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There are too many children crying, hurting and dying in this world. It needs to stop

A few years ago, I wrote a blog – The haunting moments of broken bones – following a particularly brutal evening, where for one hour, I was locked out of surgery at the hospital, listening to my son – Lex – screaming for his mum. I was helpless and couldn’t come to him as they …

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Andrea T Edwards

What it’s like having a dog when you’re just not a dog person

I love cats. I’ve always loved cats. Cats don’t need anything. Oh they let you know when attention or food is required, but otherwise, they just get on with it. They also don’t smell. I like animals that don’t smell. We’ve got two cats, but we’ve also got a dog. He’s a Golden Retriever called …

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Uncommon Courage

Should I dare say it out loud? I think the boys are content in Phuket

If I am honest, in hindsight, I would say the first three months in Phuket were completely shit. We turned up exhausted (like we’ve never known), and apart from Freddy (the dog) being ecstatic, it was a pretty sombre affair. Lunch with Mum on Naithon Beach   Even Riddick, the cat, seemed uncomfortable and unhappy …

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I have to say it’s a Christmas Miracle in our house right now

Decorating the Christmas tree with my lads, traditionally, has been nothing short of annoying. I’m gunna be honest here – they’ve always been completely useless in helping me get to the final conclusion one is aiming for – a reasonable looking tree.   Historically, well since kids came into my life, the majority of their …

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Uncommon Courage

A year of honouring amazing friendships around the world

I’ve been on the road, travelling and living around the world, since 1995. I’ve lived and worked in Melbourne, London, Boston, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Phuket, Noosa, Singapore and now, Phuket again. Before I left Australia in 1995, I had already built an amazing community of friends, who I adore to this day. And since …

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