Bits and Bobs: Updates All Around

Howdy!

It’s been a few weeks (months?) since I’ve last spoken with you about what’s going on. First of all, I hope you like the new design. Go around and click away. I’ve taught myself a lot about making things easier for my awesome readers and ensured that everything you need is just a few clicks away.

Secondly, I am working on creating a newsletter where I will cover a few things that I don’t normally post on this site. Right now, I am finalising a free gift for you to join my list. If you already have, never fear, I will send it to you as well! I am all about giving and gratitude! You have been generous with your time, and I want to repay you for your kindness.

Third, there will 2 major posting changes. One is a new type of category called “What I’m excited about”. This post will focus on upcoming events and to help you plan out for the weekend, will be released at 6pm on Thursday evening. The second change – the regularily scheduled posts will move to Saturday afternoon at 12pm. And all the while in between? A guaranteed Instagram update of coffee or a shot of a tantalising upcoming review!

Here’s to all the fun we are going to have and I cannot wait to see what new adventures we are going to have.

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Bits and Bobs: The Latest

“Why do we fall? It’s so that we can learn to get back up.”

I was rewatching the Christopher Nolan Batman series, a pick-me-up because a few things went haywire in different circles of my life just and it all got too much.

I took a much needed break from everything to ensure that I could get myself back on track and focused on the things that were most important to me. Having recently read about another blogger’s struggle (fear?) of being real, I too, took up the courage to be more authentic on this blog. And sometimes, just like in life, I don’t quite get it right. I have very high expectations of myself and those around me and if left unchecked, can grow into a beast that becomes untamable. Continue reading “Bits and Bobs: The Latest”

Bits and Bob: Exciting news

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The iconic Yarra River that runs through Melbourne

I finally decided to take my blogging to a different level. After close to two years, I believe I’ve got enough of material to go legit.

I’m starting an email list!

Yes….an email list.

It might not mean much to many, but to me it signifies that I want to pursue this professionally! And to top it off, I’ll even be having a free gift!

I know, right? More work but so much more fun. My silence isn’t that I’m not reviewing or forgotten you, it just means that I’m making it better.

Stay awesome and I’ll see you shortly! Keep your eye for the sign up form!!

Bits and Bobs: An update

Howdy folks, I’ve been away for the last few weeks and I thought I’d give you an update why.

Firstly, I took two weeks off and enjoyed one of them in India with a traditional Indian wedding. Photos and a blog post to come. Needless to say, the trip was more emotional than I expected that I needed some space to get back in my life. Seems like travel always break you out of your routine and shows you what really matters in life. Sometimes even to appreciate it just a little bit more. You should check out the comedian, Gabriel Inglesias – Goes to India on YouTube. He’s got my experience down to a T!

Secondly, the Winter Night Markets are back on in Queen Victoria Markets. When you avoid the rain (ha-ha, who am I kidding, it’s Melbourne. It could rain on a summer’s day) the place is even more magical. I caught the perfect evening recently and they’ve improved on it in numerous ways. Here’s what happened when I went to the summer one recently.

And without a doubt there was a blog post all lined up (I just forgot to hit publish to line up with my schedule – lesson learned the hard way).

And finally, I’ve come to enjoy life so much more yet wonder where I’m going too. For anyone that knows me, knows that I like having plans. But knowing that I can handle anything that life throws at me is reassuring enough.

[WP] You’re a custodian cleaning out lockers in a high school. As you clean the lockers one by one, you learn the legacy of a former student.

It’s not a glamorous job, but it’s pays the rent. And if that means I get to be free and allowed to be my own person then that can only be a good thing.

The mop squeaked along the floor and the beads of sweat on Rachel’s forehead dripped to the floor. She didn’t know what was more frustrating? The fact that she had moped and clean the most filthiest part of the high school or if the drops of sweat would mean she would have to work even longer in the worst part of the school. High school lockers. The pure stentch of the deodorant made her wretch.

However there were certain areas where she knew the kids came from well off families. Their bays smelled of the latest designer fragrance. Something she could only dream of. One day, Rachel would be able to escape this life and become the movie star she dreamed of. At least in this city, she had a fighting chance.
Continue reading “[WP] You’re a custodian cleaning out lockers in a high school. As you clean the lockers one by one, you learn the legacy of a former student.”