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Welcome to my personal space. My hootoo name reflects my enduring attraction for Australia, the land I'd love to have called home. Sadly, I have run out of time age wise so unless one of my kids gets over there and takes us with them I will have to deal with that disappointment. Having spent most of the last 15 years travelling to Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Australia again and Saudi, I have once more found myself stuck in England's paved and unpleasant land for a long period. I have been teaching English for Academic Purposes at a number of educational establishments and have been good at my job. One thing that life has taught me though is to accept whatever is thrown at you and work through it as best you can.

I have written articles on such diverse subjects as Sumo, Writing to Celebrities, Tony Greig, Jon Pertwee and A Christmas Carol. My entries tend to come in fits and starts depending on what RL is throwing at me!! After a 13 year hiatus I came back with 3 Christmas themed entries and it felt really good seeing them on the Front Page!

I have 4 children and wrote an article about being a househusband that caused uproar as people vehemently agreed or disagreed with it!! Despite that reaction I think it was one of the best entries I have written, and has been an object lesson in keeping my cool as reactions are posted!! If any newer writers are reading this, my best piece of advice would be not to take any such criticism personally even if thats what it looks like on the screen. This is a friendly community and any disagreements are often down to misunderstandings. Remember, post in haste, repent at leisure!!

The Ashes, a cricket bat and ballActor Jon Pertwee as the third 'Doctor Who'. Graphic by Jimster.Actor Tom Baker as the fourth 'Doctor Who'. Graphic by Jimster.Actor David Tennant as the tenth 'Doctor Who'. Graphic by Jimster.A membership badge for the Doctor Who group.
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