JOURNAL: thanks jan

What a whirlwind of a month January was for us here in Aus.  From wild bushfires burning through so much of our bushland, killing our native animals and plants, families losing their loved ones, homes and possessions and, for the luckier ones of us, week on week of breathing the smoke through the air – my city suffering the lowest air quality in the entire world numerous days in a row.

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WELLNESS: why i’ve given up coffee

Coffee.  The beverage that makes the world go ’round.  Pre-January 1 2020, coffee was my reason for getting out of bed.  The ritual of making it, smelling it and sipping it while I got ready for the day was everything. Continue reading

BACK TO SCHOOL: a new series

I started this blog to document my life, to share what’s working for me and what isn’t in a bid to (hopefully) inspire you in your life.  So as life is transitioning to a new stage again this year (my baby girl is starting preschool) – I thought I’d start documenting us finding our way with this new reality.

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JOURNAL: new year, old me…and i’m proud of it

I saw a picture on Instagram the other day that said that we can stop saying ‘Happy New Year’ now.  Whilst that is probably true – we’re nearly through with January 2020 already – I just wanted to hop on here and say Happy New Year to you all.  Thank you for sticking with me through 2019 and following me into 2020.  A special thank you to all who have actually opted to be part of the Where I Am crew and get my little blog’s emails directly in their inbox.

I’m also so happy that we’re moving away from the New Year, New Me mentality.  Let’s make 2020 the New Year, Old Me (just a more kickass version because…onwards and upwards).

CHRISTMAS 2019: a few gift ideas

I bloody love Christmas.  Our tree has been up for nearly two weeks and I’m constantly on the lookout for presents my loved ones will appreciate.  However, a few minutes on social media will show you that the days where Christmas is about mindless consumption and present giving for the sake of it are numbered.  Not only is it painful for the wallet, the pulling of fake smiles and empty thank-yous is nauseating and the impact of the waste on the planet in sickening.  Continue reading

HOME LIFE: dining room

Last time I posted about my home was an embarrassing 1 year and 8 months ago (you can view that here).  I’ve been tackling my house one room at a time which evidently, is an incredibly slow way of doing things.  But that’s ok – if we can still function in any given room, we’re happy.

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