The demise of the DVD store

I think I have tinge of sadness mixed with a good dose of rip off-itis. (I do not think I am just showing my age!)   Our local DVD store is no longer.  With the emergence of online (or having just watched The Internship last night, can I say on the line!) this was always…

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Christmas all round

First up the sins of the parents… Or put it this way we have brought the following on ourselves.  It would be fair to say that we are partial fond of caffeine.  For a relatively recent birthday I gave the other half a home barista course.  The deal being that if we wanted a manual…

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Fare thee well North Melbourne Market

As the saying goes, all good things must end.  And truth be known it is now quite some time since the North Melbourne Market farewelled North Melbourne.  But I have not yet said my goodbye, and I wanted to – primarily as I had not had a chance to acknowledge the stalls that had caught my…

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The joy of a day off work

It is tough being a full time working mum some days, I know I am missing out on moments that will never occur again.  On the up side I had the luxury of generous maternity leave and return to work provisions – thanks to the sector I work in.  The father and I were in…

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Dinner delivery to the front door with Menulog

As a full time working mum of a two year old on the odd occasion (and that might be a slight understatement!) the mere thought of cooking dinner sometimes makes the other half and I look at each other and cave to the higher power known as ring up and order dinner!  And when we…

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I have done it!

A sense of achievement is a wonderful feeling, and I have it right now.  I launched my Etsy shop (Made In North Melbourne) this week.  My original intention was to wait until I had five items before launching the shop, but I had also set myself a go live target of the 30th June.  I achieved…

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Do all good things end?

I returned to work last March, in a part time capacity, with a planned staging back to full time.  I had the luxury, given the seniority of my role, of starting at 3 days per week for 3 months, followed by 3&1/2 days for 4 months, and then was able to extend the 4 days…

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This is the postcode of North Melbourne

I am not a fan of graffiti, certainly not the senseless ugly tagging.  Lack of respect for other people’s property is a pet peeve.  However I will admit to occasionally appreciating the truly artistic or clever graffiti.  As I was walking the other day this caught my eye.  Hard not too really.  As this is…

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There is a baby in my coffee!

Different things bring smiles to people’s faces.  I have a habit that on my non-working day of the working week (there’s a pseudo tongue twister) to go out with my daughter for a coffee.  That’s a coffee for me and not her in case anyone thought for a second I was already drugging her with…

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Just a reminder about the North Melbourne Market

I haven’t made it back to the North Melbourne Market (hosted by Thread Den) since I indulged in a wee treat all the way back in March.  It is on again this Sunday (15th September) so hopefully I will get a chance to wander by and perhaps pick something up in their Spring Studio Sale.  For those…

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