More to me than a job

Since the 18th August, so almost a month, in the new role, I’ve been grappling with the added commute.  Today, the boss asked me how I felt about the roll etc. I am steadfastly unmoving in my rejection of a permanent role with a 2 hours commute per day. 10 hours a week! My close …
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It was a good week!

When I take the slow train, I'm treated to views like this!

I’m delighted to report – what an awesome week.  Well, there were less than awesome bits, but I’d rather reflect on the great! (thanks to Tiff at Raising Lemons) Today, two lines on a work graph intercepted.  In 12 days, we’ve done radical things and seen a rapid drop in a statistic we were getting …
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Getting stuff done!

I don't see (modern) Hogwarts, but my FB friends did

In contrast to my last post, I pleased to report how I’ve knotched things up a gear in my personal life! I went to SES on Tuesday despite horrible weather, thankfully we were indoors and playing with power tools.  My first time with a plane saw, grinder and nail gun.  FUN! Thursday night, I ventured …
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To do?


  I’m a zombie of late – wake, work, repeat.  I mean, there’s this time between 6-9pm or so, but unlike times gone by, I just want to do something mindless, like watch a TV show, or comment on blogs.  I don’t want to do things that I know I might find rewarding in the …
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Yay! Friday!

Twice in three weeks, I’ve had the chance to take Friday off (one was sick leave, today is my one day off a month, which I’ve wholeheartedly earnt with extra hours worked!) I plan to get the ‘pink slip’ for my scooter sorted, so that I can get it third party insured and registered.  It …
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The scurge of cheap stuff

Less than 6 months old, and close to non functional

In the last little while, there’s been a lot of advertising for Kmart and BigW (both the same sorts of stores, essentially lower priced department stores).  One of KMart’s slogans is ‘We make low prices irresistible’ – and on the surface, most people think that sounds great.  Who wouldn’t want to ‘get more for less’ …
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One week in

The park near Central station

Today marks a week in my new role with the longer commute, which I introduced in this post.  I thought I would touch base on how it’s all going. In the five day week, I worked 4 days from my new office in Hornsby, and one whole day at my previous office in Chatswood (due …
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Living together before marriage

Bahahah... an engineer says 'it's twice too big'

The second topic I’d like to broach in the thorny issues of religion is living together before marriage.  Almost all the friends I have do and have lived together prior to marriage.  That being said, I also have friends and acquaintances who strictly believe that couples should not live together before marriage, and this extends …
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Jewellry combinations

Colours and gold!

What woman says to their partner ‘I have more than enough jewellery’?. Me! And to prove it to myself, I took a series of photo to show me all the combinations. The process also helped me realise what I don’t use or wear, ever! Of course… I could with a ring or two more

*not a holiday post*

Map of life

So, just to take a break from all the holiday talk – though there is more I’d like to post, and I should also confess to purchasing more flights and accommodation for a trip to New Caledonia with the BF in the first week of November…  Interestingly, all good posts need photos, right – these …
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