Category Archives: Nature

Muttonbird Island

I wonder sometimes about the taste perceptions of 19th century sailors. Maybe it had something to do with a diet high in salted meat rather than poultry. I can picture a group of ancient mariners sitting in a foreign port … Continue reading

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Teddy bears picnic

I had never considered that a teddy bears picnic would be something I would be involved in with the boys. The other day, however, it surfaced that the two teddies, Hottie and Licorice Bone, were having a birthday. It was unclear … Continue reading

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Up the creek

My wife is planning a career change, and as part of this, she is studying to get her next degree online. She has set up a small room as a study, and often works from there. One of the things … Continue reading

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They’re not too bright, but I like them.

Our house makes up part of the coastal sprawl which stretches, with differing densities, for hundreds of kilometres in either direction. The house itself is an old one which was relocated just a couple of years before we bought it, … Continue reading

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The rockpool

I have lived almost my whole life either on, or a short drive from, the coast. I can’t quite see the beach from my house, but I can certainly hear it. The air is always heavy with salt, and anything … Continue reading

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Float your boat

We had organised to be part of a bush walk with the local homeschoolers group. The idea was that we would all go for a walk along a nearby creek. The track leads up a shallow valley, crossing the creek … Continue reading

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My first lesson

So it’s the start of the school year.  If my oldest boy was not being homeschooled, he would be starting kindergarten.  After several years of pushing the idea around, we decide to commit to it.  We don’t send him to … Continue reading

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