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.

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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 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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New York Memories of the eighties

On Memories, New York and Change

I love New York. Not so much that I’ve got the T-shirt but I really do love New York, so many memories were made there. I worked inConnecticut for six-months

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I don't fit in

Confessions of a Misfit: 35 Ways I Don’t Fit In

Do you feel as if you don’t fit in? I do and recently I learned a startling thought from various unrelated sources. Apparently everyone else feels the same way.

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british seaside holidays

Happy Holidays by the Great British Seaside

My childhood home in Leicestershire is reputed to be as far from the sea as you can get in England. Maybe that’s why I loved the ocean and

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Annabel Candy, Australian Travel Blogger

Is Candy my Real Name or Not?

Life’s complicated isn’t it? But most people at least know what their name is. Sometimes though, I’m not quite sure. Often if I go to the library or

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First kiss story, France

My First Kiss: Love Lessons Learnt in France

We met at sunset in the south of France. My breath stilled as he sat down on the swing next to me. His dark , Mediterranean eyes and shy smile won me over but, with his red hair and

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The year that was

The Year That Was: 2011

Do you often wish you could get more done? Or feel that time is being wasted? I can never decide if I’m an under-achiever or an over-achier which probably means I’m stuck in the middle

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