Category Archives: Personal

Scandinavian Awesomeness – Part 5

Got a good sleep then another awesome breakfast at Santa’s Village – no, I didn’t have the waffles 😛 Quick Facebook call to my Mum during breakfast – and a berating for lack of photos. Sheesh, be patient, you can wait ’til we’re home…or until we’re somewhere with a net connection that lets us do photo uploads at quicker than… Read more »

Scandinavian Awesomeness – Part 4

Early breakfast before checking out – seriously loved the huge tea cups. Also took my last antibiotic (yay!) so no more tablets through out the day – leg is looking way better! Packed up and checked out, saying goodbye to Helsinki. So far our favourite major city. The long drive to Joensuu (5 hours) was spent listening to the new… Read more »

Scandinavian Awesomeness – Part 2

Boat ride was really calm – but very strange to be on a boat for extended period of time, especially to sleep. As Alex put it, it was like a floating RSL. Dinner was nice – smorgasbord style. Had the Swedish equivalent of potato bake…was WAY nicer than anything we’ve had. Also had Swedish meatballs, which were really yummy! Spent… Read more »

Scandinavian Awesomeness – Part 1

So, start of holiday – flight, Brisbane to Dubai at 9pm on Saturday night AEST. I luckily got the window seat (thanks to Alex), he was beside me and there was a lovely lady sitting beside him who was very patient with us, especially with toilet trips! Amazing food – I’ve got the menu and I’ll take a photo of… Read more »

Sexism rears it’s ugly head…again

DISCLAIMER – This is in no way a reflection on my current employer. I am not bad-mouthing where I work or the people I work with, as 99% of them are fabulous. I need to put this up, pretty much to cover my own arse, but I still want this story to be told – because I don’t think we… Read more »

My take on being a feminist…or as I prefer: “Humanist”

This whole #YesAllWomen and #NotAllMen has really stirred up as of late and I have to say, it’s got me a little hot under the collar. A bit of background before I explain why… I had a very privileged upbringing. I’m white, came from a middle class family and had an exceedingly normal and happy childhood here in Australia. If… Read more »

I’m sorry I’m not who you want me to be

This was going to be a very different post originally…but it’s morphed a bit due to the fact that my view on how I’ve seen events over the last few months has changed. So the draft that was a few weeks ago is very different to the post that’s published here. I’m sorry I’m not who you want me to… Read more »

Losing weight – the good, the bad and the downright ugly

Okay, this will be a pretty boring post for those of you who don’t like hearing about weight loss/getting health etc. etc. My apologies, but I figured I should put some of this information out there for others! For the past few years, my better half and I have been trying to lose weight – mainly because we both knew… Read more »