Plane and Train Spotting

As we entered the school holidays I converted my “mommyvan” into an Airport Shuttle, volunteering myself to shuttle friends to the International Airport on Saturday morning – of course, in the back of my mind was the ‘free’ trip home, so I checked with Jen it was alright to ‘take my time’ before I left…

Few and Far Between

The past few weeks I’ve been busy doing other things, but fortunately those other things lent itself to a few caches on the side…. Unfortunately as far as caches I have left to find on the Central Coast is concerned, it’s few and far between these days. If I had known (or listened more carefully…

Parading about Town

As we marched into March, in the metaphorical sense ‘life’ began to settle down into 2016, and in the literal sense, we headed off to Mardi Gras – our family’s big day of celebration each year. Mardi Gras brings 100’s of thousands of people into the streets of Sydney, in all manner of glitter and…

Reduplication

Within Australian toponymy, it’s common to find place names where the name is repeated,  for example Woy Woy or Wagga Wagga. These place names are general derived from the local indigenous language of the area, and reduplication is understood to be used as an intensifier – so where ‘Woy’ is water, it is generally understood…

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In Training

As the school holidays drew to a close, I found myself with the kids at the local netball courts learning to ride bikes and roll on skates – pleasingly, I had left Go to Court lie since it was published, despite it being so close to home, knowing I would be here one day for exactly…