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Life in Style Melbourne on Monday we rest

By | August 5th, 2019|design, professional|

It is funny, but nice having a day off on a Monday. After the whirl and drama of a huge five days exhibiting at a trade show, it is fun to stop and let it all soak in. Life in Style is a stunning show of trade exhibitors showing their wares to retail customers over [...]

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First red wine of winter – happiness

By | April 10th, 2019|bars and restaurants, daily life, friends, happiness, professional|

Is there anything nicer than that first winter glass of red wine? So rich and warming and cosy. I am happy. I know that I am often quite happy, but this is a different kind of contentment. It comes from having a purpose and direction in my career. Before now, I had my fingers in [...]

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Talking shop on an effervescent evening

By | March 27th, 2019|architecture, bars and restaurants, professional, school, technology|

It was interesting to venture off the island to a whole other neighbourhood tonight. An adventure, but a typically safe, academic kind of adventure to go and listen to a panel talk about e-commerce. The room was absolutely bubbling with other interested parties. This is a particularly nice quarterly meetup because they put a tab [...]

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Friyay – a spring evening at TNE

By | November 23rd, 2018|bars and restaurants, daily life, professional, weather|

Friday afternoon feels like right time to get out and get amongst it. There is a certain decadence of getting cosy in a new favourite bar that I have found and soaking up the atmosphere. After a lovely day at work and a beautiful brunch with some family friends, I feel like life is definitely [...]

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morning walk – daily lives

By | July 16th, 2018|daily life, morning pages, professional|

There was something so nice about walking along some unfamiliar streets in my neighbourhood this morning. It felt oddly intimate to see the peace flags and other decorations on the street frontage and think about the rich smell of ground coffee beans inside and a family rushing to get ready for their commitments in the [...]

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A Sunday journey through music

By | June 3rd, 2018|music, professional|

There is a certain type of music that can have the effect of pouring effervescent soda over a fragile soul. Every album brings me a little closer to balance. It is a process of strengthening and soothing. My adventure started with electronic pop, disco and house. A lovely compilation from Eskimo Music. This feels like [...]

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battered soul – internal experience

By | May 8th, 2018|journal, music, professional, technology|

It is so nice to pour vodka soda and smooth electronica over my battered, aching soul. My job can be stressful sometimes and when I am firing on adrenaline for sometime, there is a come down from that. It leaves my soul in pieces, aching and tired and scattered all over. It is the sort [...]

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love of out and about and ramblings

By | May 5th, 2018|daily life, professional|

As soon as I get home, I want to be out in the world again. I am so ANTSY today!! I have to sit still and focus. Assignment to do. Today is a strange day. I am getting so many fleeting impressions of different worlds, particularly the coast. Memories of the 80s there, mixed with [...]

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The people that I associate with – Jam Jar

By | May 2nd, 2018|daily life, interesting people, professional|

There is something about the people that you associate with, enriching your life and lifting you up. My quality of life has definitely improved a lot since I started working at Jam Jar, but it is more than that. It is spending time with people who are used to the finer things in life. There [...]

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