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Raised on a farm in rural Australia, I spent most of my formative school years yabbying in irrigation dams, herding dairy cattle on quad bikes and challenging my brothers to intrepid BMX races through the bush.

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Following five fervently focused years at boarding school, I then packed my bags and set off for the big smoke on a higher-education escapade. Somewhere between meeting my overzealous commitments to minimum wage jobs and a competitive social calendar, I managed to bag a couple of degrees (B.Sc and Grad. Dip. Ed) and get hitched before picking up sticks and moving half way across the world to live in the U.K. on a teacher’s salary and my hubby’s PhD scholarship.

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Fifteen years or so later – after a short stint in prairie-land Western Canada – and when I am not performing acts of domesticity at home or chasing my little ankle biters up gum trees, I tend to be found plowing up marginal land to create food paradises or volunteering for various school, charity and community organisations.