with “the one”, you know? Not that there is anything wrong with socialising, I am surviving on that at the moment. The people...
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Why I DON’T want my sons to see me naked….

So I have seen many posts along these lines of late. Posts that advocate letting your children see you naked, embracing your body in front on them. Letting them know that its OK to not have the perfect home for your soul. (I can only write this from a perspective of a Mother of sons. I am sure I might feel differently if I had daughters as the entire dynamics would be different.) The writer in the linked Kidspot article above states that “I want them (her sons) to see what a real female body looks like. Because if...
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Merry Christmas from Me

*waves excitedly* With a few nips and tucks (read: EDITS), my little old blog is back in its entirety. As Basil Fawlty said about the War, just don’t mention videogate #allthesqueeees For those of you following along on facebook, you will know that our Christmas Day did NOT go to plan. As I have mentioned before, being a Police Wife and Mum, you need to be adaptable. In face if I could choose only one quality that a police wife needs to possess, it would be adaptability. Mr Point Five finished his shift Christmas Eve at 4pm. He was...
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