Home from Home

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Life is a fairy tale, right?  Castles, rich men on horseback, free shoes, beautiful dresses and birds to do your cleaning.  Ok, maybe not so much but dreams really do come true and happy ever after is totally achievable. And as for romance, well Australia stole my heart. 

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Twenty20… Always Look Up

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I’m a massive fan of the new year, not so much the eve, in bed by my usual 9pm but just the thoughts and emotions of leaving one chapter behind and entering the next.  A mind full of plans and dreams and a list of to-dos, including to always look up. 

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Thoughts of old

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While I sit here tonight glass in hand in Tasmania, in a beautiful hotel overlooking the amazing city of Hobart, one of the world’s most southern cities on what is the last few hours of my thirties, I’m thinking thoughts of old. The age thing doesn’t bother me.  I do wonder where the years have […]

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From 40 with Love, and thanks

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When I was a teenager, I thought 40 was old, like really old!  It’s apparently the big one, but is it really?  I mean, what makes it big?  Is it because we’re maybe half-way through the game?  Because we’re supposed to be mature at this point with semi-grown up kids?  Is it now that life […]

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Through the lens

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We all see and interpret things differently, it’s all about perspective. The lens through which we view the world shapes how we interpret it, so it can alter our reality from the truth and limit our living.

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The Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

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Exercising has always been my thing.  Always trying to lose a few pounds to look good because of a girlie night out or summer holiday.  Now being older, I’m more interested in the state of the inside of my body than the visual outside, always wanting to learn more on the health benefits of Intermittent […]

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It’s all about me

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Other than the obvious variation of the weather from Oz to the UK and the carefree, laidback beach living lifestyle, there’s one thing that’s altered more than any amount of sun, sand or bikini time.  Me.

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Living this game we call Life

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Dear Life, I’d kinda hope by now I’m playing it right, that I know the rules of your game. There seems to be a lot of challenges and I’m not entirely sure I fully understand it yet; I couldn’t find the manual.

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Let’s talk about Life, Baby

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We all know life is precious, we’re reminded of it frequently when we hear sad news.  A child has left their parents, a young wife her husband and family, a sudden tragic accident, world event or god forbid terrorist attack has left hundreds without.   Life’s length isn’t guaranteed, tomorrow’s not promised, it can easily be […]

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Cause and Consequence

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As human beings, we’re faced with choices every day, multiple times a day and it’s how we choose that can define us as a person. We may choose wrong, we may make mistakes, we may be unhappy but we have to own it and we have to take responsibility for our choices, like I have […]

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Uncomfort Zone

Argh, it’s so hard!  Life is good, it’s great actually out here in Australia, but it’s so, so hard at the same time – how is that even possible?

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What’s Your Story? – Breast Cancer

This week we talk to my cousin, Rhian.  A busy working Wife and Mother, and now a breast cancer survivor.  Rhian’s story is tough, she went through hell with her treatment and it certainly wasn’t smooth sailing but she’s come out the other side healthy, full of positivity for life, determination to take on the […]

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Strength in silence

Loneliness is defined by the Collins English Dictionary as “the unhappiness that is felt by someone because they do not have any friends or do not have anyone to talk to”.  Whilst I do feel there’s a bit more to it than that, you can be lonely in a crowd of friends, this is something that shouldn’t be […]

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The Great Wide Somewhere

When we hear the words ‘The Great Wide Somewhere’, we all think travel right? Exploring, discovering new things, figuring out the world and I too am doing that, but I’m starting on the inside.

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Why wait?

Ok, so we’re alive.  I’m writing this, you’re reading it, we’re thinking, breathing, drinking hot chocolate, we’re very much alive, so why wait?

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Forever young

Funny how your life choices alter with age. When you’re young you want to be older, and when you’re older you want to be young. But age is the one thing we cannot stop happening, although where growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

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Are we there yet?

We all ask ourselves questions.   Am I a good parent?  Should I be doing more to help others?  Should I be reconnecting with family and friends I’ve lost touch with?  Should I be spending more time with the children? Am I enough?

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Tick tock

When we were young time didn’t really go fast.  Maybe because we didn’t have anywhere to be, no one was waiting on us and we didn’t clock watch and wonder how long we had left.  Nowadays, I think of it often.

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