• Digby, the biggest dog in the world

    Monday, February 20, 2017 Permalink

    It may not surprise you to know that my love of books and television started in childhood. And although I don’t tend to watch many now, I was also a lover of movies. We weren’t avid movie-goers but – until the local cinema closed in my final year of high school – I went as often as possible. Back then it seemed there was something comforting about the fantasy world and unlimited potential movies offered via their outlandish plots… 

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  • Self aware or flying blind?

    Thursday, February 9, 2017 Permalink

    Many moons ago I did pilates a couple of times a week. My instructor (also my neighbour) used to comment on the fact I had good proprioception.

    And… to save you googling, it basically means I had a pretty good body awareness in terms of movement. Or as wikipedia puts it… “the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement.”

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  • Weekly check-in

    Sunday, February 5, 2017 Permalink

    Okay, so… the choice is yours: weather news; or no weather news during this intro-chit-chat?

    Argh, dammit… here goes. It’s bloody hot. We need rain. My grass is brown. And did I mention it’s been bloody hot?

    In related news, I think there’s a career awaiting me as a weather girl. 🙂

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  • Arbitrary rules and a life worth living

    Thursday, February 2, 2017 Permalink

    I tend to have weird rules. I mean, don’t we all? Some make sense and stop me drinking champagne for breakfast, but some aren’t quite so logical.

    Given my recent contemplation about ‘to-do’ lists and how I spend my time, I’ve been thinking – in particular – about two very arbitrary rules I’ve been living by:
    1. No television or DVDs etc during the day
    2. No reading during the day

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  • An interview with my mother on ageing

    Thursday, January 26, 2017 Permalink

    I talk about my mother a bit on the blog. In reality, I was probably a bit of a daddy’s girl growing up, but have grown closer to my mother in adulthood. She’s been my rock through many ups and downs over the past 20 or so years and the first person I go to with anything on my mind.

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  • Weekly check-in

    Saturday, January 21, 2017 Permalink

    It’s supposed to cool down here Sunday and everyone I know in my part of Australia will be breathing a sigh of relief. Our media’s been talking about ‘heatwaves’. I can’t remember if it was this hot when I was a kid or if we just weren’t used to airconditioning and the like and just kinda expected to be lying around in pools of sweat.

    But enough of this obligatory chit chat about the weather and onto important stuff like books and book blogging.

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  • Quitting vs surrendering

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 Permalink

    I talked last week about my yoga classes and the fact we’re asked to think of a word or ‘intention’ each class. It surprises me when something comes to mind as it’s usually something unexpected. The other day my word was ‘surrender’ and it came at the perfect time as I was stressing about a heap of stuff – some of which was beyond my control. And – as a self-confessed control freak – I was struggling.

    But being reminded that it’s possible to surrender control of certain things to fate and that it’s not the same as giving up or quitting, was a comforting idea.

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  • A study in inspiration

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Permalink

    After my house move in September my first priority was to get my living space sorted. And, on the whole, I’m pretty happy with it now. (Especially since the arrival of my Christmas / Birthday rug!)

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