Author Archives: Petit Paradis

About Petit Paradis

I am on a journey with my family to transition as closely as practicable to a state of self-reliance in suburbia. I practice permaculture principles in our house, garden and community. We are on the southern coast of Western Australia. To our north is the rest of the world. To the south, Antarctica.

The Haunting

Hello. What do you do when your dream starts to fade? I haven’t been here for a while. My last post was in February this year. It occurs like this from time to time. I’m romantically involved with life, not … Continue reading

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A Thursday with Gran (BEFORE School starts back.)

A warning dear reader. This is something of a therapy session for me, writing this. It is more for the sake of someday looking back and pondering on the madness of it all. Or just not at all. Regards, Mr … Continue reading

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Days of Summer

Summer in this part of the world has a particular soundtrack. There is the click and ticks of the cicadas. The percussive rhythm that gives the heartbeat to the days of summer. There are the intermittent melodies of birds visiting … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2020

It was an early start. With two Little Fellas there was no alternative beginning to the day. We opened some presents and prepared some food. The Little Fellas were excited to be spending Christmas with their Aunty and Uncle. Aunty … Continue reading

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The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn – Dec. 21st 2020

This coming Monday the 21st of December 2020 is the Great Conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn. Given that this is so close to Christmas it is often mistakenly called the Christmas Star. This event occurs in a regular pattern once … Continue reading

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