There are some very socially acceptable cool things that make me very happy. High quality cocktails in great bars with friends (and let’s face it crappy cocktails in crappy bars with the same friends are also good). Going to see gigs, open air festivals, trying new restaurants, and shopping for amazing stuff. But then there… Continue reading What makes guilty pleasures guilty?
I think I’m becoming a bit of a master of this. If you choose to live on the other side of the world from your most important people, you need to get good at it. The quickest route from Aus to the UK is still about 24 hours! I’ve now done this return flight 4… Continue reading Flying economically.
One minute you’re enjoying your daily afternoon twix and coffee. Next minute it’s a green tea and a protein bar. How does this happen? At what point did I turn the corner from unfit 38 yr old, to 40 yr old gym addict? I’m still not totally sure. I blame my Dad. He has a… Continue reading So fitness, who knew?
Visiting Home, back in the UK, is one of my most favourite things to do. When I first moved over to Aus I went home at least once a year. But this time I had pushed it to 18 months. You realise that as much as you want to see your family and friends more… Continue reading My trip home, really universe?!
Last week saw me sitting through a 5 hour business update whilst dressed as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (to be specific, original Kristy Swanson Movie Buffy, prom scene) with stake and all. I was sitting next to Holly Golightly and Kath Day-Night, while watching a lady dressed as Wonder Woman explain our international strategy?!This was… Continue reading Christmas Parties, why?
Do you ever get that feeling that you are an imposter. Just playing at being a grown up. I have a friend back home with a child who for the first few years of his life was sure a grown up would burst in at any moment, demand she give the baby back and stop… Continue reading Not everyone needs to know my opinion! Or do they?
There’s a mild panic. Nothing you can totally put your finger on but it’s there when you turn 40. Is it just wondering how that many years have passed? Is it work panic that you really should be running the company by now? Is it the clanging chimes of mortality? Eek. I hope not. Although I’ve… Continue reading You’re how old?
Now I’m pretty fit. Or so I thought. So when a friend suggested that a group of us should do the Kokoda Challenge I jumped straight in. The choice was between a 15 or 30km trek through the Dandenong ranges to raise money for the Kokoda Foundation. I thank all that’s important to me that… Continue reading The (Evil) Kokoda Challenge 2017
So how did I find myself living in Melbourne, pretty much as far away from home as anyone can get? I’m sometimes not sure. I wanted to come here for so long it almost became something that I had to do. It was like I couldn’t quite see my future past getting out here. Now… Continue reading Escaping, adventuring, hiding or expanding my horizons?
I love wearing white, and light bright colours generally. Now you wouldn’t really think this as I still exist under a shroud of black and dark colours. Grunge teen to Londoner to Melburnian. All things and places have a love of a darker hue of clothing. Now I need all these black tee’s (just tee’s,… Continue reading The Monochrome dilemma