Fresh Eyes

I had some Sydney friends, Dave and Caz, in town over the holidays. In the same way that I was enamoured of NZ when I was there, they were taken with Melbourne. Seeing my home town fresh through their eyes reminded me of all the ways Melbourne is great and the beauty of the everyday.… Continue reading Fresh Eyes

The happiness decision

Abraham Lincoln was awesome. Exhibit A: The Gettysburg address. Exhibit B: Inspired the Wayne’s World quote: If she were a president she would be Babe-raham Lincoln. Exhibit C: This; ‘Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be’. I’ve been pondering this and seeing what difference deciding to be happy can make rather than just… Continue reading The happiness decision

De-caffeinated

I’m scared. Cold and frightened. You see, I’m attempting to cut down on coffee. Maybe eventually cutting it out (insert scream emoji here). Coffee has become my BFF (don’t take it away from me) but it’s also become apparent that we’re in a co-dependent relationship. I dream of coffee, I anticipate coffee, it’s always there… Continue reading De-caffeinated

The box

I’ve been collecting things for my box. Literal things, imaginary things and remembered things (I was busy thinking bout boys). Pictures of things I want (babes and beach houses) ripped from magazines, screen shot-ed or happy snapped and written down memories of things I see and would like (a couple laughing, a family travelling, a… Continue reading The box

Sweet as

Kia ora. I just had the best start to the year. A wee trip over the ditch to NZ for a wedding (Em and Jez) and a road trip around the North Island (with Liz). As well as the usual giggles to be had over their pronunciation of ‘six’ and ‘fish and chips’(fush and chups… Continue reading Sweet as

Booky Wooks

I love booky wooks. Especially self-helpy booky wooks with the promise of a brand spanking new me at the end of them. I have read a few goodies recently. For your reading pleasure dear reader I recommend… The 5 love languages: We all have our preferred ways of giving and receiving love. Author and counsellor… Continue reading Booky Wooks

Best of 2017

As the sun sets on 2017 and prepares to rise on 2018, come with me on a journey through time and space to see my favourites… I’m Bulletproof, nothing to lose: My previous fixation with wine has shifted to an obsession with coffee. I go to bed dreaming of my morning coffee (I’m not an… Continue reading Best of 2017

The year in review

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or so they sing. It’s that time when you look back on your year and think “Damn” or “Dammn girl” or “Damn it Daniel. Back at it again with the white vans”. I saw this thang on Instagram where all good inspirational quotes can be found and… Continue reading The year in review

Feeling Poorly

This week I’ve been sick. Sick as a dog. Feeling poorly as our British friends would say. Now this seems outrageous to me. I’ve been dedicated to my to-do list of eating well, sleep and exercise and still I’m in a snot-faced, cough-up-a-lung, sinus-balloon-head state. How can I deal with this when I often smugly… Continue reading Feeling Poorly

High on life!

I used to enjoy a glass (bottle) of wine on occasion (most days) but now I’m a reformed boozer and spruik soda water only. But how does one survive the party season where the days and nights are hot (or stormy) and every man and his dog are enjoying a beer and the champagne’s flowing… Continue reading High on life!