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exercise and staying motivated

Exercise and staying motivated

Back in July I wrote about venturing into the scary world of boot camps. After years of turning up to the gym, sometimes to gossip or because bacon was waiting afterwards, I made the decision to end my membership. Eleven weeks later and it’s taken roughly 4-6 training sessions per week to lose around eight… 

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haters gonna hate hate hate

Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate

I came across an interesting read on Taylor Swift last week. Called Country Music’s Taylor Swift problem, the comment piece talked about Swift’s latest ear worm Shake it Off and the reaction from country music radio stations and the Country Music Association (CMA). It raised the question whether they can afford to ignore her while… 

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Can We Talk About Your Favourite Cup?

Do you have a favourite cup? I have a porcelain cup that I’m very fond of. I like to have my morning coffee in it for a number of reasons: it supports a decent amount of coffee, it’s comfortable to hold and I take pleasure drinking from its slightly tapered edge. I am not a… 

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on the gold coast

3 Unexpected Things that Happened on the Gold Coast

Before I go into the weird and wonderful things that happened to me on the Gold Coast, a little housekeeping. Firstly, congrats to Natasha for winning the Sunbeam Electric Heated Blanket. Believe me when I say she deserves it. Secondly, for those who subscribe to the blog, I’ll be sending out a weekly wrap up… 

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brightening face peel

Brightening Face Peel review

I’ve never been one for face peels, particularly before an event. Remember the veil Samantha from Sex & The City wore to Carrie’s book launch? “I just wanted to look a little fresh” “You look like beef carpaccio!” Needless to say, I now find myself staring down the barrel of a Botox gun and as… 

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flying alone for the first time

Flying Alone for the First Time

I was so excited heading to the Gold Coast this week but it struck me on the way to the airport that I had no business being there. None. Zip. Zilch. That’s probably surprising given I just wrote about how pumped I was to have a three day leave pass (and I thank everyone for… 

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leave pass


Later this week I have the exceptional fortune of a three day leave pass. Flying interstate for a conference that involves learning all about blogging and social media while being well out of the “return home phone call” danger zone is both thrilling and disconcerting at the same time. It’s almost too difficult to describe… 

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