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Lizzy Allan
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Every Yuletide, I do Wonder
All over town, in every town, Christmas trees are coming down and Christmas lights are twinkling less and less as the days go by. In our home, we took down the tree today as we have always done traditionally in my family on Epiphany, on the twelfth day afte...

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All that Glitters
Lately, my son has been mentioning some remarks that have been made by his peers regarding people's wealth and material possessions  - or lack thereof. These comments are usually along the lines of how big somebody's house is, how impressive their car is or...

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Six things I want my son to Know {a guest post}
Today, I'm thrilled to be hosting Tarana Khan as a guest blogger on The Muddle-Headed Mamma . Tarana is an expat from India who now lives in Dubai where she writes her blog,  Sand in my Toes . She is the mother of a three-year-old boy and her guest post is ...

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Ten, Going on Twenty
I have a guest post up at the moment over on the blog of Dubai blogger Tarana Khan,   Sand in my Toes , called Ten, Going on Twenty.  It's all about my son and all the contrasts and contradictions in innocence and experience that characterise his current ag...

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Ten, Going on Twenty
I have a guest post up at the moment over on the blog of Dubai blogger Tarana Khan,   Sand in my Toes ,   called Ten, Going on Twenty.  It's all about my son and all the contrasts and contradictions in innocence and experience that characterise his current ...

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The Chronicles of Exhaustion
Last week, I went to give blood and as I was lying there on the donors' chair, rigged up to a machine with a needle stuck in my arm, I realised that I had not felt as relaxed as this since, well quite possibly since the last time I'd given blood. I didn't k...

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Rubbish Bin Art
In the suburb where I grew up, there is a cul-de-sac where. if you go walking on a Friday morning, you will be treated to a free art exhibition. As you can see from the photos below, the residents of this little road have jazzed up their rubbish bins. The f...

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100 Word Story - Reader's Digest Australia Competition
I've wanted to take on the challenge of writing a one hundred word story for a few years now and recently, I saw in the Reader's Digest Australia magazine that their 100 Word Story Competition is on again. The prize for the overall winner is $1000 and since...
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