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Funny Haha & Funny Strange?

We have this saying in my family. Actually it is probably more of a question... And it is are they/is he/was it Funny Haha or Funny Strange. Is this self explanatory? Probably not. You ask when you want clarification as to whether something was funny (as you laughed at it) or funny (as in...

Croissant Related Injury & a Grammar Lesson

Saturday started well. At twelve am I was firmly planted on my the very awesome Ms J's lounge room floor. First, a bit about Ms J. She and I have been good friends for 10 years almost. And we've known each other most of our lives thanks to universally synchronised and often fleeting meetings. A...

A Lesson About Relationships

The new post at my other blog, Parental Guidance Recommended, is up. It has been a while since I posted. But sitting her watching the Notebook with my teary eyed hubby reminded me of this little pearl of wisdom. Of love and the secret to relationships; Acceptance. Would you mind...

PG Pearl # 4 – You HAVE Results

Today's PG Pearl is one I have taken on lately inside of the training and development program I am doing. It has offered me piece of mind and a world of freedom around going out on a limb to achieve without concern for failing. You know, being a performer in life. Someone out to cause...

PG Pearl #3 – Only the Fortunate Mourn

I heard it explained once during a funeral service that only those who experience love ever have cause to mourn. That they are the blessed ones. The luckiest of people. I scoffed at the stupidity of it as I sniffled into a tissue. Fortunate to mourn. Pah. Loved and lost. Pffft. But the idea...

Performance or Persistent Complaint

Do you find yourself repeating the same mistakes, thinking the same things and even doing the same things over and over expecting a different result? Pretty sure there is a definition of craziness in there somewhere. Do you ever feel like you could doing anything if only it was easier? Or had...

A Beginning of Only Nice Things

Welcome to the beginning of what I hope will be fun place, filled with lovely things, thoughts and images; without an ounce of significance or meaning added. It's my version of it all anyway. Who am I you may ask? I'm Melissa. I'm 26 years old, self employed, web loving nerd. Yay for the first...

How did I disappear from my life?

How did I disappear from my life?

Where did I go? That's the question I've been asking myself lately. How did I manage to disappear from my life? Somewhere around late 2020, I stopped documenting my life, being in pictures and outside of the weekly Suger News emails sharing. Where did I go? I don't...

Taking Shape x Elverina Johnson collection

Taking Shape x Elverina Johnson collection

Taking Shape is thrilled to reveal the first-ever First Nations designs by the highly regarded artist Elverina Johnson. A highly respected Gungganji Gurugulu woman from Yarrabah in Far North Queensland, Elverina is one of the Nation’s most recognisable and...

Puma x Modibodi

Puma x Modibodi

Modibodi has partnered up with PUMA to launch a range of leak-free period activewear and underwear*, created to help women stay comfortable and active during their period whilst making a positive environmental impact. Awesome news for my inbox this week, right? I love...

A few of my favourite things…

A few of my favourite things…

A little while back, I thought it would be fun to do favourite things kind of post. Feature books and products, homewares to skincare—stuff I've seen on the interwebs in a roundup style post. But then, from memory, it was Afterpay Day. And the very idea of sending out...

Where to Buy Wide Fit Boots for Plus-Size Women

Where to Buy Wide Fit Boots for Plus-Size Women

Welcome to the next instalment of the Where to Buy posts. This week it is wide fit boots. Boots for the plus size, large legged amongst us. Some have extended shoe sizing. Others offer wide fitting calf and ankle boots. Earlier this week, it occurred to me that it was...

Do you still subscribe to magazines?

Do you still subscribe to magazines?

I've always loved the glossy pages of a magazine. Not literally, the glossy pages drive me nuts with fingerprints, but you know what I mean. Whether it was about fashion or home decor, far off adventures or food. A lot of why I wanted to be a writer when I was a child...

Rising water doesn’t differentiate {Gympie Floods 2022}

Rising water doesn’t differentiate {Gympie Floods 2022}

As some of you know, my home town is under flood as I write this. A major flood with a level that is predicted to continue rising. Expected to exceed the previous highest flood on record; February 1999 (21.94m). I've been awake since around 5 am reading the overnight...

I know all about being fine

I know all about being fine

Starting the year out rushing to get back to work with emails flooding my inbox wasn't ideal. I was overwhelmed, and on the brink of panic most days, I got on with things. And when asked? Of course, I was fine. Tired, but fine. Busy, but fine. I know all about being...

Lizzo’s watch out for the big grrrls

Lizzo’s watch out for the big grrrls

Ummm, excuse me, internet, but have you heard about Lizzo's new show? "Watch Out For The Big Grrrls" is coming, and I'm not sure we're ready, to be honest. It's a dance competition for a chance to win a spot on Lizzo's World Tour. Now, I don't know much about dance....

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