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Introducing Alex

It's 2018 and second year Uni for girl-in-pink, so time to get out of the high-school formal dress. Reminds me of some words from John Clayton (marry-me) Mayer:

I am not done Changing.
I may be old and I may be young
But I am not done
Changing.

Hope you find liberation in the changes of your 2018. Looking forward to blogging for you. Alex x

Walk The Line
26th November 2018

I’ve watched plenty of movies in my time. Some have been great and others have starred Melissa McCarthy. And whilst most people who know me (including the entire team at O’Shea and Dyer To...

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Traffic is for the Road
19th November 2018

The Baxter family went to church twice this Sunday. Normally this would be terrible news. Christine Caine was the reason why going to church twice this Sunday was ok; quite the privilege if I’m ...

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The Birds and The Bears
15th November 2018

Since moving to Brisbane, I’ve noticed a few major personality flaws develop. I’ve lost my sense of self. I lost something that O’Shea and Dyer Townsville Law Firm couldn’t los...

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Naughty but Fun
29th October 2018

I decided to compile a list of things that we fellow homo sapiens do, whilst consciously aware that we should not do what we are about to be doing. The Townsville lawyers at O’Shea and Dyer agre...

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Bring Back Angelina.
22nd October 2018

And it’s extremely justified. Could someone please tell me who decided to animate Bananas in Pyjamas? Could someone please inform me as to why the gorgeous drawings that became Angelina Ballerin...

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March of the Milk Bottle
15th October 2018

Red frogs have infiltrated the Universities as of late. Actually, I feel the need to explain who they are before I continue. Red Frogs is a support program for Uni students. They make it their mission...

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Don’t Knock Harry Potter Club
24th September 2018

In a college filled to the brim with 250 young women, there are bound to be a few questionable personalities. It’s just simple statistics. In fact, my corridor is home to a little lady who has d...

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Ballad of the Bush Baby
17th September 2018

If you haven’t already figured this one out, country folk are altogether better than city folk. Just ask them. This is exactly what I did this morning as I sat at Coffee Dominion, opposite my fa...

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Running from the Walker’s Perspective
10th September 2018

Last week we spoke about the golden child of O’Shea and Dyer Townsville Law Firm, Sam Stewart. This week we speak about his polar opposite.  That would be moi.  Unlike Stewart, I am ab...

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Frosty On Top, But Warm Inside
3rd September 2018

Meet Samuel Stewart. Bona fide example of a fella who’s smashed school, is in the process of smashing his law/business degree at JCU and is just generally smashing life altogether. Despite our p...

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Aloha...ha...ha
27th August 2018

When you go to the Americas, you apply for an international visa. When you apply for an international visa you answer a series of yes and no questions online. When you answer a series of yes and no qu...

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A Block of Combantrin
20th August 2018

Worming your children used to be quite the horror story. These days it’s quite the treat. You buy your block of chocolate, distribute the pieces around the table for dessert and honestly, you&rs...

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Rock The Casbah
13th August 2018

I’m a lover, not a fighter. I fell in love once. With a redhead from a band called Shag Rock. The relationship was going swingingly until I started talking to him. It may have had something to d...

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Where Indie Dreams Come True
6th August 2018

I feel like I’ve told every acquaintance since purchasing my ticket, so if you don’t already know, I will be in attendance of this year’s Splendour in the Grass. And I will be campin...

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Toxic: The Brittany Spears Kind
30th July 2018

You may have been affected by the recent banning of plastic bags in major supermarkets that commenced on the 1st of July. I may sound ignorant, but I assume that this was put in place so we look like ...

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Boys Will Be Boys
23rd July 2018

I wish I had the energy to be a feminist. It’s all I see these days. Empowered women who are absolutely working it for the sake of empowering fellow women. Some more tastefully than others I&rsq...

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Lady Is No Lady
16th July 2018

Taking the responsibility is not the same as wearing the blame. However, If nobody took responsibility for anything, nothing would ever get done. This correlates to many legal circumstances that we ex...

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The Breeze Between my Knees
18th June 2018

I went to Townsville Grammar School. I had a laptop and a phone and only one second hand text book. I had a calculator worth so much that I had to engrave my name on the back. I wore uniforms that wer...

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A Rose Between Two Thorns
14th June 2018

Our Townsville law firm, O’Shea and Dyer resides on level 1 of 225-229 Flinders Street East. It’s superbly close to so many of my favourite things; Summerie’s Thai Restaurant, The Pe...

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Feasibly Factual Findings
28th May 2018

I know that yoga has been a matter discussed in the blogs of Townsville law firm, O’Shea & Dyer, in blogs prior. Regardless, the subsequent information deserves to be shared for the sake of ...

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Hey Geroni-NO
21st May 2018

You probably remember that song ‘Hey Geronimo’ from way back. By that band with the chick who has blue hair. Yeah, they were great for all of five minutes. Whilst they slowly faded, my dre...

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Resilience is no Child of Perfection
14th May 2018

I was asked to write a blog on the subject of family law so that’s what I’m doing (clearly not taking the subtle approach today). I usually write about a personal experience, somehow link ...

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The Wild Life Photographer
14th May 2018

I like art. It’s my substitute for sport. Sometimes I forget to look for it. But it’s possible that you shouldn’t have to. Because good art will make you stop. Townsville lawyers, O&...

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Beyond the Duty of Care
30th April 2018

Townsville Lawyer, Ivan Baxter records his voice on a Dictaphone.  He’s that terrible at typing. And then Shelleigh will type up that recording for the sake of having physical documentation...

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A Pickle of a Tickle
26th April 2018

I sit next to Bridget and Shelleigh sits next to me. Shelleigh’s son Jasper went fishing the other week and Shelleigh thought it sweet to share with us the photos from the venture. Jasper eviden...

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A Fifth Leg to the Face
16th April 2018

I’d be lying to say that my life has been abrupt with close calls. I’m not one to walk on the wild side. The closest I’ve come to death was last year. Convinced by a boy, I somehow e...

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Hot Toppik
9th April 2018

These days a buzz cut is a political statement. It says, ‘I don’t conform to your standards. I care about my appearance so little that I am willing to look like an egg and somehow still ro...

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Fathering Adventures
26th March 2018

Darren Lewis and Melissa Lewis, founders of Fathering Adventures are going straight to heaven. But first I digress. My Fathering Adventure taught me many things. One of these being how to make an ankl...

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Tonya Hard-Knock-Life
12th March 2018

Look, I have a few problems with Townsville, the leading of which happens to involve Event Cinemas. I like Event, I do. However, whoever decided to drop this cinema in two locations was out to get me....

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A Burger Called The Barefoot Investor
5th March 2018

If you search O’Shea and Dyer lawyers Townsville , right up there, next to no win no fee lawyers Townsville, is our longstanding, ‘new client giveaway’. We reckon Scott Pape (The Bar...

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Audrey is Not a Dog Name
26th February 2018

I sit next to a pin board with lots of important things attached to it. There is a piece of paper entitled ‘North Queensland Injury Litigation Medico Legal Forum’. Sometimes I just nod an...

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Tip Top was Never the One
18th December 2017

Mum made me vegemite sandwiches on Helga’s wholemeal bread all through primary school. They were edible for a while, but eating healthily has never been my strong suit. I just wanted some bleach...

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The Significance of Accuracy
4th December 2017

Situated in the heart of Townsville City for many years now, Townsville lawyers O’Shea & Dyer, have seen many neighbours come and go. For example, the storefront below us may now be a Subway...

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The Most Classic of Legal Stitch Ups
20th November 2017

With a title that reflects our aptitude to be cool, hip, and down with the kids we must further our youthful relatability with a stint of rebellion…   ‘No Win, No Fee’   A shout out to those with a possible accident claim in Townsville. Or a work injury cl...

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The Brain Behind the Land of Rain
6th November 2017

Sometimes I run out of things to do. And when that happens, I end up on Buzz Feed. In recent travels, I have come across a segment on how weird England is. And despite my utter love for redheads with ...

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Put on the Red Light, Roxanne
23rd October 2017

Immersed in my first semester of University I received a quote of counsel from a dear aunty of mine, dear Aunt Roxy.  “Any grade above a four could’ve been another night out.” s...

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Rice was Nice
25th September 2017

Once upon the days of piggy tales, the family decided that a trip to Japan would be a pleasant indulgence. Whilst unfazed by the fact that I went up my first ski lift without a safety bar, a trivial ...

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Rockabye Sweet baby James
11th September 2017

‘Girl in pink’ has wafted back to the big smoke for a while. Feeling sad and nostalgic, I’ve picked up a card she wrote to her Pa on his birthday last year. Hey Pa, I’m glad yo...

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Be Cautious with the Bellybutton
28th August 2017

When I was an undeveloped young geezer, I knew all the secrets of the world. I knew that Santa often used the same wrapping paper as Mum and Dad because he was simply economical. I knew that the Eas...

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Bad Devon is Just Devon
17th August 2017

The other day Joanne Roebuck and I; mother and daughter; office manager and blog writer, were spilling over a dictionary of 21st century sayings. All was fine and dandy until we came across ‘bad...

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Back it up like Vinyl.
10th August 2017

Peace, be with the driver who actually knew the lay of the land. Kindness, bless the driver who couldn’t charge me an eight dollar cancellation fee. Joy, don’t you rejoice for the driver...

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Prouder than Christmas Pudding
26th June 2017

Meet the boys. I don’t say that flippantly. You have to be pretty vital to be considered one of the boys Now, we’ve already spoken about these wonderful people from the Food Relief NQ, but...

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The Echo of a Past Life
19th June 2017

If you haven’t already read, this is Townville lawyer, Edward Mark. We call him Eddie. And Eddie is so fabulous he deserves two introductions. Admitted in May of 2016, the entire O’Shea an...

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Hard to Handle
15th June 2017

Even when divorce or separation is a relief, it can still feel like your heart and soul are literally ripped in two pieces. The putting it all back together again requires a reforming of your identity that takes great courage. Coping with personal emotions and working out new ways to manage money, a...

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A Bridge Over Troubled Water
13th June 2017

Blind man’s bluff (yeah – this was pre-internet!) was not always a favourite childhood game of mine.  I laughed with friends as they mischievously guided me to trees, school bags or s...

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Family Fighting Over It
12th June 2017

If you’ve waited long enough into the inevitable awkward silence of our first conversation, you’ll find that I will probably divert to a go-to topic of mine; music. I’ll tell you ab...

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Simon and Garfunkel
5th June 2017

Meet Townsville lawyers, Ivan Baxter and Edward Mark. These guys are the heart of O’Shea & Dyer Solicitors. They are committed to providing quality legal services for the people of Townsvill...

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Selling Ice to Eskimos
29th May 2017

Ivan Baxter, head of the team at local lawyers, O’Shea & Dyer Solicitors Townsville, also my Padre, is categorically good at making things that aren’t that great look good, and things ...

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No Feet, No Win. No Win, No Fee.
22nd May 2017

We accept all here at Townsville lawyers, O’Shea and Dyer; even people with foot fetishes. If you’re anything like me you’re probably recoiling at the simple thought of being attract...

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A Plea to Protect Shut Eye
15th May 2017

If you ever have the pleasure of meeting these three Townsville chickas, count yourself lucky that you didn’t have to babysit the one found so confidently in the centre As delightfully cheeky as...

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The Billboard We Never Had
8th May 2017

Despite our Townsville presence of over 30 years, we have never truly embraced the potential of advertising. It’s just not our style and quite frankly, we would rather spend the moolah elsewhere...

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Heard it through the Grape Vine
1st May 2017

Hands in the air if you’ve ever stolen a grape from Woolworths. You know what I mean; just to see whether the taste is worthy of your trolley. We, the Townsville lawyers at O’Shea & D...

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Knick Knack Paddy Whack
17th April 2017

We are usually extremely sensitive with confidentiality. However, with carefully considered permission from the source himself, we have been able to provide you with an exclusive synopsis from a case ...

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The Hairy Temple
10th April 2017

You may know Ivan Baxter as nothing more than your Local Townsville Lawyer. However, under suit and tie, disguised from Two Chairs short-back-and-sides to the feet of Funky Sock Friday resides a templ...

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A Shameful Tin of Baby Corn
3rd April 2017

As mammoth fans of assisting our North Queensland community and as people who wholeheartedly fathom the true beauty of food (hopefully you find that relatable) the O’Shea and Dyer team have made...

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A Far Grander Inauguration
27th March 2017

Personally, I’ve never quite been a fan of the sausage. In fact, I made a pact with myself all through high school that I would never be the kid who would whip out the cold, wrinkly sausage wrap...

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A Love as Strong as the First
20th March 2017

A warning to all: Upon registering for Spotify you will be offered a 3 month free trial of the premium version and you will inevitably accept this offer because who is going to turn down a free trial?...

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To Turn a Cube Into a Square
13th March 2017

Shelleigh, our resident movie buff often delves into the children’s movie spectrum to get in touch with the youth of today; that being her gorgeous son. Not long ago Inside Out was released; a m...

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A Margarita Pizza for the Ages
13th February 2017

Despite his tendency to burn out the infinite supply of Dad jokes, and permanent exertion of the coffee budget, my Dad, Ivan Baxter is truly something special. Sappy as a mango and abundant in the ch...

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The Banana Lacking Debris
31st January 2017

Here’s to our little Bridget. Not a day over 21. In front of her sits a fine looking cake made by the lovely bakers on Kings Road. But behind where that fine looking cake sits, sprints a man wh...

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Welcome to the Second Storey Zoo
9th January 2017

As a little girl the law side of things didn’t really mean much to me. It simply didn’t quite strike the interest of a fresh faced cherub. Frankly, it was boring. However, there was nothi...

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