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aka Lisa

Even before we moved to our little town, people knew who I was. Or more correctly, they knew who my husband was. We had driven 7 hours with a cat and two children and were parked out the front of the wrong hotel in town (there were two to choose from, both with the word Murchison in their names and for the life of me I couldn’t remember which I had booked 6 weeks ago), peering into the window of the one which was closed. A local drove past and stopped in the main drag and said, you must be...
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Gentle Parenting – my mantra.

Did anyone else see the article in The Daily Mail slamming David and Victoria Beckham for Harper, aged 4, having a dummy? Its here if you missed it. As parents, we all cop a lot of criticism for the way we raise our children and obviously even celebrities aren’t immune to it. You see it in the media; in facebook groups; not such subtle looks from other Mums in the playground; and even worse, from friends and family. I remember being judged terribly for G Man still being in nappies well after his third birthday and Master J still having a dummy coming up to his...
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Love my Proactiv *not sponsored, just love it.

So I put this photo up on my facebook page a week or so ago with the caption: Come to Mumma #notsponsored #justloveit #fuckoffpimples Within an hour I had three messages on my page wanting to know if it actually worked and if I had any advice. So I thought instead of copying and pasting the same answer, I would do a post on it as well for any others who maybe wanted to know but were too chicken to ask. (Please bear in mind that this is only my experience with proactiv) I started proactiv at the age...
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The Past Few Months…

See the picture above? I took it standing at my front door and in it you can see EVERYWHERE I have been for the past eleven weeks. (apart from here and here on three day trips) Seriously, I have not been more than 250m from my front door in eleven weeks. School, work, the park, the town deli/post office and the pub on a Friday night. It is doing my head in. I have not been to anyones house for a cuppa nor for an evening stroll. I have not found my bestie here. I have not been in...
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A mini ranty pants – then as you were.

  Its a funny thing, this decision to blog and put parts of your life out on the public arena. I started off as a humour inspired blog, with this post being my first, nearly four years ago. Then along the way, thanks to certain people IRL who read here who didn’t “get” my humour and crucified me personally for the cheeky way I view my marriage and motherhood, I kinda lost my funny mojo and those posts dwindled away. Sometimes I will relive a topic that tickled my funnybone and blog it, but its not often. I was at a loose...
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Top Ten Tips for a Police Spouse.

 I have had the experience of being married before to a “regular” hubby and we went about our daily business as two individuals who did their own thing, loved each other and co-habited. Until we didn’t. I am grateful every day that we didn’t make it because I adore being married to my Boy in Blue. Being married to a Police Officer is totally different to being married to a regular Joe. It is a responsibility, a burden and an honour/blessing for those of you who are religious. It is often thankless. It throws up challenges and has its rewards and...
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Our Afternoon at Lake Nallan and Milly Soak

 Here are some pics from our second day trip this afternoon. Milly Soak is about 20km up and 5km off the highway from town. If you scroll down, you can read about it   Just a few flies about. Luckily none up the nose today There are about 5 large rock arrows directing you towards the old grave site for when the path peters off a bit… Below are the three original graves; over 120 years old, victims of the typhoid outbreak in town. Only about 1km up on the other side of highway is Lake Nallan In the...
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My awesome Pasta Carbonara Recipe -you’re welcome.

This recipe was a staple in our home once a week for about 2 years from when we met until Mr Point Five ‘fessed up one God-awful, possibly divorce instigating fact; he detests bacon. Yep, you read it; the man loves me, but doesn’t do cured pig. He ate it weekly without uttering a word; that’s dedication for you or a desire for sex like no other. I am so glad I found this out AFTER we were married. So now I cook this meal when he is away for work or on afternoon shift and not coming home for...
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Day trip to Walga Rock and my Backyard

 Our Mothers Day plans were to go to Walga Rock. Mr Point Five had the day off, it was 24C, not a cloud to be seen or a breeze to be felt. We are all packed ready for a picnic out bush. Mr Point Five calls the neighbouring station to say he will be out on his FIRST family day since we moved to town, and that he would have the satellite phone if they needed to contact him. They pick up the phone and say “Hey, we were just about to call you; we need you for a...
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#whatdoyoutrulystandfor

If I see another blogger hashtag #Istandformercy accompanied by a post about how much sleep they lost on Tuesday night and how heavy their heart is, I think I am going to explode. Post after post in my facebook newsfeed, status after status, meme after meme: #Istandformercy. So the fuck what?? What did you do about it besides whinge about it on facebook? Oh, you wrote a blog post about it too? Well done you! That should save them from death row as I am sure President Widodo and his advisors read those. You got your child involved? Wow, that...
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