I'll Ride with You

Goodbye 2014

The tragic events of the Sydney siege earlier in the week has sent a potent reminder to not only myself, but I think the rest of the country, about the important things in life: to not take it for granted, to tell our family and friends how much we love them, to not close our hearts at such times, but to keep them open. How compassion is a powerful … [Read More...]

Art Aquarium at Melbourne Aquarium

Art Aquarium experience at Melbourne Aquarium {Giveaway}

This past weekend, we were guests of the Melbourne Aquarium to get a preview look and try-out of their new 'Art Aquarium' exhibit for the summer. This interactive experience, set up on a … [Read More...]

Shift Your Thinking To Change Your Life

Shift Your Thinking to Change Your Life

If you had asked me five or ten years, or even 12 months, ago if I thought I'd ever run a marathon, I probably would've shrugged my shoulders and said brightly, "Oh, sure, I reckon. Probably. Maybe. … [Read More...]

year of creative engagement

Year of Creative Engagement – November and December and Overall Summary

Extracted from original introductory post: The Year of Creative Engagement (#yoce) will be my attempt to document my creative journey, put greater stock in accountability and output, while also … [Read More...]

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Thirty-Six

It was my birthday on Friday. I turned thirty-six. I've briefly flicked back and read a few birthday posts from years past. If I was a good blogger this would be where I link to these and chuckle … [Read More...]

2014 Christmas Card Challenge

2014 Christmas Card Challenge

It's that time again! For those of you who are new to the blog, let me provide some context. I have a tradition at this time of year that aligns with my belief in giving back to the community. … [Read More...]

bouquet

28. Wedding & 29. Race & 30. Fight #nanowrimoprompt

I am using the last ten days of the #nanowrimoprompt to post linked flash fiction-ish, non-chronologically ordered, pieces here on the blog. Here is 21 & 22, 23, 24 & 25, 26 & 27.  If … [Read More...]

circular quay

26. Kiss & 27. Funeral #nanowrimoprompt

I am using the last ten days of the #nanowrimoprompt to post linked flash fiction-ish, non-chronologically ordered, pieces here on the blog. Here is 21 & 22, 23, 24 & 25. I am running a little … [Read More...]

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24. Opening a letter & 25. Being Broke #nanowrimoprompt

I am using the last ten days of the #nanowrimoprompt to post linked flash fiction-ish, non-chronologically ordered, pieces here on the blog. Here is 21 & 22, 23. 24. Opening a letter Dear … [Read More...]

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23. Waiting #nanowrimoprompt

I am using the last ten days of the #nanowrimoprompt to post linked flash fiction-ish, non-chronologically ordered, pieces here on the blog. Here is 21 & 22. 23. Waiting Violet squatted … [Read More...]

nanowrimo

21. Break Up & 22. A Phone Call #nanowrimoprompt

I will be using the last ten days of the #nanowrimoprompt to post linked flash fiction-ish, non-chronologically ordered, pieces here on the blog. I sat down yesterday and started plotting them out, … [Read More...]

Karen Christmas

Christmas Gifts Ideas for the Exercise and Entertainment Lover (well, okay, me)

When asked what I want for Christmas I usually draw a big blank. I'm too busy worrying about getting gifts for other people sorted to even think about myself. Also, because December is my birthday and … [Read More...]

What I'm Reading November 2014

What I’m Reading November 2014

Wow, it's a big month for books around here. First there was the big Christmas round up and now this post! Next, I think I'll take a break from book talk for a while. Rest up and read - hey, that … [Read More...]