10 Signs You’re That “One In Every Family”

You’ve heard the saying, there’s one in every family. The one family member a little NQR or “left of centre” you avoid as much as possible. What if that “one” is actually you and you haven’t noticed? How awkward. It couldn’t be true, could it? You’re lovable, right? RIGHT?! *crickets* Hate to be the bubble burster of the day but here are 10 signs you might not want to nod along with #sorrynotsorry : Continue reading

10 Signs You Have a Stationery Addiction

 

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I’m of the opinion you can never have too many items of stationery. Frankly the idea of living in a stationery store sounds awesome. Minus the random people browsing. And the employees judging you for spending an hour deciding which diary cover to go with. I’m picturing a giant ladder made out of thousands of paper clips, and a binder slide. Oh and one wall painted with chalkboard paint and another entirely made out of whiteboard… what? Oh, right, the post. Here are 10 signs you might have a teensy tiny stationery addiction. Not me though. I’ve totally got it under control. Obviously. Continue reading

10 Signs Office Work Is Not Your Calling

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It’s a nice dream isn’t it? To one day find your calling and do what you love. Sadly, reality doesn’t always mirror what’s in your head. Bills need paying and you keep getting rejected for your dream job in favour of someone with more experience or a higher list of qualifications. So you get desperate and grab the first office job you can. You tell yourself it’s temporary but then BAM! the years have whizzed by and you can barely remember your first day.

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Healesville Sanctuary

Located a just over an hour from Melbourne, Healesville Sanctuary is a nice little day out for lovers of zoos, wildlife, art and education.

It’s also one of those places I know I have been to at some stage in my childhood but cannot recall when, why or who took me. So, I decided it was time to go back and check it out. Because new memories and experiences are what 2017 is all about… well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. Continue reading

Coolart Wetlands and Homestead

Recently I went to the Coolart Wetlands and Homestead for a BBQ with my extended family. This year it was decided the family would get together the Sunday before Christmas and celebrate somewhere other than at my Aunty’s house. Which is fair enough as Christmas day can get hectic with a lot of things going on. I had never been to the homestead or the wetlands before so I had no preconceived idea of what to expect other than a quick Google search for directions. It’s located along the Mornington Peninsula in Somers, Victoria and is a fairly straightforward run if travelling by car. And, as someone who is geographically challenged at the best of times and known for arguing with her GPS, this is saying something: If I can drive there easily enough you can too.

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Looking Ahead: 2017

It’s almost that time of year again. But I would like to point out, I am not talking about *whispers in exaggerated tones* New Years Resolutions! No. For me this is more of a birthday resolution or promise to myself. I am now one year older and a teeny tiny bit wiser to who I am and what I want in life and I have come to the conclusion that, despite going overseas a few times, I will never catch the travel bug. And that’s fine. Travel is not for everyone and certainly not for me. I can accept that. Happiness comes in many forms. It’s up to us to follow it our way.

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25 Clichéd  Sayings I Grew Up With

Unless you lead a TV and media free life with little to no human interaction EVER there’s no escaping clichés. They’re everywhere. Often the sayings are  so common in your family’s vocabulary you don’t realise they are clichés… or that you’ve inherited them and carried them on to your own children.

With that in mind, I’ve decided to share  25  clichéd sayings from my childhood that I’ve never fully been able to forget. Feel free to nod along with me if any relate to you or your upbringing:

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