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So, February is the hardest month for me. My birthday is on the 6th, I get anxiety. Probably a ridiculous thing to most, but as an extrovert I usually hold a party. "Why" you cry, as I've just said it's hard. Really, it's to take away from it by seeing all my friends and remembering I'm not a failure. I'm...
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So,

I got pulled into an office at work by a senior member of staff last week. Thought "what the fuck have I done?". A couple of minutes in I realised I wasn't in the shit and actually it was good news.

Unlike my last job, where I worked for 3 1/2 years and got no recognition, this one is actually getting me
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breeanna:
Congratulations! Looking sharp.
laphroaig:
Thank you!

It seems like a life time since I was on here last.

Time drifts. I'm now a permanent resident in this land of sun, sea and sand. The heat recently has been too much even for me. A week of 40+ temperatures and then a deluge of rain. Of course, I had to be outside leaving a business meeting when the rain came down...
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so finally got some photos of these awesome tatts by the highly talented WT Norbert at Hunter and Fox....

Only down side about getting these a day early is it's 35 degrees today and I'm off to the beach. No swimming for me huh?


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Got a call today at work, could I come in tonight for tatts instead.... Erm Yeah!!! Two done, will keep my fav until my next blog as this tablet is shit at photos in da mirror! I even managed to photograph the toothpaste FFS!

_karmina_:
love it!!
laphroaig:
@_karmina_ shit, thanks. I love it too. Just putting decent photos up now ;)
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Keeping lean, feeling mean.

Two weeks without alcohol was a challenge I signed mysekf in for. Its been easy in many ways and temping in others. Ive been to 3 parties and cauggt up with friends from Queensland all without a beer. The fact I have to even write about that is slightly concerning. Still ive done two weeks come this time tomorrow and anything...
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laphroaig:
What? When is this happening? Do tell!!! Im going to n new place in Sydney, h
laphroaig:
Hunter & Fox. Only one ive found in the city that I like
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Keeping lean, feeling mean.

Two weeks without alcohol was a challenge I signed mysekf in for. Its been easy in many ways and temping in others. Ive been to 3 parties and cauggt up with friends from Queensland all without a beer. The fact I have to even write about that is slightly concerning. Still ive done two weeks come this time tomorrow and anything...
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Keeping lean, feeling mean.

Two weeks without alcohol was a challenge I signed mysekf in for. Its been easy in many ways and temping in others. Ive been to 3 parties and cauggt up with friends from Queensland all without a beer. The fact I have to even write about that is slightly concerning. Still ive done two weeks come this time tomorrow and anything...
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I don't believe years are for or against you. I believe you make your own luck. The universe can throw some pretty hard curve balls at you and you roll with the punches. Never give up and never give in.

Having said that, 2013 was a pretty great year, filled with migration, adventure, uncertainty, first birthdays, last days, hobbit holes, new friends, reacquainted old...
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31st December

5.02am

Scotland Island, NSW

Morning comes quickly. I awoke at 4.48am in the faint light of dawn. Kookaburras were laughing in the trees all around. There are no streetlights here and it is almost of the grid. Almost, not quite. There is a low growling in the distance, some animal of the bush, wild and untamed makes it's way across...
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