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Friday Night Lights: What to watch, make, read, eat, buy + do this weekend

October 30, 2020

What even is a weekend? I for one do not know. What I DO know is that today is apparently Friday and that means it’s time for this list of helpful bits and bobs to peruse … just in case YOU know what a weekend is!   1/ The first episode of The Undoing is now up on Binge.com.au. I LOVED it. Gosh. Can’t wait to watch the rest. Nicole Kidman is brilliant and beautiful and best-dressed. It’s based on…

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Nice Life Reminders When Life Is Not Peachy

What to do when life takes a non-peachy turn

October 25, 2020

Heartbreak hits us in all kinds of ways, sparked by all sorts of very sad things. For some it’s the loss of someone precious unexpectedly, hitting suddenly – or perhaps slowly – washing us up in a world that feels like a parallel universe. For others it might be a series of hits, with losses, challenges, trauma stacking up layers of difficulty until life reaches an unsteady tipping point and everything turns upside down. For me it was the latter.…

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Friday Night Lights Nice Life Reminders Pip-Life

Friday Night Lights: What to watch, make, read, eat, buy + do this weekend

October 23, 2020

Welcome to another edition of Friday Night Lights! Perhaps it’s your first time here? If so I am so pleased to meet you. If you’re an old hand than I offer you our secret handshake and special wink. *wink* Now let’s get into it! What have you been watching? I have been tucking into some new and old favourites and adding stuff to my watch list as well … 1/ I FaceTimed my mum last night to show off my…

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Eff you, everyone. (Also I love you.)

October 22, 2020
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An excerpt from When Life Is Not Peachy. It’s about how some of us feel after things have gone very, very wrong in our life. Perhaps you or someone you know can relate? Eff you, everyone. (Also I love you.) As your world is flipped upside down, so your perspective may be, too. Where before you may have noticed the kind gestures and cutenesses life offers up, now your radar may have firmly shifted to notice danger, thoughtlessness or drama —…

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Taking Stock: In October

October 20, 2020

How about a little bit of a check in? A bit of a catch up? A spot of thing-sharing? I’m very much in the mood for it and perhaps you might be too? Let me know if you join in! There’s a blank list at the bottom of this post for you to cut and paste, in case you DO fancy Taking Stock too. Taking Stock : October 2020 Finding: The ability to now travel 25kms from home quite overwhelming!…

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Distracted? Thought-provoking books can help!

September 30, 2020

At the best of times I am a self-interrupter, but during the pandemic my distracted urges developed to Olympic level. I was quite the athlete, reader. For some reason I wasn’t able to stay on task for more than 10 minutes before I needed to check out, lap the room, look at my phone, pat a dog, check the news on my laptop, cry, and/or go and make a cup of tea. It’s a pretty pesky compulsion, this self-interrupting. It was…

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Seams Legit: Margaret Atwood and the Crafty Lives of Modern Writers

September 27, 2020

Many writers find creative flow away from the keyboard, too … Once upon a time, writer Margaret Atwood sat aboard an icebreaker in the Arctic Circle knitting, with some difficulty, a great auk in shades of black, mauve and blue. The bird became extinct in the mid-1800s and Atwood was (with some difficulty) memorialising the species in yarn for an exhibition on long-lost species. Atwood fans may not find this information terribly surprising. Atwood is quite the environmentalist adventurer and…

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