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The Sydney Project: Luna Park

This year is my son’s last year before he begins full time schooling in 2015. Welcome to our year of child-focussed activities in Sydney. Luna Park is, honestly, essentially cheating on this project. Do children like amusement parks? Yes. They … Continue reading

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The Sydney Project: Tyrannosaurs Big and Small at the Australian Museum

This year is my son’s last year before he begins full time schooling in 2015. Welcome to our year of child-focussed activities in Sydney. The Australian Museum has two programs for kids: Tiny Tots and Mini Explorers, which are patterned … Continue reading

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The Sydney Project: Art Safari at the Museum of Contemporary Art

This year is my son’s last year before he begins full time schooling in 2015. Welcome to our year of child-focussed activities in Sydney. Art Safari is one of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s kids’ activities: a program where pre-school … Continue reading

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Australian passport lifehacks, the unpaid version

If Alex Kidman can get a Lifehacker article out of a last minute passport application, I can get a blog entry. I’ve had cause to apply for too many Australian passports in the last couple of years (mine and both … Continue reading

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Travel tip: Wentworth Falls Lake

I’ve frequently had cause to try and meet people in the Blue Mountains in a kid-friendly place, and I’ve found it surprisingly hard to do so. There’s teeny playgrounds of various types. There’s all the big tourist attractions which might … Continue reading

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Not the Sydney Project: Questacon

This year is my son’s last year before he begins full time schooling in 2015. Welcome to our year of child-focussed activities in Sydney… only without the Sydney bit this once. We rudely interrupt the Sydney Project to bring you … Continue reading

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The Sydney Project: Powerhouse Museum

This year is my son’s last year before he begins full time schooling in 2015. Welcome to our year of child-focussed activities in Sydney. This was our second visit to the Powerhouse Museum, both times on a Monday, a day … Continue reading

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The Sydney Project: Art Baby

This year is my son’s last year before he begins full time schooling in 2015. I’ve therefore decided to embark on a self-imposed challenge to go and do different child-focussed activities in Sydney and review them! Art Baby is a … Continue reading

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A year with orthokeratology

A year ago, I did something that’s very rare for me, I made an expensive impulse purchase. Specifically, I was fitted for orthokeratology lenses. These are a vision correction technique: hard contact lens you wear while you sleep, that mold … Continue reading

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The Alphabet Sufficiency: brief reflections

At the beginning of the year, I was indirectly responsible for the creation of the formidable Alphabet Supremacy project, which has just wrapped up. Jono and Bice have a few reflections on it at mid-year (Jono, Bice) and end-of-year (Jono). … Continue reading

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