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Guest Blog – Going to Wagga Wagga? You must know someone there…

[Lisa edit: Another visit and another guest blog, this time by fellow Canadian ex-pats Kristie and Leo Saumure, who came to Oz from their home in New Zealand to compete in the Sydney half-marathon. Kristie (Lisa’s first PhD student) and … Continue reading

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Shaken, not stirred

Autumn is here in Australia; in fact, we’re just two short weeks away from the start of winter. The days are short, the mornings are cool (approaching zero at times) and the leaves on the tree out front of our … Continue reading

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the yard is nothing but a fence

With Lisa away, I need to fill some blogging space so I thought I would complain about our garden.  As I suffer through the horrible sunny high 20s/low 30s weather, she gets to enjoy the last throes of ‘superstorm’ Sandy … Continue reading

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How to speak Australian, part dukkah

We had one of those odd language issues this week at the Artisan Baker, where we go every Saturday morning to buy baguettes, a pain rustique or campagne, and a couple of tarts for dessert – our weekend treat.  Often … Continue reading

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Gobble, gobble, gobble

Well, it was officially Thanksgiving back in Canada on the weekend. You know, that time of year when we give thanks for family and friends… and that there’s no snow on the ground yet (we hope!)… and for all the … Continue reading

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between their joke and smiles

Continuing on the theme of the last post, we have to say that Japan is a bit of a strange place. We’re not trying to be disrespectful to the people, because were actually very nice and helpful…we were pretty much … Continue reading

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A new world record

Well at least a new Ganmain record. But not set by Dan. It is late winter here in the Riverina and that means the agricultural shows are starting again. We made our second visit to the mother of all shows, … Continue reading

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How to speak Australian, Part 5

Snag: We often see people fishing in Lake Albert or in the Murrumbidgee River, and like any other closed water fishers, one of the big annoyances for them will be getting their hook snagged on a submerged branch. This is, … Continue reading

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Digger Dan

We quite often think of our situation here in terms of what things would be like in Edmonton, or even Ontario, six months off.  Like today, for example, where it is the middle of winter in Wagga. In Edmonton terms, … Continue reading

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let me fill your cup

A couple of weeks ago, we posted a very odd, very short entry about how things here were a bit messed up.  That was, in a way, a continuation of a post from months ago…and also related to a number … Continue reading

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