How To Celebrate Australia Day As An Honorary Aussie

What Is Australia Day? Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26th. Its original purpose was to mark the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson in NSW (near Sydney) and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip. These days it’s a time for all Australians to gather with friends and family and reflect on just what it means to be an Aussie. We are an enormously diverse country, known for our multiculturalism, keen sense of…

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Medical Centre Review (AKA Cooch Killers)

I actually decided to not write this review in late 2016 when I went to the Medical Centre*, because I thought it was a bit rough of me to have a go at someone online, and that’s not what I’m about. But it just kept popping up in my head what a shocking experience I had, and then it dawned on me – This is my bloody blog and the reason I started it was to help people learn, grow and laugh; this fits into all of those categories. So prepare yourself for what is not only my first negative review…

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Dear Diary: I Can’t Stop Eating Cashews, Please Send Help

Yeah, that’s right. Cashews. They’re like the nutty version of crack (Note: I have no idea what crack’s like as I haven’t and will never try it, I just assume it’s like having a cashew addiction but a shit ton worse). You innocently take a container with some cashews in it to work as a healthy snack (like… 5 a day), and next thing you know you seem to have induced some form of dependence on them.

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Dear Diary: New Year New Everything (And 2014 Plane Crashes?)

I know everyone keeps going on about how 2016 was the devil or whatever, but I tend to agree with @MsTexas1967 in that “it is becoming increasingly obvious that David Bowie has established a better alternate universe and is populating it selectively one-by-one”. Yeah, a lot of really inspirational and talented people carked it and yeah, that’s really sad, but it’s just like in 2014 when everyone was convinced that air travel was crazy dangerous because there were heaps of crashes that year. Not true! In terms of crashes, 2014 was had the lowest number of crashes in more than 80…

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Dear Diary: Monks & Markets, Podiatry & Podcasts

After my last Dear Diary, I had a friend ask if I was seeing a physio for my knee. I explained to her that I’ve recently become entirely disheartened with physios & podiatrists, so no, I wasn’t seeing one for this. After seeing them for a lifetime for all sorts of things, this recent bout of knee issues has seen me burn through 3 physios and a hell of a lot of money without any real results (I stuck each one out for long enough, I promise!). I had 3-4 fat pad impingement in the last year, and the advice…

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How To Buy Awesome Presents Online In Time For Christmas

Imagine this: It’s only 10 business days till Christmas. You’re yet to buy a single thing. And you’re flat-out busy every weekend and late night shopping day from now till the big day. What do you do? Instead of freaking out and buying 20 Favourites boxes for everyone (and being ‘that’ cousin on Christmas day), how about you take a leaf out of our book are get everything you need online, delivered to your door before Christmas? No need to even THINK about going to the shopping centre at this time of year! To help take the stress out of…

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Hands Down The Best Dad & Daughter Dance I’ve Ever Seen

How amazingly sweet is this! Mikayla Ellison Phillips and her Dad Nathan Ellison surprised their guests with some pretty schmick moves at her wedding back on October 6th 2016, and now the video’s been viewed over 7 MILLION times! Mikayla met her to-be husband when they were both members of the Brigham Young University International Folk Dance team, so she was no stranger to the dance floor, but it was her Dad who stole the show. Normally the thought of your Dad MC Hammer dancing at your wedding would send shivers down your spine and would end up on YouTube for all the…

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