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Lamington Season

"When is Lamington Season?" my daughter asked casually. The M.o.t.h., (i.e. man of the house), recumbent on the lounge in a semi-conscious smartphone daze lazily replied, "When is whaaat?" "Lamingtons! When are lamingtons in season again?" daughter dear continued naively, while I quietly suppressed a fit of benevolent giggling in the neighbouring room. "I've been… Continue reading Lamington Season

Australia, blogging

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Look Back to the Future

Over half a century ago this happened: It's Friday 13th, one October, in the early seventies and it's raining hard, in torrents, as it does in summer in a tropical country, like Australia. Construction had started on the Sydney Opera House, (it took 14, instead of the predicted 4 years to complete) and Apollo 16… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Look Back to the Future

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Australia

Australian Slang – Lost in Translation, Mate

Sometimes, Australian Slang causes problems. Every Aussie uses it. When you're born here, the meaning of those strange, shortened words are absorbed by osmosis. We are hardly even cognizant we're saying them. We assume everyone understands what we mean. Photo Credit: Facebook However, being so different to standard English words, the Australian Vernacular makes it… Continue reading Australian Slang – Lost in Translation, Mate

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Australia, History & Traditions, Travel

Australia Speaks – Yeh Nah!

Australians are renowned for a laconic, self-deprecating sense of humour that is, to a large extent, the sort of mockery that is not meant to offend. Australia - New Zealand Relations We love to tease the New Zealanders about their accent and habits, like their habit of calling all and sundry, 'bro.' The Kiwis, in… Continue reading Australia Speaks – Yeh Nah!

Travel

Magic Puddles at Meji

Tokyo's Meji Shrine is not that far from the Gyoen's (The National Garden in Shinjuku), Sendegaya gate, but heavy rain might hamper your ability to navigate there correctly on foot. It will be particularly difficult if you're holding a tiny Japanese umbrella over two people, and trying to navigate using your smartphone's apps at the… Continue reading Magic Puddles at Meji

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Sunday Sayings – Needs

What happens when life takes an unexpected turn and we need something out of reach? Do you pause and think, panic or reach for the phone? Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Necessity makes a Naked Woman Learn How to Spin ~ Danish Proverb Knaegemølle, Denmark What is life if our best-laid plans are not to… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Needs