Navelgazery

In which I get all deep, a bit self-centred and occasionally bonkers

7 RANDOM THOUGHTS

Some small and slightly irritating things that have been zinging around in my brain for a while that I just felt like organising and putting to bed. A lot like my children actually. 1) The Country Wave  This is what people do in the country when they drive past you, and they are powerful little gestures. Twice a week I walk 7 km around my district and I see an […]

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My Gay Marriage

Marriage is on my mind today, so I thought it opportune to see what was happening with the same sex marriage thing. What’s the Latest?  Well yesterday, South Africa celebrated its first ever traditional gay Zulu wedding – a huge thing for a largely conservative population despite progressive post-apartheid reforms. Good one. [Is it tasteless of me and contrary to my support to point out that one of the groom’s […]

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Little Miss Sook Head and Captain Courageous

Easter was slightly underwhelming for us this year, mostly because the smallest and noisiest presence in the house succumbed to a nasty tummy bug on Thursday afternoon and proceeded to vomit on and off from then until Monday, when the Easter break was pretty much over and the chance of recovering some holiday cheer and bounding off on a family adventure was nil. I emerged tired, grumpy and worried that […]

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Pondering On: AFTER THE FIRE

So I won’t go on about it anymore after this okay. It could be that everybody’s had about enough of bush fire talk and would like to just move on into normal territory thank you very much. And I don’t wan’t to wallow in it either. I’m more than ready for normal. But I do think it’s important to dwell a bit, to remember those who can’t move on, not […]

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Pondering On: GARDENING

Stay with me peeps, this is not a mulch or seaweed soil conditioner segment (while I am interested to know more of both I fear their boring factor is too high even for Megoracle). It is more a tribute to the pastime of gardening because while it’s probably very uncool but I’m quite passionate about it. I know this because…(begin convoluted story that may or may not contain a hidden […]

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Ponder On: MY FUNERAL

I know it’s not a fashionable topic, but I’ve been thinking about it for 2 reasons: 1) I had my 20 year school reunion and let’s face it, I’m getting on. I mean Jesus died when he was about 30 and he always looked like an old man to me. 20 years since school? I still feel the same as that pimply teen trying to get out of economics. I […]

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Quick Q&A: HOLIDAY BRIEFS

No not knickers you wear while on holiday, although I do leave my daggy ones behind and only bring nice-ish ones on holiday even though they are seen by about the same amount of people as at home (5 –  most of whom take not the slightest bit of notice anyway). Oh and I did actually buy some knickers while shopping on the Gold Coast so I guess they could […]

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Pondering on: COCKED UP PERSPECTIVE

Since I wrote my self-indulgent grumbly piece on Pre-menstrual tension, a question has been uncomfortably niggling at me: If I didn’t have things so good, if life bumped me about and smacked me in the face a bit more instead of cushioning me so comfortably, would things like PMS even register on my stress scale? If I was raising my family in war torn Darfur where I’d been recently raped […]

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