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Hello dear,

I hope you’re doing well. ๐Ÿ™‚ I still haven’t given you my Indaba shenanigans story yet, but I do promise it’s coming!

Until then, bear in mind thisย month’s quote, which is remembering that you can choose to rise above the nonsense happening around you.

 

Rise above (C) Celestine Chua (Flickr)

 

Check back soon, I’ll have more posts on the way!
Ja ne,
Daughter of Dreams

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Helloย darlings,

I hope you’re all enjoying this month of amor. ^_^

February’s quote is by Peaceful Warrior.

 

No ordinary moments (C) Celestine Chua (Flickr)

 

Remember to enjoy all of the moments given to you in life!

Until next time,

DOD

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Teatime by Tico24 (Flickr - attribution)

Gosh, it’s been almost a month since I last posted – eek! And no, there are no pictures for this post because I’m feeling lazy (if you could only hear my heart-wrenching cough you’d forgive me). You can however check out my newly added twitter feed on the right hand ย side … somewhere …it is showing, right? The text for inserting the widget was a wee bit confusing since it told me to add my handle in too on the help page #epic fail. Once I figured out that it was only the number string for the id that the widget wanted, I was A for away … I think. ^_~

Where am I? Well, I’m now sitting at home, cuddled up in a fluffy microfiber blanket, drinking a piping hot (and yucky) med lemon for my current cold – hubby’s not to blame – though he did have it first – as he did his best to avoid me, but I’m persistent and I love kisses! ^_~

So I lied, here’s another picture for you. Click on it to read a cool post on writers block.

Crushed dreams, crumpled paper. By photosteve101 (Flickr attribution)

What have I been up to? Well, I did a brief stint as a freelance travel writer on my off-hours from work, only to be nicely told by my directors (after I told them about it – smart or stupid, you decide) that I’m technically not allowed to do any freelance travel writing *facepalms*. So no building up to become a world-famous travel writer, or build my Google authorship credentials in my down time (which in turn would have helped the company credentials coming full circle for symbiosis, but alas, they think it will detract from my writing for them). ย As it stands, any freelance work outside of travel writing is fine since it’s not in direct conflict with my awesome day job. Oh catch 22 how I do love you.ย On that note, anyone want some freelance blogging on lifestyle, fitness, home & garden or gadgets? I can also do editing, ghostwriting, and proof reading (and am a sci-fi and fantasy nut)! ๐Ÿ˜€

In hindsight, since it wasn’t expressly forbidden in my contract, but it was murky enough, I could should have checked before accepting the awesome out-of-the-blue offer to do it, but cest la vie as they say in France. Now I know, and hey, that’s how life works sometimes. No hard feelings on any side, I got a brief taste of what freelancing was like, and a nice reminder my travel writing is decent (insert heroic pose here).

I’m pretty sure half the reason I considered freelancing (the other half was monetary since hubby and I want to buy property) was because I spend 80% of my day doing website admin and reviews, and just under 15% on writing and researching. So yes, my posts on my work blog haven’t been dazzling inspirations, but a lot of them have been in the making for the last few months, so at least they’re now out there. I miss writing over 5 posts a day – I rocked at it, but as the company grows, more time is devoted to admin. Le sigh.

All the work/writing stuff aside, I’m happy to say that hubby and I had an awesome time in Hermanus with our friends. I’m a bit ashamed to say that it was my first trip out to that fantastic whale-watching town, but I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend away, and now know how to ย make a burger from scratch (so it tastes amazing!). If you’re in the area, check out the restaurant Coco’s, and try to catch the amazing (I fell in love with them) Gypsy James. If you head to the club around the corner (Stratos / Strios?) you can enjoy some decent music and dancing (and watch incredibly talented street children jamming along to the beats outside, they won’t say no to any coins you may give them when you exit the club out the front).

Well, that’s it from me today. I’m going to go back to some Facebook games, and then climb into a warm bed. If the rain lets up in the week, you may get to see some photo’s from around town. I’ve been thinking of entering into the 365 days photography challenge, but need to first practice my shots for a bit. ^_^

Ja ne till next time.

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Good day world,

Today, on this monumental occasion of my 25th Birthday, I’ve decided to start you, in the hopes that I will find some kind of willpower to keep you going (yes, I realise this is not the best way to start a post, but hey, I figure people should know …)ย  for those who don’t know me, through my relatively short time on earth I’ve started 3 other blogs. The first of which began half-way through high school, the second in America, and the third about a year ago. Sadly through the years I’ve neglected all of them quite horribly (abandoned may be a better word).

On reflection as to why they were abandoned, I can only plead lack of motivation and a general distrust of throwing information about myself haphazardly onto the internet.

However, since I’m now technically an adult *insert small whimper* I feel I should shoulder the responsibility of sticking with something (other than my wonderful family and husband), even when I don’t know what to say… or rather write about.

Cloud streaked skies, with cool waters below. (C) Roseanna McBain

And on the days I’m particularly verbose, I hope to provide wonderful witty insights, interesting tips, and hopefully write posts that will appeal to people of all ages, genders and nationalities.

After all, when you boil everything down and then throw it out of the picture, we’re all human beings, and as such, should treat each person we meet *including bums, bergies, homeless people and opposing sports teams* with a quiet dignity and respect. We are after all, judged on how we act and appear, and what better way for something positive to be picked up, than for everyone to start treating others how they’d like to be treated (I’m talking to all the Xenophobes out there).

Its easier to get angry in response to things, and much harder to remain calm. So, I vote to remove the word “race” from referencing those not from our culture *after all, the only race that really matters is the HUMAN race*, and we should all start afresh, with hearts and minds opened wide, in order to be appreciate the little things in life. Like water, sunshine, the smell right before and after it rains, and our own communities of friends, family and neighbours.

….

Whoopie Goldberg, Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonald at the UN discussing human rights.

Battlestar Galactica at the UN.

Now I’ve re-read this, I see I’m a little preachy, but hey, who cares, no ones really reading this yet :p And those who have stumbled across my site somehow, welcome. Here’s a link to something I find incredibly inspirational, BSG at the UN, discussing human rights. Yes, I loved this show, and in my mind it runs as a tie with Firefly (my all time FAVORITE scifi show).

To end *again, something you should never say when writing, but I’m being adventurous* there’s a couple of pics of me through the years. If you’re gonna comment on them, be nice, I bruise easily! :p

Working on making "The Eyes".

Me and my brother and my mom ๐Ÿ™‚

My mom, dad and me.

My mom, dad and me! Also, the last time you’ll see my honey golden hair :p

My awesome Bro, when he still had a fringe.

My awesome brother Luke, back when he still had a fringe.

Fun in the sun.

Myself, with my big sis Barbara, Jeanieve and Leandi, in Vero Beach, Florida.

Mac is an awesome guy I met my first season in the states, and we've remained good friends through the years.

Myself and Mac hanging out.

I went and was a part of it, New York, New York! If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere ...

Starts humming: I went and was a part of it, New York, New York! If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere … it’s up to me, New York, New Yooork! :p

Hanging out on the Boulevard.

Myself at the beach in Jersey. *Sigh* a perfect day!

Dancing to "Sweet Talk Radio - Dotted Lines" on our wedding day. It was like something out of a fairytale! :D

Me and my Mr. at our wedding, dancing to our first song as hubby and wife.

So Ja ne, Au revoir, Totsiens, Hasta Maรฑana
or as I like to say,
Until next time,
Daughter of Dreams ^_~

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