Book Review: Grotesque

Tuesday has become (book) review day, it seems.  Although, if I slow down with the reading, or don’t complete a book in time, it may soon become a movie review post too – so I hope you’re happy to come along for the ride!  Oh, and I feel the need to preface this book review …
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12 in 2 list – a time and money plan!

I’ve decided if I’m every going to get this list done, I need a plan – to save the money, but also to DO the things I’ve listed.  Two on going task (bible reading and half marathon running) are both currently in practice.  As for the other 10, I’ll list them in chronological order.  Sadly …
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Goals Updates – March

To see the start of this series, click here, and then there’s Jan Update and Feb Update.  My weeks are based on Monday through to Sunday.  But where a week ends mid week, I do funny things as you’ll see below! Financial $20k target by 22 Dec – on target with planned contribution of $165 per week. …
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Love for the loft home

This is adapted from a comment I made a long while ago on An Exacting Life’s blog. Yes to the following traits: To be renovated from industrial or commercial space – TICK was once a technical school, and there’s all sorts of weird ceiling levels cause of it To give the illusion it’s funky and real, and hasn’t always …
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Long weekend’s to do list

Yay for Easter.  Un-yay for my parents and BF both being out of town.  Alas, the devil makes work for idle hands, and that’s the last thing we want on an Easter weekend.  So I’m forward planning some activities (and, to beef things up, I have listed all the other things I’d like to get …
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Book Review: Kitchen

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto was recommended by my blogger friend Dar, after I read another Japanese book recently: The Wind Up Bird Chronicle The book is written with two stories – the longer ‘Kitchen’ and then ‘Moonlight shadow’.  The stories are similar in themes and feeling, but don’t share characters.  The themes of death and grieving …
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6 reasons I shaved my head

Many years ago, I was watching Oprah in my school holidays (stay with me here people…) and she interviewed some ladies who shaved their heads.  I was inspired.  It helped that these women were really positive about what they’d done – even if the audience seemed a little shocked.  Then and there, I made a silent pledge …
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Progress report: Run a half marathon

In my 12 in 2 list, I have some pretty ambitious goals – like running a half marathon.  Thankfully the idea of 12 in 2 is to achieve 12 different goals in two years, so the half marathon isn’t something that’s likely to happen soon, but I have to start somewhere, right? (I have an …
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Zero Waste update

The things that are making it into my bin 🙁 I welcome suggestions from readers (as well as offering my own, to date) on how I can keep the bin waste down! (I’ve decided to go without images – there’s no need, you all have imaginations I hope!) In the trash, there’s been old underwear: …
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Laundry routines

Coincidentally, in a 24 hour period I read about washing habits of two different bloggers – The Manly Housekeeper and An Exacting Life.  I was shocked that the Manly Housekeeper can do 6 loads of washing in a day – that’s more clothes than I’d own I think!  I also realised he’s not from the …
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