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Day before Grand Final public holiday 2017

By | September 28th, 2017|holidays|

It is a public holiday in Melbourne tomorrow. We have a whole day off a year for the fact that they are playing the Grand Final in AFL this weekend, hehe. The extent of my knowledge of this year's Grand Final is the fact that Maximilien's team - Geelong Cats, lost last week to the [...]

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the sweet smell of birthday flowers

By | September 2nd, 2017|holidays, journal, parks and gardens|

I just got the most incredible bunch of flowers for my birthday. They smell so sweet, of Australian wattle. They also have tulips, orange roses and some magnolia. They have added a certain happiness to my day. I am feeling excited about being alive and in the world. It is nice to step out for [...]

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Gang of Youths – beautiful, rich, warm sounds

By | July 13th, 2017|holidays, music|

Do you like Gang of Youths? I was lucky enough to find them when I was living on the coast. Triple J would play Magnolia, and it was just the right combination of grit and excitement and bittersweet. I remember waking up at dawn one August morning in 2015, when I was to drive to [...]

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Melbourne on holiday – Melbourne as home

By | June 4th, 2017|art, bars and restaurants, holidays, parks and gardens, weather|

I am just remembering one of the first times I came to Melbourne on a holiday from the coast. It was so exciting. There is something about the way that a city resonates when it is unfamiliar and you are there on a holiday. Melbourne doesn't have the same 'buzz' as it did when I [...]

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wholesome, glassware reflections and tea

By | May 14th, 2017|bars and restaurants, cinema, holidays, interesting people|

I could drink fine quality loose leaf chai tea all evening, and I think that I will :-) We thought these reflections on the glassware at Brunetti's were amazing. I captured it, drinking Pinot Grigio after a French film. Is there anything so rewarding as photography? It is so fun. Can I tell you a [...]

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lovely, physical, real world

By | May 7th, 2017|art, holidays, technology, theatre|

The humble art of housework. It is the most amazing antidote to the web, to the world of business and commerce and being constantly switched 'on'. There is something so satisfying about getting into the physical world and doing something visceral, something physical. I guess exercise is a similar antidote. Or cooking. It takes the [...]

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study weekend – annoying

By | April 17th, 2017|holidays|

It will be worth spending pretty much all of the Easter holidays studying (so annoying), if I get to a point where I feel like it is mostly done. It has been no fun with hormones and nicotine withdrawal as moderators. I am getting better at not procrastinating though. And so far I haven’t had [...]

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