Resin jewellery making course

Work in progress

Horribly, my parents home was robbed, and Mum lost most of her jewellery.  With every thunder cloud, there’s silver linings, and one of them was that I booked us both into a class to make resin jewellery, one rainy day. Yes, I’m sad about plastic cups.  You use those to divide up Part A and …
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Gliding (fixed wing…)

2016 Gliding 063

So like a plane, except, extra long wings so that you can cut the engine and glide.  The BF got this as a Christmas gift, so it made my 2016 Goals, and struck something off the bucket list. That’s my pilot tinkering   I was pretty darn excited: Here’s the inside: Let me show you …
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Laptop loathing

Hand crafted (mangled?) by myself

So… My laptop is in disrepair.  It seems to have evidence that it was built in 2008.  It’s a ‘hand me down’ from my mother’s work.  She doesn’t work there anymore either. I think I put up with it, and my greenie, eco warrior-ness means I don’t like to say or think that I want …
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Brexit & war on young people

Unrelated thoughts that I want to ‘rant’ on. I audibly gasped when my brother sent me a message, from the UK where he lives and works, that Brexit won. I know it’s reductionist, but I can’t thinking the xenophobic, immigration hating people.  And since it’s happened; I’ve seen other perspectives.  It may result in better …
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Why aren’t mega-corporations worried about their image

A litter pile I walk past weekly.

If I owned a business, however small, I would HATE to see my bags/covers/containers defaced. Wouldn’t it be horrible to spend all that time and money on designed a beautiful ‘container’, and making it (out of paper, or plastic or wood or whatever) for it to be muddied? Defaced? Defiled? Having to mark up prices …
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Diner en Blanc 2014

The sponsor...

Somehow, this post never got posted, but the pictures are no less lovely, so why not now? Last year (ie 2013), we went to Diner en Blanc held at the surprise location of Bondi Beach.  I posted about it here.  This year (cough 2014!), we went again, and here’s a photo summary.  This year it …
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Thai massage

A robe - it's the little (reusable, washable) things that make you feel special.  Slippers... were not taken home Lucinda ;)

I love massages.  I’ve spent upwards of $100 recently to work on the soreness in my shoulders 🙁  I have worked very hard to find a massage place that suits my preferences – relaxing, but effective.  A sense that they know what they are working on, and focus where it’s needed. I have come to …
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Random ramblings

A book I gotta read!

Saw this book in a local bookstore – it’s about a woman who worked in fly in fly out (FIFO) mines in Australia – and was the only female, and only Muslim with her ‘tea cosy’ (scarf) Creative!!  This is in the same street where I used to live.  It’s becoming hip and cool with …
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One year as a field manager

Sunsets over the depot

It’s been one year since I took a sharp and unexpected career turn, from acting as a manager of a handful of office based workers, to becoming a middle manager, with other managers reporting to me with line staff.  I wrote my ‘first thoughts‘ after the first week on the blog.   In a similar …
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Thoughts on the US

More lanes than an Aussie could imagine!

When I wrote this, it was our second last day in the US, we hired a car to tide us to our 10pm departure tomorrow.  It’s a pretty smart way to handle our luggage as we’ll have ‘checked out’ of our Airbnb.  The travel took us to Sauscilito, then south to Palo Alto and Moutain …
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