Whanau

Whanau

In la. Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in life who want you in theirs. Who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and love you no matter what. 

BROTHER. Stand in my corner. Play pirates. Wrestle with me. Sometimes let me win. Be my superhero. Build a fort. Believe in my dreams. Keep secrets for each other. Go on adventures. Get you back on your feet. Partner in crime. Share your toys. Be my best friend.

I smile because you’re my brother.

And I laugh because there us nothing you can do about it. ??

Seasonal Defective Disorder or Winter Blues part 6

BRING ON SUMMER TIME!!  June, July and August in the Southern hemisphere are the crux of winter, often cold and wet in the more tropical countries and of course the days are shorter and darker and less sunny.

In many species, activity is diminished during the winter months in response to the reduction in available food and the difficulties of surviving in cold weather. Hibernation is an extreme example, but even species that do not hibernate often exhibit changes in behavior during the winter. It has been argued that SDD is an evolved adaptation in humans that is a variant or remnant of a hibernation response in some remote ancestor…  Yes I may have been hiding under my warm wee rock, but its cosy and safe.  I’ll surface soon

If you do find yourself with the winter blues, here are a few tips that have really helped me in the past month. Transitioning in two months from 37 degrees through to 3 degrees has been a little draining and daunting to lil  ole me who takes a bit to get acclimatized!

Here is no 6 of my easy and super fun things to try out that I’ve LOVED and all my pictures to go with it!

If your not happy – Do something about it

I was having lunch with a new friend this week, sitting looking out on to Brunswick Street talking about life. Otherwise known as randomly talking shit while people watching and indulging in delicious foods!  Fun.  Half  way through the conversation she caught me off guard saying “you seem like a real go-getter”.

I’ve never thought of myself like this, probably because I know how hard it is to motivate myself some days and one can talk all one likes and still struggle to get there.  However your go-getter-ness is all subjective I think, having contemplated it a little more.   It depends on who you surround yourself with and where you want to be or achieve in a certain time period.

I’d say I’m pretty determined to “Be that Someone” and I do have my 2-5-10 year goals all set out. (Which need re-visiting actually) However since coming to Melbourne I’ve really worked hard to surround myself with other high achievers.

Sometimes its AWESOME and motivating to get at it, but sometimes its depressing seeing everyone doing so well, and not think – “Why aren’t I doing that tooooo?”

(Can you hear in your head that silly whiny voice too?)   This is what I try to tell myself!

IGNORE IT.  YOU ARE AWESOME, ITS YOUR AGENDA NOT A COMPETITION. ENJOY IT!

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Seasonal Defective Disorder or The Winter Blues part 4

Seasonal Defective Disorder or The Winter Blues part 4

They did say “Welcome to Melbourne” when we were complaining about numb toes!

If you do find yourself with the winter blues, here are a few tips that have really helped me in the past month. Transitioning in two months from 37 degrees through to 3 degrees has been a little draining and daunting to lil  ole me who takes a bit to get acclimatized!  

Here are 8 easy and super fun things to try out that I’ve LOVED and all my pictures to go with it!

Go on an adventure

We’ve family over this weekend from New Zealand so I am super excited to be playing the role of tour guide around Melbourne.  We’ve planned to go back to some of the places we have loved and run around the city to explore some new adventures.

I think the highlight of the weekend will be visiting an Asylum on a ghost tour.  Not the kind you wander around looking at the outside of spooking looking buildings but where you go  in, professional equipment and all!

If you’re feeling in that hideous rut, take a leaf out of my go-getter-book and put that sparkle back in your eye by looking forward to something.  We’ve found googling what to do in an area really highlights a number of things that we wouldn’t have even thought of doing initially.

ADVENTURE TIME!!!

xxx
Phlossy

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Seasonal Defective Disorder or The Winter Blues part 3

Seasonal Defective Disorder or The Winter Blues part 3

If you do find yourself with the winter blues, here are a few tips that have really helped me in the past month. Transitioning in two months from 37 degrees through to 3 degrees has been a little draining and daunting to lil  ole me who takes a bit to get acclimatized!

They did say “Welcome to Melbourne” when we were complaining about numb toes!   Here are 8 easy and super fun things to try out that I’ve LOVED and all my pictures to go with it!!


Here is part 3 of my 8 easy and super fun things to try out that I’ve LOVED and all my pictures to go with it!

Wear bright colours (or hair)

I’ve always said its almost impossible to stay grumpy when you look like a walking rainbow.  Going out wearing all bright colours is a sure way to get compliments and turn heads.  I love, love, love the way little old ladies smile and the twinkle springs to their eye when they see my hair and realize it is indeed pink and not red!  If you are in fact more of a naturals girl then brighten your look up with coloured eyeliner or a colourful necklace..

ENJOY!!

xxx
Phlossy
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