Here’s something about me…

Here’s some things about me I thought I would share with you all…

  • I go to church (Uniting Church of Australia) and I am a Christian
  • I love my family and friends
  • I work as an administrative officer with the South Australian Government at Domiciliary Care SA
  • I have a really warped sense of humour
  • My favourite SANFL (South Australian National Football League) team is North Adelaide, aka the Roosters
  • My favourite AFL (Australian Football League) team is the Adelaide Football Club, aka the Crows
  • I enjoy watching the cricket and I follow both the Australian Cricket team and the Westend Redbacks (the South Australian Cricket team)
  • I am an animal lover and I hate cruelty to animals
  • If talking was an Olympic sport, I could talk for Australia
  • People call me a good listener
  • I enjoy people watching
  • I learn a lot just by observing people and listening to conversations if I am not actively participating in them
  • I love a spectacular sunrise or sunset that’s filled with vibrant colours
  • I enjoy going to the beach and going for walks along the beach
  • I love gadgets and technology, whether it’s owning them or reading about them
  • I enjoy talking with elderly people, we can learn so much about life and living from them if we just take the time to listen to their stories and what they have to share
  • I’m interested in many causes whether it be different charities, community groups, the underpriviledged, human rights, the environment

This list is to be continued… I can’t tell you all about me in one post, can I???

Thanks for reading


Stop and Smell the Roses… or the Coffee…

Last year I turned the big 4-0, it wasn’t an “earth shattering” occasion that it is for many people when they turn 40, I just took it in my stride since we all have to get older if we are lucky enough to be given the opportunity to do so. Turning 40, however, did get me thinking… it got me thinking and it definitely got me asking.

On the day I turned 40, one of the questions I asked myself was, “where did that time go?” It only felt like just a few short years ago I had finished high school but that was over 20 years ago now and high school was over 25 years ago when I left there to go to high school but it just didn’t seem that long ago but yet it was that long ago.

Another thing that hit me when I turned 40, was that I’m getting closer to middle age. That can definitely be a real scary thought if you let it be, and I’ll admit it even scared me just a little bit.

One thing is for certain, I’m looking forward to getting older and all that comes with the ageing process. Correction. If I’m being honest, I am looking forward to getting older and seeing the changes that happen but I’m not looking forward to the body breaking down due to the ageing process. You can do the maintenance and the exercising to prevent ageing but genetics does play a big part in ageing as well.

Yes, it does appears that the saying is true… “The older you get, the quicker the years pass you by”. So, everyone, can you please do me a favour, and stop wishing the day to go faster or the time to go faster? It goes fast enough the older you get. Believe me! haha

One of my friends calls me “the Wise Owl”, even though she’s older than me, I guess I must have lived enough life for her to ask me my advice on certain things or to ask what my viewpoint is on a particular issue. I love that she can ask me for advice too, I’m just not quite so sure on the “Wise Owl” title she gives me before she asks 😉

The last 40 years went by quickly, so I guess the next 10 years when I reach my 50th birthday, if I am lucky enough to reach that milestone, will go just as quickly. All I can say is, bring it on 🙂 I can’t wait to see what the next decade will bring me!

Until next time


Things I learn…

I’ve learned a lot of things in life. One of the many things I have learned, is that if you have a can of drink that has been shaken or dropped, you just tap the bottom of a drink can several times and the contents in the can will settle so that you can open it. That is all well and good for a regular soft drink but if you tap the bottom of a diet drink… it just doesn’t work and when you do open the can, you end up with soft drink going EVERYWHERE!!!

In future I’m still going to tap the bottom of that can of diet drink but then I’ll be putting the can down somewhere and wait for a while for the contents to settle BEFORE I open that can!

That is something I have learned…