Saturday, October 10, 2015

Day 2186 - The Boathouse Shelly Beach

A yummy beach side hide-away.

The boathouse at Shelly Beach (Manly)
During our stay in Manly we've done a couple of coastal walks at dawn.  The ones that rejuvenate the soul as the sun rises over the horizon.

On our walk around North Head* we came across The Boathouse Shelly Beach restaurant.  A gorgeous little building set in a "rain forest" on a somewhat secluded little beach.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Day 2185 - Today we breathe

Sometimes faith and hope trumps thought.

I am not a naturally positive person.  I'm one of those people who thinks too much about all the possibilities. All the scenarios.  All the endings.  Whether they be good or bad.  Then I have to encourage myself to believe in the good and that everything will be OK.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Day 2184 - Elle's advice to her children.

Being a role model.

I absolutely adore Elle McPherson.  After reading her interview in The Australian Women's Weekly in September, I love her that little bit more.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Day 2183 - Manly

Our resort style holiday right in the midst of the Big Smoke

The view from our apartment - no zoom.

After all my years of travel to and from Sydney, I'd never been to Manly until this year.

We took a day trip to Manly Beach back in January, and since then the kids have been itching to come back.

Well, the Husb came through and booked us four nights in a beach side apartment with pool, tennis court, ocean views and a bunch of pubs within a five minute walk.  What else do you need?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Day 2182 - AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour

Let the head banging begin!

You know you're getting old when you're fan-girling over a rock band that's in their 60s.

Attending an AC/DC concert has been on my bucket list for around 20 years. Their previous Australian tours came at times where we either weren't financial or I had a baby on my hip.

Well, I'm not getting any younger.  Nor are they! After missing their 2010 tour I declared I'd hock our possessions to get a ticket to their next Aussie tour.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Day 2181 - Take a break!

When's the best time to take a break at work?

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According to research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the best time to take a break at work is mid-morning.

Those that do report having more energy, better concentration and increased job satisfaction.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Day 2180 - Birthday and Blogoversary

It's time to celebrate!

Yep, today is my birthday which means it's also my blogoversary.

I started this blog as part of my 40th birthday celebrations and I've been blogging every day since.

Not a bad wicket for either of us! Or should that read both of us?

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Day 2179 - A Postcard from the NSW South Coast

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I thought I'd send you a postcard.  You know, that old fashioned thing that used to arrive in your letterbox with an awesome picture of a far away land and a penned message on the back to make your friends and family jealous of your travels warmly include your friends and family in your travels.

So this is my postcard.

Having a lovely time at the NSW South Coast.
Glorious weather, beautiful beaches, fabulous accommodation and wonderful company.
Wish you were here!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Day 2178 - NSW South Coast - Our Surf Beach Retreat

It's school holidays which means we're back at the coast.

Nothing says "coastal" more than beachy pictures and shells.

We're lucky that we have our own little coastal cottage. It's situated at Surf Beach.

We went halves with my folks a few years ago.

We'd originally rented it out on the full-time market, but in more recent years we've had it listed for holiday rental. We manage our own rentals via Facebook and (just recently) Stayz.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Day 2177 - NEW Head & Shoulders Beautiful Hair Collection RELEASED TODAY

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