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Humming Puppy Yoga

So a very dear friend and blog reader gave me a great birthday gift – she named it an Advent calendar and the concept is to do different ‘bucket list experiences’ each month together.  We started with my birthday dinner at Momofuku, and then things slowed down!  Of course, I have things I want to …
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Laptop loathing

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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Thai massage

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

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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Super Tuesday & the US elections

I’ve never cared much for the US political system, though lately I have been reading The Economist more, and found myself in the US at a critical (probably one of many) time in the race to the presidency.  I bought an Economist magazine prior to leaving Australia which meant I was ‘up to date’ once …
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Mental health first aid

The past two days, I’ve been on the NSW Central Coast learning how to do first aid – for mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, pychosis and substance abuse, including touching on suicide. The trainer said we’re a pretty cutting edge to be training in this, so that always feels nice. I learnt SO much, …
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Binge watching

So I thought I’d share my recent binge watching habits, should anyone be in need of some couch time.  I know the Northern Hemisphere might have horrid weather to stay indoors from, but in Australia, the Christmas holidays often result in long holidays for students and teachers, with only cricket on the TV (which is …
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Blog friends – things for you

The more I read blogs and respond with my readers, the more I find things for these people.  The quirkier the better.  So those readers with fantastic fashion sense miss out. I’m reading Emergency Sex now – it’s heavy, three friend moving from Cambodia to Somalia, to Rwanda and Haiti.  It’s intense from a doctor, …
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Friendship

One of the topics to write about that’s been swirling around my head this week is friendship. Just this past Friday, I called some of you my ‘blog friends’.  Which is true.  Friends that I do feel a level of guilt I have let my commitment to communicating with lapse.  But it’s not just you …
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