Barking bloody dogs I love dogs as much as anyone, but I’m sick of the selfish owners around Boundary, Arden and Pacific Streets, Clovelly. Who lets their dogs start barking from 6.30am? This then causes a domino effec...

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Over the past few weeks it would have been difficult not to have experienced the changing of the seasons. It felt like the longest, hottest and driest summer ever came to an almost brutal end. As March came to a close, o...

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Years ago, the superb fairy wren was a common sight in our gardens. Now, only if you’re lucky can you catch a glimpse of these little blue beauties in the shrubs along our coast. Sadly this is the case for many native ...

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Australia, land of the “Where-the-bloody-hell-are-you” tourism campaign, was once a great swearing nation. When I first arrived here in 1996 I heard a session from parliament where one angry pollie stated, “Mr Spea...

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Recently I was sitting on the couch watching TV with my son and our dog. Although he’s still a cute puppy he can cut the cheese with such potency that anyone in the strike zone is left gasping and reeling for cover. On...

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Sponsoring George Pell The man who gave us the GST that helped make the rich richer and the poor poorer, who insisted on invading Iraq for no weapons of mass destruction, who broadcasted the ‘children overboardR...

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My grandson loves riding the Mummy Taxi with me. He knows after kindy he will either get cake from Sweet Kiss on Clovelly Road or gelato from the Coogee Pavilion. I know how to buy a heart. Recently I had to collect some...

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I have been lucky enough to visit a few of the great wine regions of the world including the Napa Valley (USA), Stellenbosch (South Africa), Tuscany (Italy) and our very own Margaret River and Barossa Valley regions. I...

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The Unreliable Guide suffered a significant birthday recently and it got us thinking about age. We are obsessed with aging: by 2021 the charlatans peddling botox, tucks, lifts, silicon and liposuction are predicted to be...

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At a Christmas gathering last year a mate of mine gave me a book, ‘The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes 2’. It was a simple but effective gift and certainly got the attention of the other dads. It immediately made...

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