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?

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  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'
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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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