The November edition

What I’m currently stanning… What… I’m reading… BOOK “Bali Daze” by Cat Wheeler.  Hilarious and honest real-life stories from Canadian Cat Wheeler about her life as a long-term resident of Ubud. “So here I am living happily ever after with my dogs and parrots, a few metres from the jungle and about a centimetre fromContinue reading “The November edition”

Book Friends

Shhhhh it’s a LIBRARY. I’ve rediscovered the joys of the library; DVDs, magazines, comfy couches, the heater cranked up and of course…many book friends. Here’s 2; The Joyful Frugalista by Serina Bird Grow your cash, be savvy with your money and live abundantly. “A frugalista is someone who lives the good life, the fashionable life,Continue reading “Book Friends”

What I’m….

I was inspired by the shiny bit of the Sunday paper where the columnists list the things they’re currently interested in. Here are some of mine. What… I’m listening to… Podcast: WILOSOPHY with Wil Anderson. A long form funny interview chat. His talks with Andy Lee (Episode 103) and Clementine Ford (Episode 107) are especiallyContinue reading “What I’m….”

If you build it…

“If you build it, he will come”.   This was what Kevin Costner heard a voice say as he wandered through the corn fields in the movie “Field of Dreams”. It inspired him to overcome obstacles and build a baseball diamond in his field which attracts Shoeless Joe Jackson and other dead baseball players emerge fromContinue reading “If you build it…”

Change it up

Change is natural, change is good, not everybody does it. But everybody should. I’ve become a stickler for routines and consistency. The same lunch and route to work. Roast vegetables and Bell Street. When I was younger, I’d make changes lightly. Like moving to Melbourne from Sydney just cos my friend was. Shedding houses andContinue reading “Change it up”

Courage over comfort

“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.” Brené Brown I’m a bitContinue reading “Courage over comfort”

Quarterly Review

Yikes! A quarter of the year done and dusted. Well that’s flown. Here’s what I’ve been trying…and God loves a trier after all. Simplification: I find too much physical and mental clutter stress-inducing and irritating and so I’ve been trying to simplify wherever possible. I re-Kondo’d my house in Jan so have been mindful ofContinue reading “Quarterly Review”

Snap out of your funk

When I’m in a bad mood, everything is blah and everyone is annoying and I’m uninspired to do anything. Why is there no food in this house?! Whose bright idea was it to start studying again? Where is Ryan Gosling at? Are Pyjamas acceptable street wear? Black and White thinking rears its head; everything seemsContinue reading “Snap out of your funk”

Beach Vibrations

Did I mention I spent time at the beach over the holidays? I loved it and not just because I could gloat on Instagram about it. I felt chilled out vibes, a sense of peace and community, a connection to nature and a bracing daily ocean plunge. Previously I thought of myself as more ofContinue reading “Beach Vibrations”

Second Round-up Frugal Friday Five

I’ve been inspired by the FIRE Movement to save more money so I’ve been sharing some money saving tips each week with a Frugal Friday Five. Here’s the monthly round-up of them!