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Always time for brunch

I remember reading in Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic that if you are truly passionate about something, you will make time for it no matter what. For example if you enjoy writing, all you need is 5 minutes a day to write something. Anything. As long as you are practising and trying. And if you keep practising you will eventually get better.

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Back to the future

I had forgotten the incorrect and uncomfortable stigma that is attached with South West Sydney. All it takes is a quick Google search on “living in South West Sydney” to know that there are dozens of forums warning potential residents about the high chance you will be knifed while walking down a street in SW Sydney. The ignorance is pretty disappointing and something I had spoken about before .

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Fortnightly recap of where my money went this month

Budget update 8th June – 6 July

It was a crazy month of expenses with moving out, that short week in Fiji plus the added and dreaded bonus of my car being up for its annual rego renewal.

This is how my spending/saving has been this past month:

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Indian wedding guest style

Up until I had gotten married myself, I’m pretty certain I had only attended a handful of weddings. Since then I’ve attended nearly 7 over the past year and half. More weddings = more outfits.

It’s kind of like that phase when you are in your early 20s and you have a 21st party to go to every other week..I guess I’m at the stage where everyone is getting married!

This particular wedding was held in Fiji and spanned over 2 nights for mehendi and the actual wedding ceremony itself.

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Eating out in Fiji

Eating out in Fiji

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think about Fiji?

The beaches? “Bula”? Hammocks?

For me Fiji means something completely different, since I was born there.

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Lessons in moving

I’ve had an uncomfortable feeling that can only be described as having a heavy heart ever since we handed in our notice to our real estate to tell them we were vacating.
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Fortnightly recap of where my money went this month

Budget update 26th May- June 8th

I’ve made some major lifestyle decisions this week that will make a massive impact on my savings. Continue reading “Budget update 26th May- June 8th”

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Balmoral and Wentworthville

I’m starting to very quickly realise that just because something is popular on Instagram – it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s all that great in real life. It’s just photogenic. Mental note to myself for next time – don’t raise your expectations. Remember the case of the Figure 8 Pools?

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Money Saving Travel Hacks

There’s no doubt that travel can bring some of the best and most memorable experiences, whether you’re travelling alone, with friends or family. But travel doesn’t come cheap. Without proper preparation, you can spend hundreds more on travel than you really need to, which can make for an unpleasant shock when you come back home to regular bills.

There are thousands of travel tips and money-saving hacks across the internet. Here is a collection** of some of the greatest tips that could save you hundreds of dollars on your next holiday.

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Obsessions and overthinking

So it’s official. I am obsessed with this shampoo. 1 week after using it the BBT asked me if I had gotten a haircut. Nope. Haven’t cut my hair since December. Continue reading “Obsessions and overthinking”