This makes me so happy

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Thank you so much Jenny. You sure know how to make a girl feel good about herself!

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Are you waiting on mail from me?

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I’m working on it, I promise! Please refer to the above picture, taken early this morning, as evidence. It’s been a long time since I made a link post, so I thought I’d share some lovely discoveries from around and about the Internet today. * Chicken lays an egg * People switch on light bulbs * Hobbit…

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Grey Gardens

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First of all, thank you thank you thank you for all the lovely, kind, encouraging, wise comments and emails you guys left me after my rather self-indulgent complaint about work and life and motherhood the other day. You got me through AND I made all three deadlines. I promise not to be such a wet…

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Work and life

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Right now I’m supposed to be working. It’s Saturday afternoon and the sun is shining and everybody else in my family packed up the car early this morning and went out for the day. Scout was sobbing her heart out. “Why – hic – do you want – hic – us to gooooooo?” she wailed….

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Dusk & stuff

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As I write this the dusk is settling over Melbourne on what was an absolutely glorious summer’s day. We have just returned from a lazy stroll out for family dinner, and then home to put two very tired kids into bed, wiping chocolate ice cream from their faces and hands (and necks and elbows) and…

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The royal family

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Not so long ago, Scout’s career aspiration was to become Father Christmas, and then a doctor… and then a duck. These days she wants to be a queen. Not a princess, my daughter will have none of that: she is going straight to the top. “I LOVE queens,” she tells me. For Christmas, she asked…

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Mysterious mail

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You might remember that a little while ago I wrote about a cute little snail-mail themed film that was being crowd funded about a woman who suddenly started receiving hundreds of letters addressed to a total stranger (Mr Eduardo Munez). I’m thrilled to share that the film has been funded and will go ahead, and…

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How to stay alive this summer (and all the other summers)

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There’s no getting away from it that the sun in Australia is mighty powerful, and mighty dangerous. For Australians, the sun is like some kind of god from ancient times: equally worshipped and feared (and equally benevolent and destructive). Have you seen the new TV ad by the Cancer Council of Victoria? The whole message is that…

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Aftermath

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Burnt out sparklers are bundled on the table outside. Two champagne glasses sit in the washing up. The drying Christmas tree is outside on the front porch, awaiting its scheduled Council pick-up. A thousand pine needles have been swept from the lounge-room floor and two hand-painted nut-crackers, 60 tiny sleigh-bells, one giant musical snow-globe, three china Santas, two…

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And so this was Christmas

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So this was our Christmas. I hope yours was beautiful. And now it’s time to say, see you next year! Can you even believe that? Love, Naomi xo ps. I’ve been on an unexpected blog-and-Internet break due to the sad demise of my modem (which I didn’t discover for two days until I was suddenly…

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On finding beauty

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“There is so much beauty in the world. If you blink, you’ll miss it.” Shea Glover “I conducted an independent project, which evidently turned into a social experiment halfway through, regarding beauty at my performing arts high school in Chicago. I want to clarify that my intentions were not to get a reaction out of…

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Final call to be in my book

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Last call, folks, if you want to be in my book! (I hope you do. Please do!) I’ve almost finished the first draft, and the research has been so much fun. For anyone who doesn’t know, my book is about all the quirky, creative and kind things people are doing (and YOU can do) with…

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