Author Archives: Woo

Public ritual celebration

Well, dear reader, we are married, my Viking Sousaphonist and I. All requited and ridiculously happy, here we are. And, oh! what a wonderful wedding day. Where shall I start? At the beginning, of course. Here is the wooden footbridge … Continue reading

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On Being Requited

Goodness me, where to begin? I haven’t posted since November and so much has happened since then… 1. Way back in November I flew back to the UK and was finally reunited with the man I love. I hope we … Continue reading

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Unforgivable

In an almost unheard of break with our family’s long-standing tradition of avoiding one another, my parents are currently staying with my Aunt Poodle-Perm and her husband Under-The-Thumb. This, I cannot help but feel, will be a precursor to some … Continue reading

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100 Days of Solitude

[with apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez] When I left Ed at Heathrow in July – and I actually wept, for the first time in years –  100 days stretched ahead of us until we could be together again. 100 days … Continue reading

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If you’re male, you’re probably not going to want to read this post

Female hormones have a great deal to answer for. Firstly, I spilled coffee on myself and my chair in the office. Having cleaned up that mess as best I could, I went to make myself another coffee… and promptly threw … Continue reading

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Our Love Nest

My back is aching, I’m exhausted but content. Yesterday I moved into our Love Nest – the most completely fabulous flat on Sydney’s harbour foreshore. I could list all the things I already love about it, but I’m pretty sure … Continue reading

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In which I enumerate the things I will not miss about this flat

I have lived in this furnished flat on the northern borders of Kirribilli for 4 years and that is longer than I have ever lived anywhere, including during my childhood. But I am finally moving out on Wednesday and I … Continue reading

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My Neanderthal fascination

I’ve been fascinated by the Neanderthals ever since I read Clan of the Cave Bear as a teenager. Even more so since recent scientific discoveries seem to show that Neanderthals not only co-existed with our direct ancestors but almost certainly … Continue reading

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I inadvertently seem to have taken a break from blogging…

.. the reasons for which are many, varied and not limited to: a) our new office is open plan so everyone can see everyone else’s computer screen, which makes using teh intertubes that much more tricky during office hours and … Continue reading

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This time last year

I’ve just found a small piece of paper in a pile of other papers on top of my fridge. This particular piece of paper, however, made a big difference in my life. This time last year I had a conversation … Continue reading

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