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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Reviewing The Skies | Etihad

etihad review, flying with etihad by collectivelyme.net. All opinions are my own

I promised you a review on Etihad in my post The Tickets Are Booked, so here it is. We have now been on our flights and we were quite impressed. They were probably the easiest and hassle-free flights I’ve been on. I feel like something always seems to go wrong […]

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A Different Tack

Is it odd that my inspiration to start writing for my blog again has come from watching a movie about one of America’s greatest writers? I suppose it’s not really that odd. If you can’t get inspiration from a famous writer, then where can you? I’m currently sitting here at […]

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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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Believe In Yourself

To achieve your dreams you need to believe in yourself. These are a couple of tips to help you get there

The date is set, the tickets are booked, the planning is underway. I am finally going on my overseas adventure, and I am so so so very excited because I’ll also be sharing it with my husband! Well, he will be my husband by the time we leave. I’ve had […]

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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 Things I Learnt From Doing A Semi-Private Gym Program

5 things I learnt from doing a gym program

  My Bad Christmas Christmas was pretty bad for me in terms of over-eating and lack of exercise. But the worst thing about it was I knew I was doing it and I didn’t care because again I knew I was kick-starting the year with a 28-day high-intensity semi-private gym […]

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Bradleys Head Reserve – Bushwalking in the City

A beautiful walk in the heart of the city

  Bradleys Head Reserve Last Thursday the Fiance and I got up nice and early to go get some pretty shots of the sunrise, and to kill two birds with one stone (slightly brutal, I know) we decided to explore the Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk. For me this is […]

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Burnt Caramel Upside Down Cake

A cake that's as good as a dessert! Give it a try, It's definitely one of my favourites!

It’s now the season of sunshine, fun at the beach, holidays, parties, BBQs, and stone fruit (which has been turned in to an upside down cake)! Stone fruit is one of those foods that around my pubescent and just post pubescent (yep, I went there) stages I didn’t like, along with […]

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