Cabin fever

I’ll admit, there’s been some cabin fever. I have learnt that I need an outing a day, and ideally something either social or mentally engaging. Monday week ago I settled for a few errands but then felt under house arrest. To alleviate that, this is what I did the other days: Went to the Art …
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Creature of habits and routines

It’ll come as no surprise to those who know me that I’m a conscientious person. And with that, comes routines and habits. And even in a period of unemployment and wide open spaces of unscheduled time, I’ve still come to a routine. I now wake much (an hour!) later – at 6:40am. This gives me …
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Updates

OK, first, WordPress backend looks oh so different. Let’s see how I go? For my readers who I comment on your blogs, you might know that I’m currently not working. My government contract was cut short. It was due to run til mid April but due to budgetary issues, and a looming March election, they …
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Jetsetting – again

Once again, I find myself travelling.  This time, to Germany, for a fabulous christening and then a side trip to Copenhagen – cause when in Europe, you may as well see the next place on your bucket list! It was a very short turn around between being asked to be a Godmother, and the actual …
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Podcast overload

I recall when I used to feel overwhelmed by the quantity of blogs I had to read and comment on.  Some how, with some natural attrition, I have overcome the overwhelm.  Now, my issue is podcasts! Figuring that some people may be seeking some podcast recommendations, I thought I’d list them. By ABC (Australian Broadcasting …
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Plastic Free June

So, it’s meant to be Plastic Free July, but I was a eager beaver? Or figured it might help others to start analysing before it’s too late for you readers to get on board. On Friday 1 June, I started collecting all my waste that wasn’t destined for the worm farm or recycling.  I didn’t …
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2018 Goals

Back in 2017, I still used my blog as a place to ‘put’ thoughts.  Not always to publish! And look what I found, a list of things for 2018.  What’s great is that I have updated on a few! Plan a weekend in Canberra for Floriade A week or two ago, I picked a weekend …
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Overwhelmed by work

Another archived draft that was never published, in late 2017.  Based on my career change lately, I feel it’s topical to share this now. I’ve blogged in fits and spurts for a number of years, and it all started due to having a lot of idle time at work.  Whilst I’ve remained with the same …
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Getting into the manager groove (in 2016!)

From the archives; drafted but never published. The guys did their training in April 2016, so I expect this is from early 2016! Some will remember the first time I stepped into a management role in February 2014.  I was really struggling with the influx of communication and how the heck to get people to do …
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Highlights of early 2018

Easter 2018 was a family reunion.  My parents returned for two weeks from their year in Tonga.  My youngest brother came from the UK with his wonderful GF.  SO we did some fun things: Outside of Easter, I got up to some fun with my gfs from water polo. Someone suggested my first ever girls …
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