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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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letting go of things

26 March, 2017

I finished unpacking today.  And by unpack, I mean finally do what I should have done months ago and get rid of a significant amount of clothes and other bits and pieces that have been sitting in bags and boxes since I moved. With less storage space than I had at the Gold Coast, only unpacking the essentials to compensate has been an extremely interesting exercise in teaching me how much, or how little, of the things I own I need…

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time perspectives

19 March, 2017

There are few more satisfying pastimes than finishing a good book. As much as I hate to admit it, it’s a pastime that I engage in far too infrequently. Perhaps it is the amount of time I spend reading and writing each day, or my personal qualms about starting something that I can’t finish, but it has taken me far too long to pick up a book. It’s not that I have time to read or that I don’t enjoy…

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redirecting energy

11 March, 2017

There are a lot of benefits to being a goal orientated person. When I set my mind to something I throw my energy into it to give it my best shot, which is more often than no rewarded in some way or other (whether it be through success or successfully learning a lesson).  Here’s the thing. All of my goal-directed energy was pointed in one direction as I finished my Masters. Aside from the mental aspects, a lot of emotional energy went into…

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guess who is turning two

5 March, 2017

Well, I can’t believe it. Travelling Table Tales has officially turned two. And what a remarkable two years it has been. When I started this blog, I had absolutely no idea what it would become. For years I had been told repeatedly by a number of people in my life that I should start a blog. I like to think it’s because they thought I had good ideas to share, but it was probably because I am overly opinionated and recipes…

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