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    Taking Stock – June 2019

    Well blow me down it’s that time again!  I was contemplating what I would write about for this day when I remembered that I was due to do the next Taking Stock post!  Seems…

    June 27, 2019
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    Taking Stock – March 2019

    It’s that time again!  Taking Stock time!  I can’t believe it but it was December 2018 when I did my last one so this one will be the first for 2019.  I’ve been doing Taking…

    March 28, 2019
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    Seeking Gems of Zen – a guest post opportunity!

    I’m seeking your little gems of zen! We all have them – little tricks (activities, places we go, lifestyle choices) that help relax us; make us feel more peaceful; restore some balance to us…

    March 7, 2019
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    Hello 2019!

    Hello 2019 and Happy New Year!  Ta Da!  This is my first post for 2019!  I feel like I’ve just opened up a fresh new diary with lovely crisp, white pages.  Know that feeling? …

    January 10, 2019
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    Taking Stock – December 2018

    It’s that time again!  Time for my fourth and final ‘Taking Stock’ post for 2018!  The first was in March, the second in June, and the third was in September. 2018 hasn’t been an easy year…

    December 20, 2018
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    Rita H. Azar – Writer – Night of the Dragon

    Today I want to introduce you to my friend Rita.  Rita and I met online back in 2012 when we had both just started blogging.  Rita’s blog was called ‘The Crafty Expat’.  We met…

    November 8, 2018
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    2018 Bupa Blog Awards

    Well I did it.  I flew to Melbourne and went to the 2018 Bupa Blog Awards … as a finalist!  Me!  After 6 years of chipping away at this blogging caper, I will humbly…

    October 29, 2018
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    I have a confession to make

    I have a confession to make … Forgive me readers but it has been nearly 2 years since my last newsletter was written and sent out to subscribers.  This fact has been weighing heavily…

    October 11, 2018
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    Taking Stock – September 2018

    It’s time for my 3rd quarterly ‘Taking Stock’ post for 2018!  My first for the year was in March, the second in June.  A final Taking Stock post will be done in December. So,…

    September 27, 2018
  • Bupa Blog Award 2018 Finalist!

    BUPA Nominations I’ve been very fortunate to have been nominated three years running for the BUPA Blog Awards – 2016, 2017 and again this year 2018.  I’m not sure who nominated me.  It’s a…

    September 25, 2018
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    Kitchen Renovation – Part 3 – After

    Hello there!  At last, here is the long-awaited ‘after’ post for the kitchen renovation series.  We’ve had the kitchen and dining rooms painted since the kitchen was completed.  Then we’ve had some dull days…

    September 13, 2018