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New Year, Westie style

The Author

Myself, after a good shave with a classic razor

Having been around the Internet since the 90’s, I’ve done a lot of being a community member for blogs at major media sites in Australia (Sydney Morning Herald and The last three years though have been a crash-course in parenting – not at all what you expect when you’ve already got two happy, healthy kids ready for school – when we found that our youngest child, “Bob the Builder Fan”, has Autism.

After wandering a bit aimlessly on the Internet looking for places to fit in, I could find plenty of mum-friendly sites but fine was a bit tricky. But then Nicole set up a the Autism United community on

It has been a great site to be a member of, basically since day 1!

And playing in it’s “walled garden” blog environment convinced me to push out to an open blog. So with the new year, here’s my first go at open blogging.

Hopefully, I’ll share some thoughts on not just the challenges of raising three challenging kids, but also on my dogs, living in Sydney, and my other interests such as Australian Rules Football (and Auskick), shaving, gaming, and whatever else manages to pop up.

By the way, if you do know a dad focussed website feel free to drop all the links you want!

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