Author Archives: wendyannkay

Relief Not Shared In Squat Toilets

  Ok, so maybe there were a few things about the marvelous spirit of adventure I was recapturing last week that I’d forgotten. Squat toilets would be one of them. Although I remembered well the offensives on the nostrils and … Continue reading

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Do something spontaneous!

When was the last time you did something spontaneous? Something a little bit off the wall, unexpected and unusual. Something which reminded you of other times – times in your life when spontaneity was as natural as breathing. You never … Continue reading

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Disabled people have feelings too

Disabled people have feelings too No parent should have to bury their child. But that was the reality for Katrina and Rob Young when they said good bye to their seven-year-old daughter Amelia at Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery just over … Continue reading

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Gays should marry

I grew up in Wahroonga on the upper North Shore in Sydney. Nothing much happened in Wahroonga. Divorce was rare, abuse not seen, nor talked about and drugs and alcohol were other people’s problems occurring over the bridge or on … Continue reading

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Runaway mum

I ran away from home last weekend. Yep, I threw a massive tanty and walked out. It’s not the first time I’ve run away. I fled a couple of years ago and spent half an hour listening to the radio … Continue reading

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Winners are sometimes losers

Sure, you came last, but guess what? You still get a ribbon darling! And yes, you can’t sing, but hey, you get to be in the choir anyway. And who cares if you’ve got two left feet, of course you … Continue reading

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Roughing it Gen Z style

She didn’t even make it to the car before her dramatic revelation was blurted out. “Mum, we had to poo and pee in the bush!” Indeed. And how did that work for you darling? I’d just picked madam up from … Continue reading

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Wow! Thrills keep on coming.

When was the last time you experienced a ”wow!” moment? You know, a real ”oh, my gosh!” instant. There’s no doubt that as we get older our ”wow!’ moments diminish. As children, they were many, our days filled with ”wows!”. … Continue reading

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Embarrassing the teenagers

Okay, so maybe waving the bra around the kitchen was a little over the top. But carrying an umbrella? Each day I manage to unwittingly contribute an action or a comment which triggers my teen’s latest and favourite mantra. “Don’t … Continue reading

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Stepping out … oddly.

I wore odd shoes to work the other day. They weren’t odd in colour, but definitely odd in style. When I arrived at the office and noticed them for the first time, I was more bemused than embarrassed, thinking there … Continue reading

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