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Road tripping, Christmas 2012

We road-tripped this Christmas, the first time we’ve tried it. Had ourselves a proper beach Christmas family holiday. Complete win. I haven’t done the Melbourne-Newcastle drive since sanity prevailed and flights got cheap. Turns out in the last twelve years … Continue reading

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The gift is in the giver

In the lead-up to Christmas one of my best and oldest mates turned forty. It’s a creaky, dried-out, dusty old milestone and I wanted to get just the ‘right’ present for him. But, being one of those annoying dudes with … Continue reading

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Christmas is a lie

The best Christmas I ever had was also the worst. The Christmas our family had just before my parents separated was an embarrassment of riches presents-wise for us kids. Of course I didn’t know what was happening at the time. … Continue reading

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