This is Queensland: Hervey Bay

This is Queensland: Hervey Bay

Sponsored by Events and Tourism Queensland When you first drive into Hervey Bay you’re struck by how perfectly manicured everyone’s lawns are. So much pride is taken in this seaside town. And then when you walk down to the harbour, it’s the blue of the ocean which imprints forever in your mind....
The B Word: Business of weight loss

The B Word: Business of weight loss

I have the lost the same 15 kilos about five times now. Once I lost it with Weight Watchers. Once I lost it with pilates and the gym. Once I lost it by going on a diet of heartache, wine and cigarettes. Once I lost it by cutting out all...
Memory: The land

Memory: The land

I will never forget driving down the driveway for the first time. It was lush and green and I could hear the kookaburras laughing in the gums. Twiggy and I had just got married and had decided to move back to Adelaide and start our new life together. We wanted...
Wobbly Week 17 - Weight Loss Tips

Wobbly Week 17 – Weight Loss Tips

First off I need to tell you all that I have no qualifications in this area. These are just some of the things I’ve done that have helped me to lose (nearly) 10 kilos. I’m still 5 kilos off being considered obese, according to my BMI. And at this stage,...
Downtown

Downtown

There was something about the smell of the roller skating rink I loved – sweat, hot chips, rubber and sweet smelling teen deodorant all rolled into one. It was always darker than the outside world; floor and ceiling fluoro lights would ensure the rink had a dull glow about it,...
Time Goes By

Time Goes By

There’s a house I used to live in when I was a kid. I still drive past it. Mostly it was just Mum and I living there, sometimes it was a revolving share house of friends, family and kids in crises care. You could say my childhood was not your...
The Mirena Disaster

The Mirena Disaster

WARNING: This post contains graphic descriptions about blood loss and may offend some people. Do not read it if you are easily offended. I have chosen to write about my experience because no-one warned me about what might happen and I’ve had many questions about the Mirena and frankly, it’s...
The Baby Belly

The Baby Belly

This post is hard for me to write because I spend so much time trying to hide what I am about to show you. I’m going to do this because I am so angry. I am so angry at the extraordinary amount of pressure on women to lose their “baby...
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The B Word: The Terror

The B Word: The Terror

After each terror attack I go through a period of uneasy, irrational racism. Repeated news stories flashing up faces of the accused. Front pages dedicated to remembering the dead. Talk back filled with calls of hatred, directed at entire religions and cultural backgrounds. Racial profiling of the worst kind. It could happen to you, is...
Wobbly Week 35 - Spring in my step

Wobbly Week 35 – Spring in my step

The sun is finally warm again. It’s not just fooling us with her rays. Birds dart about through the blossom filled trees. It’s green and lush. And with the change in seasons comes a renewed spring in my step. Winter cradled me in darkness. It whispered to me, you can’t do it. The cold enveloped my...
Wobbly Week 34 - Feed the soul

Wobbly Week 34 – Feed the soul

Sometimes you just have to stop everything and feed your soul. That would sum up my week. It started with whale watching at Hervey Bay, thanks to Events and Tourism Queensland, and ended with leftover gelato. The middle can only be summed up by saying there were two birthdays, a visit to the Royal Adelaide...
How Oscar Wilde helped me fold washing

How Oscar Wilde helped me fold washing

This post is brought to you by Nuffnang and Audible.com.au I have to admit I’ve never listened to podcasts or audiobooks before. I’ve always preferred to read books. If I’ve wanted sound, which is less these days since I’ve had three kids, I generally prefer to listen to music. When I was told about Audible.com.au, which...
Wobbly Week 33 - The Conference

Wobbly Week 33 – The Conference

Apologies to my Wobbly readers. I have just returned from one week away attending a professional blogging conference called Problogger, followed by a few days at Hervey Bay courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland. It’s been a jam-packed time filled with lots of networking, learning new skills, reenergising, amazing experiences and laughter. So much laughter....
Wobbly Week 32 - Take the pressure down

Wobbly Week 32 – Take the pressure down

I always thought only wankers drunk decaf, but as I write today’s post I am doing just that - drinking my first ever decaf coffee. Of course many of you have already come to the conclusion that I am in fact a wanker, long ago, but if you’ve been reading this Wobbly series you’d know I’m always...
Wobbly Week 31 - Like a goldfish

Wobbly Week 31 – Like a goldfish

I started this Wobbly journey with small changes, some of them I still do. I no longer put sugar in my coffee or tea. I no longer have a glass of wine most nights. I’m trying to cut that back even more still, but I’m a work in progress. I do at least one exercise...
Wobbly Week 30 - Problogger. More like Problobber.

Wobbly Week 30 – Problogger. More like Problobber.

I’m off to the big blogging conference Problogger in a couple of weeks in Queensland. It’s the first time I’ve been and I’ve had it marked in the diary for months. Alongside the date I had also typed in a weight goal. It was an integral part of my Wobbly journey. I had looked at the...
Wobbly Week 29 - The Photo

Wobbly Week 29 – The Photo

As I was putting on my shoes yesterday I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. Far out, I’m back where I started. I don’t want to be back here again. My tummy has multiple rolls, my chins multiple and my arse is huge. I feel sluggish again. I ache when I get out of...
Wobbly Week 28 - Things I've Done

Wobbly Week 28 – Things I’ve Done

Rather than go on and on about the fact I have not lost any weight for an eternity and am still struggling to get back into it with dedication and longevity I am going to reflect on the things I’ve done since starting this Wobbly journey. So here it goes. Things I’ve done: 1 –...
Stop Judging Me

Stop Judging Me

It takes me about one minute to take a photo, slap on a filter, add a caption and chose which social media channel to share it on. The same to write a Tweet  or update my Facebook status. It takes someone double that to have a go at me for using my phone. Stop it....
Wobbly Week 27 - Reflection

Wobbly Week 27 – Reflection

It’s been a week of reflection and self preservation. A time of great sadness. Insurmountable grief beamed into our lounge rooms, filling the airwaves and flashing up on screens. Newspapers splashed with tears. Families torn apart. Weeks like these require pulling those you love tight. It demands of you an acute sense of life. Gratefulness....