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Back to (Planning for) the Future

For some reason this week my attention has turned to the future and more specifically, the next part of my year; heading to Oaxaca.
Here is what I have been thinking about this week, and writing it out like this does also help explain why I got to the weekend exhausted from sheer mental effort; I do also have a full time day job! Read more

Leaving Australia

Leaving Melbourne, in the end, was remarkably easy. You just get on the plane and don’t think about the fact you don’t know when you will return to live there.
You turn your headphones up so you only exist in your own headspace, and lean your head on the window molding as it’s the first time in 2 weeks that you can sit down for 3 straight hours without needing to organise anything.
You fly over dusty red soils and scrabbly stick trees, the varying blues of the Tasman and then over the yellow tinged green hills of the Auckland coast and you know that you are home. Read more

How to transport a bicycle overseas

I know, I know, you can thank me later

1. Google how to pack bike for aeroplane travel

2. Obtain a bike box – where and how to be determined

3. Try to understand the origami positions bike needs to be broken down into to fit box by studying other people’s blog posts, triathlon sites & random googled diagrams

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Yellow Stickers

All my extracurricular time this month has been used in making checklists of stuff I need to arrange, cancel, redirect, set up in a different way, pack and initiate.
I have lists in my phone, in the back of my work notes, on my ipad and on random sticky notes on various surfaces waiting to be combined onto another more senior list. Read more

If you want your plans to change, tell them to someone

So weird.You think you know what you are doing and then an opportunity comes along to tempt you to change your plans.

As I have mentioned, I will be spending a year volunteering in Mexico come April (or more to the point, May, by the time I have gallivanted around Europe). And people volunteering don’t earn money. Therefore such people tend to go into a pre-departure money related melt down and sign themselves up for market research and become truly miserly (bringing lunch to work every day, eating their way through their cupboards, even if it means the salt and pepper calamari in the freezer that has frozen into a calamari ice floe) in their efforts to save as much as possible before the departure date. Read more

Embracing the Chaos

Reinventing Myself on Mexican Time

Dinner: A Love Story

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Light

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

A Cup of Jo

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Design*Sponge

Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more

A Healthy Happier Bear

Striving for moderation while taking in all that Europe has to offer!

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated