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Working on your passion

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I have a young adult fiction book coming out. Let’s just get that out of the way. But more than being just a publicity post, I am writing this for those who always had that niggling thing at the back of their heads – the thing they’ve always wanted to…

A triathlon at 40

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I ventured into the world of blogging nearly four years ago as I was verging on the big Four Oooooh Birthday. I was already reasonably fit but felt the need for some new challenges. Even after losing 25 kg (through lapband surgery) I was still considered “extremely” obese with a BMI…

The moments that matter

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Life is made up of moments. Some that are forgotten nearly as quickly as they occur while others take your breath away and stay with you for the rest of your days. These moments, the ones that you commit to memory and hold onto forever, these are the ones that…

Living in a bus house

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You’ve heard of Tiny Houses, now meet the people who turned a bus into a house. Julie Puckett lives in a bus with her partner Andrew. The concept, inspired by tiny houses, struck Julie years ago and she did some research to see whether it was doable or not. Here,…

5 easy sewing projects

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Ever wanted to try your hand at sewing? Here are some very easy ideas you can start with. They’re useful, cute and good for those beginner’s hands. Remote control caddy – This is handy for those pesky remote controls that keeps getting swallowed by the couch. Also, it may be…

Start with the little dreams

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A couple of years ago I self published a little children’s picture book called The Dragon and the Lizard. It started out as a thought – me just wanting to preserve a favourite family tale told to us by our mum when we were kids. We had very few books…

Tiny houses down under

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The Tiny House movement has been quietly spreading around the country. Although they have different sizes, different layouts and made from different materials, they all have one thing in common – they are, well, tiny. Tiny Houses make use of every possible space in the house. They are practical and…