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PAX Aust Highlights: Tavern Fame

A few weeks back, I attended PAX Aust in Melbourne. It was my first time. And it was brilliant. It was also my first time attending anything as an official writer (under the guise of GeekMom), so it wasn’t just a schmooze and cruise affair either. There was serious gaming […]


   Kudos to Minion Kellie for telling me about this one.  For a limited time, BBC / Doctor Who (Australia) had a full size Lego TARDIS down at Bondi Beach (Sydney). Isn’t it beautiful? Doubly so- Lego AND Doctor Who. *sniff* I so want but considering the other Lego filling […]

One Bird at a Time

Here’s a statement I never imagined typing on my blog: Apparently, a bird shitting on you or your house is good luck.  Now, I don’t know if this is an Australian thing or an acceptable belief system around the world. But let’s go with it for a minute. It starts […]

One Lethal Yorkshire Terrier at a Time

Australia often has a bad rep for being a dangerous place – go read Terry Pratchett’s The Lost Continent.     Spiders. Snakes. Crocodiles. Drop Bears. Cane Toads. Sheep. There are websites, twitter feeds, and Facebook pages dedicated to living in Australia.  In primary school, I lived on an army base […]

EG Parent Award #54 – Honourary

Tonight’s award is not for parenting. In fact, this guy’s work is definitely not to be read aloud in front of the spawnlings, let alone at work. But if the story of his method is true, it is – to use an Australian colloquialism – “bloody genius”. Over the weekend, […]