Category Archive: Philosophosising

I Don’t Wish You A Merry Christmas

I’ll be upfront. We mainly started the charity card tradition as a pre-emptive strike against Gift Disappointment. We figured we’d pair our kids’ presents with an Oxfam picture of a similarly-aged child who was… Continue reading

Bits of November: The Thing About Coming Home

To summarise: I left my job. I looked for a new job! I found a Christmas locum. It was in Australia. I am in Australia now. It’s been one of those weeks. There have… Continue reading

One Thousand Plus Friends On Facebook

Frenchie is inspired. Matt Kuleza, a student from Melbourne, is teaching us a lesson about friendship. Over the next three or so years he’ll have coffee with more than a thousand “friends”, and write about… Continue reading

Kid-Friendly Travel – A Manifesto

I want you to know I spent a substantial amount of time swotting up on Marx and trying to work the word “bourgeois” into this manifesto before deciding to spare you. I’d throw… Continue reading

ANZAC Biscuit Diplomacy: a statement on food, national identity, and home-made costumes involving paper plates

from:  Æ to:  Bronwyn date:  21 July 2014 08:49 subject:  So apparently “We have two children going to school now and both of them are expected to be racially harmonious. Don’t forget to… Continue reading

Screen Time: A Healthy Eating Pyramid

This is a post about why – and how – we let our kids (3 and 5) spend up to three hours at a stretch playing with smart phones. I know! I totally shouldn’t… Continue reading

Diabolical Materialism

We had another one of those awkward conversations at school recently. The teacher usually starts off by asking if we teach P at home, and I usually say no until the the third… Continue reading

Helicopter Swimming

I’ll get back to our holiday to Japan, I will, but first I want to tell you about something that happened today. We went helicopter swimming. It’s not as fun as that sounds.… Continue reading

Camping on Pulau Ubin

What would you do if you had a long weekend in south-east Asia? Don’t tell me yet. Last week, I trawled through websites, blogs, and even had actual conversations, gathering answer after answer.… Continue reading