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email reflections: the difficulty with sharing expectations

7 July, 2017

Over the past few years I have developed the habit of emailing friends instead of texting or even calling. It started as a way to keep in touch with friends living overseas, and but since expanded to friends living down the road. As someone who finds writing comes as naturally as speaking, I absolutely love it. And considering that practically everybody loves mail (even the digital variety), so do they. Unlike text messages which are usually an instant response to a…

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new camera, new adventures

27 June, 2017

Well, I did it. I finally bought a new camera. And I think have made a very, very good life decision. Although it’s taken me longer than I would like to admit.  There are lots of benefits to be a natural researcher. Of course, the major one is that I get to learn bits and pieces about all nature of things. You make better decisions because you weigh up the pros and cons, and get to see the best options.…

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planning for new york

19 June, 2017

So, something hit me today. I am going to New York in less than 5 weeks. And would you like to see to see the list of things I have organised so far? Well, here it is: Flights. Travel Insurance.  Yep. That’s pretty much it.  Ok, so admittedly, I do also have a Pinterest board with lots of information about the city. And I’ve done a fair bit of reading and general research. Plus, I have a friend living there.…

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are you saying sorry too much?

14 May, 2017

Have you ever noticed how often you say sorry every day? I have, and I must admit that from the number of times I say it, it would seem that apologising is a favourite pastime of mine.  Both my sister and I have had our tendency to say sorry frequently pointed out to us several times in the past. But I only realised  how little I had improved when I wrote an email the other day and instinctively wrote, “I’m sorry,…

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back in sydney

7 May, 2017

A few months ago I spontaneously flew down to Sydney to visit my friend and her family for just under 24 hours. Whilst it was wonderful to see them, it left me with an overwhelming desire to visit again as soon as I could.  Unsurprisingly, taking a few days off work for a little personal trip is not exactly putting your best foot forward when you start a new job. So I waited the appropriate amount of time to maximise…

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hot cross buns

14 April, 2017

Easter is such a wonderful time of the year. The weather is in that sweet spot of being cool, but not too cold, you get to enjoy a much-needed break after the whirlwind of the first quarter of the year, you get to spend time with family and friends, and you get a legitimate excuse to binge on seafood, chocolate and hot cross buns. Although our Easter traditions have changed substantially over the past few years, our hot cross bun…

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oh what a feeling!

1 April, 2017

Exciting news everyone.  I bought a car. A Toyota Yaris, in fact. With a reversing camera, cruise control, and all manner of fancy buttons on a screen that I didn’t expect, but am certainly not complaining about.  Let’s all pause for a moment while I have a moment of jumping into the air like they do in the Toyota add.  **INSERT PICTURE OF JUMP**  Actually, that didn’t work. I just look like an idiot. I didn’t even get very far…

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