Personal Writing

Personal writing, funny writing and quirky personal stories that are guaranteed to make you smile and keep you looking on the bright side of life.

Unplanned Pregnancy

18 Years After an Unplanned Pregnancy

When the little blue line appeared on the home pregnancy test kit I cried. It seemed as if my carefree life was over and that, belatedly, at the age of 29 I would finally be wrenched into adulthood. I was right.

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Moving  house

Moving House

Not so long ago I was pondering the benefits of travelling light through life and now I’m being forced to lighten my load. After ten years of renting we have bought our first home

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changed My Life

Someone Who Changed My Life

When I was 18 I left school and home to begin my independent adult life and world travels. It didn’t start off well. My first job was nanny for a family in France. Let’s just say that they were horrid. My second

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Australian travel blogger

Best of 2015

I made grand plans for 2015. So how did it pan out? My Writing Plans wereshot to pieces. I still need to write my 52 Exercises

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Formative Experiences in travel

Formative Experiences: Family Holidays

“A formative experience is one that strongly influenced you, like the first time youwent to the beach and decided, from that

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Grand plans for 2015

Making Grand Plans for 2015!

I’m following Chris Guillebeau’s lead and by writing a review of last year and a plan for the year head. My plans are ambitious (hence the Grand Plans headline!) but better to

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Nice Idea?

There’s an Eminem quote being circulated widely at the moment which you may have seen:

“I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual

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Party in the Penthouse!

Party in the Penthouse! And Other Problogger Event Highlights

When Mantra Hotels mentioned they would be hosting me and my travel blogging buddy Seana in their Sun City, Surfer’s Paradise

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Online image and women by Annabel Candy

Online Image for Women With Before and After Photos

We had a huge basket filled with costumes, outfits and my mum’s old fifties-style petticoats and skirts when I was a

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Jobs to pay for Travel

7 Jobs I’ve Done to Pay for My Travels

All I’ve ever wanted to do is write and travel but since neither of them pay well I’ve had to get creative in my quest to fund

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Things I'm grateful for on my birthday

46 Things I’m Grateful for on My Birthday

It’s a scientifically proven fact that keeping a gratitude journal makes you feel happier so when I was given a gratitude

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My First Best Friend and Your Most Important Personal Story

My First Best Friend and Your Most Important Personal Story

I’d love to rewrite history and tell you a cute personal story about my first best friend. It would be a story about little girls playing hopscotch, plaiting each other’s

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How to Tell People the Truth About Yourself

How to Tell People the Truth About Yourself

Blogging is great. Becoming a public figure, albeit on a very small scale not so much because unintentionally me, my name and my blog have now become

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Dingley Hall

Time Travel Photos: Growing Up in Dingley Hall

One of the best things about living at Dingley Hall was seeing the look on friend’s faces when, after you drove up the long driveway and turned the corner

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Why be Happy When You Could Be Interesting?

Why be Happy When You Could Be Interesting?

“You’re really interesting!” I met heaps of new people when I was in Sydney andtwo of them surprised me by saying that, probably because I’ve lived in so

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Author: Annabel Candy