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Friday, 13 April 2018

Treat Yo Self!

can you see me?

Just shutting up shop for the holidays, and took a day 'for me' before I did. I've spoken before about how we run ourselves ragged and put ourselves last until we verge on collapse. This is a reminder to you all to make sometime for yourself.

Treat yo self!

My day allowed for a reflective photo double up to link with
 #WeekendReflection, #WordlessWednesday #TheRandom #PictorialTuesday #SundayBest and #MySundayPhoto

(If stuck for a Mother's day idea, the Langham Day Spa could be for you!)

Housekeeping - I'm off the blog until May. Will be on Instagram but that's about it. Drive safely everyone, careful with the fires in this crazy weather and wishing you all happy holidays.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

The Magic of La Boheme on Sydney Harbour

Ending on the 22nd of April, there's still time to grab tickets to La Boheme on Sydney Harbour. It's a visually delightful production, and even the little 8 year old girl sitting next to me was grinning with glee at the magic before us. If you are wanting to take kids, there are children's tickets for $50 and student tickets (16 and over) for $89.


There's snow, fireworks, fire and colourful parties. And of course fabulous singing all set before the stunning Sydney Harbour backdrop.

I've never been to the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, but when I got an email for cheap tickets, I decided it was time. I was so glad I did, and will definitely return for next year's production.

However, I arrived too late to enjoy the ambiance of the dinner by the water, festooned by fairy lights and tinkling French melodies. Next year, I will plan a full evening to enjoy the festivities.

I can not recommend this enough, even if you aren't a regular Opera goer!

Linking with #Lovinglifelinky #NotSoWordlessWednesday #CityTripping #ThruMyLens #WednesdayAroundtheWorld #WeeklyPostcard

Monday, 9 April 2018

Try a little kindness...

I've been irritated this week by the pissiness of people on Facebook. There's are really nasty side to the 'humour' there. We worry at the bullying of children on Social Media, yet adults rarely hold up a good example to follow.

It started for me when a public page had a Seinfeld reference to the whole cast hating the actress playing Susan, so they killed her off. Imagine how that actress must feel? Almost two decades later people are still making fun of her. I had heard this story before, and it still made me uncomfortable.

I often think of those videos posted where people make fun of someone dancing. As someone who goes to concerts by myself quite a bit, I'm waiting for my image to appear. I have a good time, so I don't care how I look, but I still wouldn't want it to become a viral meme.

People make fun of strangers appearance, of their clothes, of their weight. The list is endless, mercilessly mocking them for their difference.

We all have something in our appearance that isn't perfect. We all have something people could tear apart if they chose to. So why do we think it's okay to do to others? Why do old people not know better? How can we say 'don't bully kids online' when we do the same? A 13 year old girl was charged with her Snapchat bullying in Cairns this week. This will be the first of many. I think that's a discussion we need to have with our kids. And I think next time we see the image of the fat person eating, or the bad dancer, or the 'man' in a dress, maybe we need to think before we mock. Maybe we need to call out the person who posted it as the dickhead they are.

Linking with #KCACOLS #FortheloveofBLOG #StayClassyMama #Dreamteam #GlobalBlogging & #TwinklyTuesday

PS. When calling out the Seinfeld meme, I received the random response 'Delete the internet if you don't like it'. I think I'll just continue to call it out, thanks.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Weekend Reflection - Amsterdam

Just a quick one. This came up in my memories - a shoe shop in Amsterdam. I noticed the mirrors reflecting the street outside.

Linking with #WednesdayAroundtheWorld #WeekendReflection #PictorialTuesday #ThruMyLens  #SundayBest & #MySundayPhoto

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Share my snaps! - March

March has been busy. I feel I've been around the world while never leaving home.

Maybe it's just itchy feet that make me see glimpses of faraway places everywhere I go?

Do you daydream about travel?

 Linking with #PointShoot  #TravelTuesday & a strange one for #Lovinglifelinky but as I roam around and pretend I'm in Egypt, Japan, Italy or New Orleans, I do make myself chuckle and it's very hard not to love life when such simple pleasures make you smile.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Bongo's Bingo in Melbourne this weekend

Bongo's Bingo returned down under and a posse of ten of us spent our Easter Saturday night with close to a thousand other people dancing and cheering and not winning, though not caring. It's such a fun night out, for all ages (though you do have to be over 18).

Sadly it's gone again, except for two shows in Melbourne this weekend. One is sold out (of course) but there are still tickets available to the Friday show (as they decided last minute to put on an extra date when the tickets sold out so quickly). 

So get a group together and your glittery, feathery pens (or not, they'll give you a texta) and head out for a night of fun and frivolity. We went last year and I have every intention of going again should they return!

As My Uncle Oswald would say “Life is more fun if you play games.”  (Roald Dahl)

Linking with #LovingLifeLinky (because when you're having that much fun, it's hard not to love life!)

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Happy Easter

You know you're in Sydney because of the dumped bike in the foreground
Daughter made Hot Cross Bun!

Hope everyone is enjoying this glorious sunshine and having a great break - religious or otherwise.

Linking with  #WordlessWednesday  #PointShoot #MySundayPhoto and #SundayBest