DIY Christmas Wreath

DIY Bay Leaf Christmas Wreath - CollectivelyME.net

We are having our first Christmas together as a married couple in chilly old England, which is a bit of a shock to the system compared to Christmas in Australia. The cold has put me off a bit (it’s meant to be 25-30 C, not 5 C) so to help me […]

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My Big Day and Le Baron Rouge Paris

My birthday in paris at le baron rouge

This year my birthday was definitely one to remember. After spending a month in Greece island hopping and drinking cocktails on the beach, we realised that I was going to spend my big day (the day we fly from Greece) travelling back to the UK with no real plan. I […]

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On The Rocks – Ios

Relax, infinity pool, beautiful, Ios greece, greece, on the rocks, collectivelyme.net

We have just stayed in amazing accommodation in Ios, The House On The Rocks, Greece. So amazing that I want to tell you all about it so that you too can have the opportunity to experience it. Before I get started I just wanted to let you know that as […]

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Copenhagen on A Budget

Nyhavn Copenhagen

So if you’ve been following my posts, you’ll know that we are on a big 18 months trip.  If not, we’re on an 18 month trip travelling all around Europe & the UK!! We’ll be travelling on a budget so we’re keeping pretty close tabs on the finances. The first […]

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Travel Insurance Is Key

Why you should fly Etihad & how I had fat ankles for 3 days after!

  Why Is It Key? Travel insurance helps to give you peace of mind & allows you to go off & have adventures & still be protected if something does go wrong. Luckily I personally have never had to make a claim on my insurance, touch wood. But I have […]

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How to make the Perfect Pickle

Check out this super tasty Pickled cucumber recipe!

“I’ve got a Pickle, I’ve got a Pickle, I’ve got a pickle, hey, hey, hey, hey!” And you will too after giving this tasty recipe a go. This year I’ve decided to give the gift of homemade goods. And these yummy pickles are up on the top of my list. […]

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Pesto Meatballs

Super tasty pesto meatballs are great in a chicken broth or a hamburger patty

We are currently on a serious budget with the wedding coming up and our trip overseas. This month we’ve challenged ourselves with living off what’s in the fridge & cupboard & only spending $50/wk (or less) on groceries. This would be fine if at the same time I wasn’t trying […]

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5 Places To Cool Off In Cairns, Tropical North Queensland!

5 Places To Cool Off In Cairns, Tropical North Queensland!

About 2 years ago I got back from living in Tropical North Queensland. I spent the better part of five years living in Cairns and I absolutely loved it. I loved the lifestyle, the social life, diving on the reef, exploring the rainforests, and hunting for the next swimming hole. […]

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5 Gifts For The Modern Age Guy

5 Gifts For The Modern Man Who Has Everything

The Man Who Has Everything If you’re like me, you probably struggle to find gifts for men, & think it’s getting harder and harder to buy them a gift be it for Valentine’s day or any other gift giving occasion. These days the modern man seems to be ‘the man […]

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5 Ways To See The Big Game If You Don’t Have Tickets!

other options when you don't have tickets for gameday

So I’ve grown up in a family that loves the Cricket, Rugby Union, AFL & Tennis. Every summer the cricket or tennis is on the TV and every winter would be the footy. Now you’d think growing up surrounded by this would make me an avid viewer, well, you’re wrong. […]

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