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About Christmas

“The approach of Christmas brings harassment and dread to many excellent people,” writes Mark Twain in ‘Following the Equator’,  “They have to buy a cart-load of presents, and they never know what to buy to hit the various tastes; they put in three weeks of hard and anxious work, and when Christmas morning comes they […]

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56 days to go – and no idea yet

OK, Father’s Day in Australia is on the first Sunday of September, which means this year I have another 50something days to get thinking. Yes, we’ve been down the road with socks, ‘Dad’s the Best’ mugs, chocolates, funny undies, taking him to movies, breakfasts, cooking him special dinners, getting him control of the remote for […]

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