May 2009

Me and My Gorgeous Geek

Why I'll Always Backup My Work From Now On

Last week I got robbed and stranded at the beach wearing only a bikini a couple of sizes too small, then this week my computer died. Funny story where I learn

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Daylight Robbery in Australia

I’ve been feeling a bit lonesome this week. I’m now six months into my new life in Australia and I think anyone who’s moved overseas will know this feeling: the newness

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A Winters Weekend in Noosa, Queensland

Winter in Queensland? They don’t know the meaning of the word! It’s almost mid-winter here in Queensland but we’re still getting out in the water and enjoying

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Controversial Dog in Booties

Shaggy Dog Story From the RSPCA, Noosa

My favorite contest, and the most fiercely contested category, was the “Owner and Dog Most Lookalike Contest”. The winner went to a Jack Russell and his

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Give Fear the Finger and Feel Fine

OK, I confess, when it comes to giving fear the finger it’s not all plain sailing. When people ask me what I do, I want to tell them I’m a writer, but often I chicken

“I’m doing some writing at the moment.” I’ll say, looking shifty. So I’m definitely still battling that fear of failure, the fear of ridicule.

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Give Fear the Finger For Good

Feeling scared? Try this quick experiment. First ask yourself what’s the worst thing that can happen if you do overcome your fears and follow your dream. Then

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Give Fear the Finger, and Live the Life You Want

There’s one major hurdle that stops us from achieving our dreams. Fear. In particular, the fear of failure. Jump on the In the Hot Spot bandwagon and get rid of your fears so you can start living the life you want.

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In the Hot Spot is What?

The main aim of my writing this blog is to inspire other people to follow their dream of traveling by following my own dream to write.

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Don't Give Up the Day Job?

Here are a couple of photos taken at Australia Zoo that I couldn’t fit into my article, Sunshine Coast Tourist Guide: Australia Zoo. I could even expand on this theme and compile a book called “Why Animals Don’t Need Mascara (Apart from Reptiles)” Enjoy!

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Sunshine Coast Tourist Guide: Australia Zoo

A definite highlight of any visit to the Sunshine Coast has to be Australia Zoo, home of the late ‘Crocodile Hunter’, Steve Irwin. Thankfully, his wife, Terri plus kids Bindi and Bob are very much alive and kicking and continue to own and run the zoo as well as live there. Well, probably not in the zoo exactly, but, as far as I can make out, just behind it.

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