Great Expectations Or Not

 New years resolutions? How to set yourself up for failure.

A couple of days before the end of the year the inevitable question starts being asked.

The magazine cover’s are full off  “How to make a better New Years resolution” or “3 New years resolutions to make a better you” and everybody wants to know what goals you are setting.

Now call me lazy and maybe I am but I am not a believer in New Years resolutions.

I believe in not setting myself up for failure, thank you very much.

My experience is life, in general, often disappoints. People, let you down, your job, it lets you down, your friends, well they let you down too. So I have become a great believer in Never Ever letting myself down.

If I am going to achieve anything then I will do it now. I will not create a list of things to meet in the New Year and then let myself down by not completing them. Please correct me if I am wrong but the majority of New Years resolutions are not realized. These are the usual “Quit Smoking, Drink less, Exercise more or Lose weight, Eat better, Start a sport” type of resolutions. Occasionally I hear of someone AWESOME who has made it their goal to save and travel and actually do travel. More often than not I hear the same resolutions coming from the same people year after year.

About three years ago I decided maybe I was being a cynical biatch and I should become more of a Happy New Year Happy New Year Resolution type[with a twist}. So instead of my usual “I don’t do resolution” response I came up with the “five year New Years Resolution time frame”. I told you there was a twist.

I have always loved the beach, the ocean and things like motor bikes and horse ridding so I decided I was going to learn how to surf. A worthy resolution. And something I still have not done {two years left}. This has of course reinforced my belief

I don’t do New Years Eve Resolutions or Great Expectations

I will not let myself down.

surfingsurfers--hawaii-surfing-yhkc0a0k to these guys for the picture

post written in response to Blogging101 task


The Activist inside Me


I have always had opinions on political situations. Coming from a place like South Africa its hard not to.

I have however never acted on them, that is until now. In Australia we consider our country to be the “lucky one”I wrote about this on my 28th anniversary of being a “lucky” resident and I am going to re-post it here:

“Australia has been my home for  28 years today! I am grateful. I am blessed. Because even though our government is not lawful, our justice system is crooked, our police are corrupt, even though we have a hole in the ozone layer, we have less change at the supermarket, $20 petrol gets you to town for one day instead of to work for a week and water and electricity prices soar I am grateful I am blessed. This is the lucky country. I have electricity, when the sun sets I can still see, that expensive water?it flows hot and strong from my tap, I can go to a supermarket, variety. what choices, when I go outside I can see blue sky and breathe fresh air, I can walk down the road, I don’t need an oxygen mask, I don’t need to run and hide, there are no bombs falling from the sky and I will not be shot today, I am grateful I am blessed No wars, No famine, No extreme violence or poverty or pollution. This is Australia .I am Australian. 28 years ago today I arrived in this lucky country and yes the budget sucks but i think we all must agree as Australians we are blessed and I am grateful”


Now I am still grateful & I am still blessed but and it’s a big BUT I am no longer prepared to blissfully turn a blind eye to what is happening in this lucky country of ours. Australians are known the world over for there laid back easy-going attitudes. The problem with this is our laid back easy-going attitudes are no longer working for us. We are so laid back and easy-going that we are not seeing what is happening to our lucky country right before our Eyes. In order for Australia to continue to be the Lucky Country, Australians must wake up. We must insist on keeping our Lucky Country way of life. We must stand tall and unite.

We must insist on maintaining our rights. So its off to protest I go.

 The repatriation Hospital is the only hospital in South Australia that takes care of our vets and no I don’t mean the animal caring sort I mean Our Veterans. Our Veterans who fought for all of us. Our Veterans who gave us this Lucky Country we so blissfully reside in.


The SA Government wants to close this hospital down. Not Good Enough. So it’s of to protest I go

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Our internet neighbours

Blogging 101 day three tasks is meet your neighbours and follow 5 more blogs
Now anyone who knows me, knows that reading is one of my favourite things
I am never not reading a book
After todays scoot around other blogs I am in Awe.
So much wonderful information and so many
people baring their hearts & souls.
I may just have to take up blog reading and leave the books alone.
There are so many blogs i want to read and just not enough hours in the day.
So here’s 3 cheers to blogging and now Im off to read and follow some more

Me, a year later


And so it begins

Blogging 101 – I do like the challenge

I started blogging last June and I really enjoyed it until life got in the way

This year I am going to make sure that nothing gets in the way and I complete all the tasks

Last year I wrote a blog about who I am, interested? You can read it here
Now 365 days later I write another blog about who i am

365 days, an eternity to a some

a heartbeat, a click of the finger, a blink of an eye

I am glad to say that there have been changes for without change there is no growth

I am nearly 41

I am becoming a political activist

I am joining like-minded people who share my dreams & goals

I am Australian

I read, I laugh, I write, I play

I dream, I try, I shy away

I grow, I learn, I hope, I pray

content to welcome each new day