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The champion of the world: a thank you letter

Ask most people who their hero is, and I’m sure they’ll have a name or two on hand to offer you.  For some reason, I always seem to struggle with this question: there are plenty of people I admire, but … Continue reading

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I do like to be beside the seaside: Bondi to Coogee

Every morning for the last couple of weeks, I have woken up to the sight of my brand-new wetsuit hanging on my bedroom wall, beautiful (as much as a wetsuit can be) but totally untouched. I’m starting to find the … Continue reading

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Trivial Pursuits: the Aussie version

Worried that we might be getting ‘predictable’, I think, our Aussie housemate Robbie delved deep into his beard, thought, scratched his chin philosophically, had a ‘lightbulb’ moment, and then sent us all an email inviting us to combine our now-becoming-regular … Continue reading

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All aboard the wine bus!

‘G’day folks, I’m Nigel. I’ll be your (sober) driver for the day. This is my hat – it’s pretty damn big ay? There used to be corks hanging off it as trophies from my days getting trollied at the cellar doors … Continue reading

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Good Sports

You know that stereotype that Australians love sports? It’s not a stereotype. It’s fact. Well, from my experience it is, anyway. Within the first few days of being in Sydney it was clear I had stepped into fitness fanatics territory; … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Sunset: a growing obsession?

While I have known for quite some time that I have a slight, shall we say interest in good light, and documenting moments that stand out – the sun hitting a sandstone building early in the morning, turning it to … Continue reading

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Pick ‘n’ Mix: why Aussie fruit farms aren’t for me

Since we got to this sunny land there have been many conversations about fruit picking: whether to hit the fields to extend our visas for an extra year, whether it’s worth the pain and poor pay, where to go to … Continue reading

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