Thursday Life

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.” Wise words from the now departed but ever fabulous, Maya Angelou. A nice prompt and reminder for me as my time clock is shortly about to roll over another year.…

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How do you tell small children about death?

This is not meant to be a sombre post at all, rather I am sharing how I have tackled what I think is one of the more difficult concepts for young children, that of people dying. I am a scientist by training, a fact is a fact. So I always like to tell the truth.…

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Beer cracking time

I cracked a beer at 12 noon today.  Did I mention I was in charge of my 2&1/2 year old?  Rest assured I did not give her one!  But as for me, it is Melbourne, I am on my last week of holiday, and the mercury is at 36.1 ºC.  I feel like a reckless Uni student, having…

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Mistakes are proof that you are trying

I almost never talk about work, my blog is a distinct part of my life.  But I had an experience this week that has lingered with me.  I have recently taken on a new role, a wonderful opportunity, though not without some matters needing resolution. I was right in the midst of what I believe…

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If your dream home does not exist, create it

My now, back on track, inspiration for the month is “If your dream home does not exist, create it” This can be taken large or small.  Home to me means more than just a house, it means how you live your life at home.  I have mentioned earlier this year, in a post or three (!),…

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And I missed May too!

Slippage, just like April!  So a blog goal of two for June.  Here is the first. “You are confined only by the walls you build yourself” I love this.  How often do we hold ourselves back from doing what we really want to? Often thinking that all is out of our control.  Or we can’t…

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What I did not do in April

I did not share my quote of inspiration.  To quote from Muriel’s Wedding, “You’re terrible Muriel”, aka North Melbourne Mum.  Well not entirely, but think this means I have to aspire to inspire twice in May! “Custom build your dreams” I was not initially inspired by this quote, and thought of cutting it out.  How would…

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