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Stories by Catriona Ling

You know you are getting old when you feel the Occupational Health & Safety chaps have a point about the risks associated with open toe sandals....
Ever the optimist, I am a complete competition addict. I only have to see the word “Win,” and I am off composing ditties, entering photos...
I have been pondering comfort zones this week and that popular mantra about getting out of them. Given my ultimate comfort zone is a bath with a book...
Valentine’s Day always catches me on the hop and that goes for the frog in my life – or sorry should that be Prince Charming?  ...
Given the general dismal run-up to Christmas in terms of wind and rain, expectations on the weather front were particularly gloomy, so this Christmas...
Those who know me know that shy, retiring, little flower is possibly over exaggerating the case, though I would claim along with most of the known...
December heralds the end of the Australian school year and yesterday was my last primary school (grade school) Presentation Day as a parent and I...
We got home the other night to find the older two Drama Queens enrapt by Out of Africa—always gratifying to find your offspring gripped by...
We went to see the Sydney Theatre Company production of Loot by Joe Orton this week. As always, there is something magical about arriving at the...
My cup floweth over—the Rugby World Cup that it is. In common with most of the male population of Australia, all normal male activity in the...
There are many advantages to living in Australia, including (to name but a few) the weather, water temperature (and if you were brought up on bracing...
By now you are probably as bored as I am on the dress saga—but I am happy to report that we had a fabulous night and an amazing number of our...
“My doom has come upon me.”  For the last twenty odd years this has been one of my stock standard quotes that I mutter at all the...
There are tantalizing glimpses of spring in Sydney; great wafts of jasmine as I walk the dog in the morning and blossoms appearing, however it is...
Wet and cold in Sydney, and the back garden in its mid construction stage is looking particularly unattractive. The general charm of the scene is...

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