Life Without A Car…For Now

Warning: This post contains images of car damage that may cause distress to some. Please be aware that no serious injury or fatality resulted from these accidents.

The Mister and I live just 9 kilometres south of the Melbourne CBD. When we were looking for a new place four years ago, adequate transport connections within walking distance of our house was paramount. We found a place that fit the bill just nicely: the tram is ~300m, the bus is ~500m, and the train is 800m. For the second time in 2.5 years, The Mister and I are currently without a private mode of transport after our car was written off just two days after our wedding. Needless to say, we are incredibly thankful for these public transport connections yet again as we face life without a car.

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Wedding Week Guest Post Series: Katie Writes Stuff

Welcome, Katie from Katie Writes Stuff!

Hello there! My name is Katie and I hail from the hopefully self-explanatory blog, Katie Writes Stuff. The lovely Hollie invited me to write a guest post on her blog while she is busy preparing for what I am sure will be an amazing wedding and I was more than delighted to accept. This means we are probably doing the blog equivalent of awkwardly standing around while our hostess is off fetching the tea and cakes but I’m sure we’ll be able to make conversation because if we’re all fans of Alexie RicRac, then we must have plenty in common.

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Vintage Wedding: Friday Finds #11

As you can imagine, with only thirty days until The Mister and I say ‘I Do’, my head is consumed by all things wedding. Whether it’s trying to figure out place settings, song lists, worry about whether or not I’ve put on a little bit too much winter padding for my dress (that’s another post altogether)…whatever it is, if it’s wedding related you can guarantee it has, is, or will be running through my mind at a million miles an hour. Today I bring to you some of Etsy’s finest vintage wedding finds – but they aren’t strictly wedding!

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GoGet: Sharing is caring

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.

In February, I volunteered at the Sustainable Living Festival for my second (of what I hope to be many) consecutive year. This year’s festival theme was ‘Beat the Heat’, rather ironic really given that our summer was almost non-existent (a testament to climate change, perhaps?), and some days, under the big marquee that was the festival hub, we were screaming out for the heat to leave us alone. There were a number of displays at the festival hub, including a car from GoGet. The hub’s supervisor, Carolyn, had been speaking with the GoGet guy and knowing that I am keen on sustainability and that I was looking for work, she informed him about me, and then me about him when I returned, and told me to chat with him the next day to see if he might have any work going. That GoGet guy, Chas, we had a great chat, and within a couple of weeks, I became a GoGet employee. Almost six months later, I love working as a brand ambassador for GoGet as a part of their Melbourne Street Team. It’s true, I love my job and yes, I am one of those people who stand on a street in Melbourne handing out fliers to people, but you know what, it’s one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. Why? Because I get to plant the seed and educate people about the amazing benefits of car sharing.

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DIY Natural Home Cleaning Solutions: Part 1A – Kitchen

Weekends over the last little while have been crisp and sunny and have inspired The Mister and I to really get on top of our housework. Saturdays have been spent doing the laundry, washing the dishes (we do these more frequently than just weekly!), tidying up, and other general chores. Throw in the added pressure of completing my degree, our house was sparkle-arkle-arkling! Let’s face it, there’s nothing more satisfying than procrastinating and cleaning your house instead of studying. Okay, maybe wasting time in other ways is also good, but I always feel fabulous once our house is neat and tidy. Tidy home = tidy mind, or something like that.

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Vintage Hats on Etsy: Friday Finds #9

For a long time now, I’ve been dreaming of beautiful vintage hats. I don’t have any in my collection as yet, but I hope to rectify that situation sooner rather than later. Whenever I’m shopping in op shops and vintage stores, I am like a moth to the flame with hats. I’ve never found the perfect one to start my collection, but one day I’ll be inspired and fall in love with one and won’t be able to part with it, so I’ll give it a new home.

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A Royal Night Out: Friday Finds #6

Victory in Europe (V.E.) Day, 8 May 1945: The Nazis Surrender. War is over, and Europe is celebrating. Two excited young ladies plead with their parents to celebrate on the streets of London with the rest of the city. Their father finally agrees: “Let them go, this might be the only chance she gets.”

Seventy years later, to mark the release of ‘A Royal Night Out’, today’s Friday Finds recreates the costumes similar to those worn by Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret as seen in the ‘A Royal Night Out’ preview.

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