Tag Archives: mondays

Making Mondays Better: Chaos and creative urges

19 Mar

Happy Monday everyone! Here’s a selection of goodies to get you through the week:

Have a great week,

Clare

xx

Making Mondays Better:80s-tastic cartoons and lingering

12 Mar
  • As a child of the eighties, this really resonated with me. Except for me it was Coco Pops – they turn the milk chocolatey!
  • zenhabits discusses the 5 habits that keep you unhealthy. While this is focused on physical health, I think these tips can be applied to any area of your life. Especially number 1 – just start!
  • Reclaim the lost art of lingering. I love lingering in book stores – there’s something about all those books, all those stories I could dip into (if I wanted to) that makes me want to tuck myself away for hours and just indulge. Indulging is important – indulging our dreams, our loves… our selves.
  • Little things make a big difference.
  • One more reason to strive to be your unique self – trying to be liked is just too damn hard.
  • Don’t Panic! Douglas Adams would have turned 60 this weekend.

Have an awesome week my lovelies!

With love,

Clare

Making Monday Better: Thunderstorms and gratitude

27 Feb
  • I love a good summer thunderstorm! Melbourne has sweltered through a horribly humid weekend, and we were well overdue some serious cloud action. Last night the lightning started about 9pm, huge flashes turning the grey clouds gold from within, but it took a while to really break… by 1am all hell had broken loose though, and we had the most magnificent summer storm. I woke up to cooler air, a fresh, green garden and the wonderful smell of rain. (Source of photo: Jayne Moberly)  
  • The meaning of life according to the ancient Egyptians. Lovely!
  • I’m getting the urge to get rid of stuff right now. There’s something about having a lot of things around me that can make me feel off balance – like I can’t think straight thanks to all the objects that are crowding me. The last really big clear out I had was when I moved from the UK to Oz, but that’s six years ago now, and it’s time for more clarity. So I was delighted to see this pop up on my Google reader. Granted we’re nearly two months into the year, but it’s never too late to start, right? Watch this space for my decluttering tales.
  • Saying thank you is a wonderful thing to do. So wonderful that Leah Dieterich does it everyday. Check out her blog  for reasons to be happy and thankful.
  • I love having 90s-tastic moments thanks to youtube, and this is one of my favourite songs from my university years. Doesn’t matter how many times I listen to it, it’s fabulous.

What’s going to make you smile this Monday?

Making Monday Better: Tea and lols

20 Feb

Ahh, poor Monday. It gets a bad rap you know -it’s the day of the week everyone hates, and it takes all that animosity without even a whisper of complaint.

Therefore in the interests of helping Monday out, I’m starting a weekly Making Monday Better post, with some great links to help you get through the first 24 hours of the week.

  • It’s one of the greatest conundrums to face the obsessive tea-drinker – what should one do in the afternoon? Breakfast is clearly taken care of with the ubiquitous English Breakfast Tea. But after about 11am, when you really can’t claim to be eating breakfast anymore, drinking EBT doesn’t seem quite right. Earl Grey and green tea just don’t do it for me. So I was delighted to find this in my local supermarket.  The clever chaps at Twinnings have created Australian Afternoon Tea (AAT from here on in) – problem solved! Sadly it’s a limited edition, so if you hear reports about obsessive AAT purchasing in Melbourne, you know why…
  • I’m a recent iPhone convert, and I’m loving the iCloud service that comes with it. What I’m particularly excited about is the fact that any photos I take with my phone just magically appear on my Mac – no more hunting around for cables to do a sync once a month (more like whenever I remembered…) like I had to do with my old phone. This is especially valuable when I get pictures of my nieces and nephews MMS’d to me from the UK. I know they’re safe and sound on my computer should anything happen to my phone. Mr L hasn’t upgraded to iCloud, but he uses dropbox to do the same thing.
  • Diving with dolphins or sharks seems to be on a lot of people’s bucket list. If you want to stand out from the crowd, how about diving with… crocodiles? I particularly love the advice about only going near crocs that look friendly towards divers!
  • Still with the BBC, one of my favourite parts of the website is their Day in pictures section. Featuring a few pictures each day, it brings home the human side of the incredible, the amazing and the humbling. My most recent favourite is the little girl sitting on her mum’s lap in the European Parliament, taking part in the vote. Hopefully this little girl will grow up knowing that having women in positions of influence is good for everyone.

Enjoy your week everyone!

With love,

Clare