Life and stuff: Time vs money vs happiness

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Money. Those numbers in your bank account, that clink in your purse. Tool or tyrant? Friend or foe? I can’t quite decide at the moment. I’ve changed my working life in order to be happier but as my bank balance dwindles, I am starting to question my decision. Was it really a good idea to […]

Life and stuff: Welcome to the new decade

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We are only four days into 2011 and I have already; a) visited someone who is gravely ill in hospital, b) spoken to a very dear friend whose mother passed away and, c) had my grandmother tell me in all seriousness that she’s ‘on the way out’. The reason I am sharing this information is […]

Life and stuff: Time is the ultimate luxury

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Around Christmas time, you see the words ‘indulge’, ‘spoil’, and ‘luxurious’ pop up a lot, usually as a way to make us spend more money. Why buy the $15 bubbly when you can buy French Champagne for $150? I think all this talk of ‘super-premium’ living is extremely misleading. Real luxury is a state of […]

Life and stuff: Things that are guaranteed to make people happy

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Some things make everyone happy. They are as follows: Lollies thrown out into a crowd Streamers, confetti and balloons falling from the ceiling Sparklers Fireworks Finding money on the street Getting something good delivered to your home, school or office Winning Running through a sprinkler in summer Towels straight out of the clothes dryer Here […]

Inspirey words

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Today’s post is dedicated to the dazzling brilliance of my very dearest, darlingest friend Lorraine Elliott aka NotQuiteNigella. She dared to dream big and, in addition to being Australia’s number one female blogger, she is about to publish her first book with Penguin Books. So without further ado, some inspirey Monday words for you, Dearest […]

Life and stuff: Fatty fatty boombalardy

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Three weeks of eating whatever I want has turned me into a bit of a fat ass. I just spent ten months losing five kgs. I drank vegetable juice, I ate protein, I cross-trained; I suffered, dammit! To make matters worse, I have been reading a book called Between Mexico and Poland by Lily Brett […]

Life and stuff: Beauty has always been bonkers

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Welcome to my new articulately titled ‘Life and Stuff’ section where I will discuss life … And stuff … I hope you like it! Humans have developed a strange relationship with their bodies. This is not a new thing by any means. Mayan nobility strapped boards to their babies heads so that the fontanelles fused […]