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Dee Broughton

Teacher, freelance writer, television addict

Dee Broughton is a Melbourne-based teacher, freelance writer and television addict.
I Had My DNA Tested. The Rest Is

I Had My DNA Tested. The Rest Is History

On Mother's Day this year, while many mothers were receiving their gifts of bath salts and aromatherapy soaps bought from school Mother's Day Stalls across the country, I was receiving my gift: an AncestryDNA test kit.
06/07/2016 8:45 PM AEST
When Coincidences Are Meant To

When Coincidences Are Meant To Be

Even the smallest of coincidences excite me. My favourite coincidence, though, happened 22 years ago, when I had just started dating my now-husband.
15/02/2016 1:58 PM AEDT
My Thumbs Down To

My Thumbs Down To Facebook

Apart from not being very good at self-regulation and being tired of disappearing into the Facebook time-vacuum, deactivating was my feeble attempt at being cool and different. I'm not cool, or different, but I do like saying "I don't have Facebook" and leaving the person who asked wondering why.
28/01/2016 5:45 AM AEDT
Some Like It

Some Like It Hot

Remarkably, in this 40-degree-plus heat, we are rarely uncomfortable. We can sit in the relative cool of our air conditioned car, and our air conditioned house, in our air conditioned life.
17/01/2016 6:48 AM AEDT
I Just Can't Get Her Out Of My

I Just Can't Get Her Out Of My Head

Kylie Minogue is relentless. She just goes on. She is like the Terminator of the entertainment industry. Just when you think she's done for, she comes rising out that molten metal swinging on a chain, ready to keep going.
29/12/2015 12:29 PM AEDT