The Christmas Song

To all my dear Megoracle supporters, friends and followers, 2012 isn’t over yet and there may well be more from me this year but I just want to take the opportunity to thank you for supporting me and my lil’ old blog over the last 12 months (in case I get overwhelmed by the needs of my family and the mayhem that is year’s end). I’ve really and truly had […]

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Take a Stance on: An Australian Republic

Ah so the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting. I love a bit of good news. Sorry to hear that Kate is laid up with severe morning sickness (otherwise known as hyperemesis gravidarum otherwise known as spewing your guts up until you’re totally dehydrated). Morning sickness, for those who have not encountered it first hand, sucks large hairy balls. And what’s with the morning title? Mine would wake me […]

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Brush Up On: MUSIC

Well this could be committing blog suicide – I’m about to reveal my music tastes and possibly lose many of my followers (which are few and very hard won so it would be a shame), but it really is time for me to brush up on music – I’m still listening to Wham. I really am…“Another summer, another vacation is over…” And then, I had a dalliance with Damian Leith, because his […]

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Catch Up On: CANCER RESEARCH (Tasteless Song Alert)

I was recently asked to be a guest speaker at a Breast Cancer Research fundraiser – a night out/auction/raffle for Tassie women called Breasts Out for Research. This event has been running for quite a few years now and has raised well over $100,000 for breast cancer research. Pretty impressive for little old Tassie. It is the brain child of breast cancer survivor Nicole Darcy, who says it is her strong […]

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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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Take a Stance On: TONY ABBOTT’s CHARACTER (By Request) and FEMINISM and POLITICS (By Compulsion)

I have an automatic aversion to Tony Abbott. However I’m concerned that this is a product of successful political mud slinging spin. I would prefer to think that my opinion is immune to spin but I think that’s pretty unrealistic (actually I know it is – last week I bought wrinkle cream with Kakadu plum in it because it is a fair dinkum miracle cream never mind I have observed […]

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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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Brush Up On: ISLAM

Realised during Sydney’s Muslim riots that I actually don’t know very much about Islam – and I should because the religion is so central to much of our news, not to mention the (according to the 2011 census), 476,300 Australians who identify as Muslim. To be honest, it wasn’t that long ago that I learnt that Islam is the religion whilst Muslims are its adherents. I just kind of thought […]

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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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The Angry Song

Not so long ago, I posted a poem called “Eat Your Dinner”. I noted in my blog comments that sometimes I sing angry songs to the children at such times as they don’t eat their dinner. A few people commented that they’d like to hear an angry song. Well be careful what you wish for people because here it is (I’ll let the song speak for itself – there are […]

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