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Aria for lunch

I mentioned in my post on Friday that I half achieved my plans to go Aria restaurant here in Sydney.  I thought I’d share some photos of our lunch during Good Food Month. The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper hosts Good Food month, and part of the initiative sees high end restaurants offer a lunch time …
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Goals update or not!

So every month I like to check in with my progress on my new year’s goals.  But interestingly, I’ve added some goals along the way throughout the year, and they haven’t been added to my monthly review (see the last one here).  I latched onto doing this little side project of 12 things I want …
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Goals Update – September

To be honest, usually I spend the month editting and drafting my monthly goal update post.  Not this month! So, there’ll be no list of my meals.  And everything feels a bit sketchy! For new readers, every month, I like to check in with the ‘New years goals‘ I set.  It’s a regular reminder of …
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Running – 12 in 2 list progress

In February this year, I set 12 goals I wanted to achieve in two years, called 12 in 2.  Number 11 was to run a half marathon, which is 21kms.  Naturally, as a non runner, this is a huge stretch of a goal but something I put on the list to as the ultimate challenge. …
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Goals Update – August

Every month, I like to check in with the ‘New years goals‘ I set.  I’m getting a little rusty on updating some of my reporting (like meals and volunteering), but if nothing else, it’s a regular reminder of what I’d like to be doing! Financial Save $20k $26k cash by 22 Dec (for when I get …
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Melbourne in photos

Last Wednesday afternoon, I headed to Melbourne for three nights to complete some training. The course will help make up 150 hours on my continuing professional development to help me become a certified engineer.  This is one of my annual goals – getting my certification! Naturally, I can’t enter a hotel room now without taking …
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Goals Update – July

Every month, I like to check in with the ‘New years goals‘ I set. Financial $20k $26k target by 22 Dec: ah, maybe this will need to be adjusted again with the move.  I’ll leave it for now, and see how things settke June: $17,938.69 July: $18,035.56 (+$96.87 thanks to moving costs :() 12 in 2 Adventures: …
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July Challenge: No eating out

Although it’s not the true end of the month, I thought I would check in with my experience of my self imposed challenge not to eat out for a month! 1. I was innovative, with packing everything for a two day road trip. So I know I can be ‘frugal’ and skip eating out. (I …
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Weekend away without eating out

I did have a super exciting post on retirement savings written. (Australian retirement savings are called ‘super’, so that’s a play on words). So not really ‘super exciting’.  But then, I just spent the weekend in Orange, NSW about 3.5 hours from Sydney.  Given that I challenged myself to no eating ‘out’ for the month, …
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Goals Update – June

Financial $20k $26k target by 22 Dec: On target to reach it by 21/11! May: $16,413.13 Jun: $17,938.69 (+$1525.56) 12 in 2 adventures fund May: $574.32 June: $898.81 Generosity target Slower month this month, but annualised, I think I’m still doing fine.  Maybe I’ll report on my hours volunteering? Health Cook at home twice a week: Easily met, …
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