Category Archives: Family/children

Electricity costs

A different blog for this evening. Taken from: https://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/ashtray-blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/saving-money.jpg I thought I would share our electricity usage with you. I am quite proud of our family. As a household of three we use about 18% of the electricity of an … Continue reading

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Risks on the water

Good afternoon readers, We decided to have a day out near the water this afternoon; it was very hot today. We decided on a quiet little area where the munchkin can play, and still be safe in the water. Taken … Continue reading

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Reflection

Good morning readers, Well I was lying in bed with a bit of a fever, and just could not settle my mind or body – it didn’t help that I was hot and then cold – continually, or had a … Continue reading

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Happiness

Taken and modified from http://weknowyourdreams.com/happiness.html Good afternoon readers 🙂 A bit of philosophy for the day. A situation occurred this morning that I thought deserved a short blog about. I have apparently thrown something out that belonged to someone, and … Continue reading

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Are we all Narcissistic?

Good morning readers. I have been thinking a lot about our society, and where we are going wrong, of late. I can’t say if all of the world is like this, but certainly in some western countries it appears to … Continue reading

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Welfare or no-fair?

Hello everyone, I have a number of pieces in process of being written, but haven’t as yet finished any of them 🙂 . That is what happens when you have a 2 year old child whom you care for and look … Continue reading

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Automation or death?

I was listening to the news this evening which was mentioning increasing automation levels in many industries in Australia (and many other countries). I am not sure if we truly realise the potential difficulties that automation will cause with regards to people … Continue reading

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Austerity in Australia

A short one handed post (the other one has just had minor surgery) about Austerity in Australia. Now that the powerful businesses in Australia have got there beloved Liberal party into government, the Austerity measures have started to surface to … Continue reading

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Women in Iraq

This will be a very quick post. I read recently of a young girl who was married off to an old guy in one of the middle east countries, with the result that the girl died on marriage night due … Continue reading

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Inequitable Rubbish

Originally posted on The Australian Independent Media Network:
Abbott has finally produced a policy announcement about his ‘signature policy’ – Paid Parental Leave. Lenore Taylor has a sensible article in today’s The Guardian pointing out that the real issue for…

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The REAL Australian workplaces

Good morning readers, I was writing to the local paper last night, about the working life of the REAL Australia. You see we are in the middle of an election campaign in Australia, and the Liberals (the equivalent of the … Continue reading

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Cost of Living – according to the Liberals

Good morning, I have been listening to the campaigning  by the Liberal party of late (the equivalent to the Tories or Tea Party); Australia is in the grip of an election campaign – for the next month, and one of … Continue reading

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Where is the minimum wage heading!!!

This is where we are headed in Australia. Downwards!!! How are we going to stop this.

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If Abbott wins: ruthless cuts?

I was reading this article on the ABC today: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4579558.html?WT.mc_id=newsmail And was alarmed enough to decide to comment on it. I know that the guy who wrote it is obviously a strong Labor supporter, being a Labor party think tank, … Continue reading

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School girl HIV infection in South Africa

Quarter of S African schoolgirls HIV positive: minister – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). I had to press this. I was absolutely horrified that in a modern world, that school children are becoming infected with HIV. 28% of school girls … Continue reading

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