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Weekend to do list

  Sorry, I seem to have lost my momentum of regular posts.  I think it packed up and left with motivation a few weeks ago.  Hopefully both with return with renewed vigour, but until then, I’ll stick to publishing a weekend’s to do list: Vacuum both bedrooms Clean toilet Fold and put away light load …
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Stand up paddle boarding in Sydney

One thing I’ve been meaning to try is stand up paddle boarding. After a few false starts due to bad weather, I finally dragged the BF to the latest ‘it’ activity!  Even I’m surprised that this didn’t end up on my (recently updated) Summer Bucket List. I have NOT been meaning to show myself in …
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Giving – time and/or money

I read a very interesting post this morning by Emily at Emerging Personal Finance called ‘I’m not going to rob you‘ (you can read my comment too).  It spoke to me as last night, I reflected on my voluntary commitments whilst at the State Emergency Service (SES – like FEMA). On Sunday night I’d felt …
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Sorry all…

I’ve been absent. Weekends seem to be devoted to reading MANY blogs on a comfy sofa, grocery shopping, church, and TV absorption (it really does feel rather brainless… I was watching the Australian mini series ‘The Slap’ about the perspectives of 6 people who were at a BBQ where an adult male slapped a 4 …
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Privilege, sacrifice and the legacy of family

Sometimes the coincidence of reading blog posts and discussing things with friends merge to create the perfect storm to contemplate the depths of life. Today, I hope to write a more thoughtful, philosophical post and given that’s not my normal modus operandi, it might come off confused, garbled or incoherent.  It will also be rather …
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10 things I learnt from boarding school

I spent seven years in an all girls boarding school, in Brisbane, Australia.  Sometimes, there’s nothing quite like remembering the quirks of communal living.  Given the vast majority of people have little to no exposure to boarding school, I hope this might be amusing! 1. You always take the plate second from the top in …
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Q&A Birthday

I’m going to answer a list of questions I made up for myself, and if you’re inclined, I’d love to know your answers in a post or the comments. (I’ve added some unrelated photos for your viewing pleasure though!) Most recent dream you can remember: being in France, and a ‘pop out’ toilet existing on …
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Pondering heartache

Let me first start by saying, this is a philosophical post.  Nothing bad has happened with the BF and I don’t plan for any heartache.  This is in response to blog post I recently read on A Summer of New.  (This blogger happens to be someone I went to school with, and I could probably …
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What? It’s Christmas Eve?

Tonight I fly across country from Sydney to Perth, to meet the BF’s family for the first time!  EKK! Will I get the house clean in time, and pack enough nice outfits for the possibly sweltering heat? (Although it’s now turned gloomy and cool here in Sydney, and I couldn’t be happier.  My morning walk …
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Fixing the funk on Friday

I try to keep my posts upbeat – or at the very least, striving to achieve goals and do better.  (and the titles alliterative) Sometimes I don’t feel upbeat at all. There’s a few things I do when I feel less than stellar: Work out how I can get more sleep.  What my mothers has …
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