Everything Around Me

A blog about everything around me

  1. I have purchased a car

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    I’m currently 26 years years old, and it has taken me until now to buy my first car. It was not a decision I took lightly, but having spent 8 years holding a full drivers license and having never technically owned a car, I felt the time was now. So why did I decide now […]

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  2. Guide to public transport in Melbourne

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    Having moved to Australia and giving away or selling all of my worldly possessions, I am car-less and therefore must travel on public transport. I actually haven’t owned a car in the UK for quite some years, but that’s neither here nor there. However, I didn’t really need to use public transport in the UK, […]

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  3. Inspired by a letterer

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    Way back (1 year ago) when I was working as the Digital Marketing Manager for Creode, I came across a really interesting website about a proposal/wedding, which featured some parallax scrolling – a bit of a web trend at the time. I was impressed by the website and thought it was a nice way to announce […]

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  4. I move a lot!

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    Moving seems to be something that happens a lot to me, and I assume it’s by choice. Although, I really don’t enjoy moving. I like change, but the physical activity of moving all of your shit from one location to another is such a hassle. Especially when I was still in the UK, as I […]

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  5. Capture a photo on faith alone

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    I read an article earlier today about disconnecting from the internet, within said article was a brief mention of leaving your phone behind and using an old film style camera to take your photos, thus forcing you to capture a photo on faith alone. This got me thinking about how we now take photos, retaking […]

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  6. We’ll take six snails please

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    Last Thursday my… //erm, friend//(EDIT: girlfriend), Maeve and I went to the Melbourne International Film Festival – MIFF, to see a film called Ilo Ilo, which is an independent Singaporean film set in the 90’s just as the Asian financial crisis hit and follows the story of a family directly affected by this. The main […]

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  7. Ride to Conquer Cancer

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    My boss and I have signed up to cycle over 200km in order to raise money for cancer, specifically the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, which is Australia’s only public hospital dedicated to cancer treatment, research and education. This is an amazing cause and quite a big challenge. DONATE HERE To be able to participate, there […]

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  8. Six months in, what have I done!

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    I thought it was about time I fill you all in on what I have been up to, from start to finish, so this is going to be a longer than normal post. I’ve been living down under for just over 6 months now and originally I was going to keep this blog updated with […]

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  9. Tour de France.

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    You might know I like my cycling, having recently bought this bad boy: Well, the tour de France is about to start this weekend, and to make it a bit more fun, my French friend, Jeremy, and I are having a bit of a fantasy team battle on this site: http://fantasy.road.cc/ (it’s like fantasy football). You basically pick […]

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  10. “Dinner” with 30+ Kiwis

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    The weekend just gone I went to a work friend’s birthday, her 25th she reckons… It was in in Richmond at a place called Mexicali, which is a pretty cool cool little place that, you guessed it, serves Mexican food. Pip, the friend from work, is a notorious alcoholic* ;) so I knew it was […]

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  11. New site, new start

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    So I finally decided to redesign and recode this website/blog, I thought I would go for a really simple, minimalistic approach. I also added a couple of media queries, nothing too complicated, just some that change the text size and hide certain aspects when viewing on a mobile phone. Clever. The new start of this […]

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  12. Moving on…

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    It’s been a long time since I posted something up on my blog. I’m pretty sure my mum is the only one who reads it, but I thought I’d write another post… So, no I’m not still in Shanghai, I made it to Australia back in December, had a lot of amazing times in between […]

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  13. Welcome to Shanghai, Enjoy Your Stay

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    So, I have arrived in Shanghai. I was going to update facebook and twitter, but I couldn’t get on. Can’t even seem to access my Gmail account to send my Mum an email. I’ll assume they are all blocked, in fact I’m pretty sure they are. Anyway, after my 3 hour stop over in Frankfurt […]

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  14. The Journey Begins

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    We’ll start with a bit of a background story. My younger brother, has been living in Australia since February 2012, and it’s fair to say that he it loving it! He has managed to find himself a decent job, from a pay point of view at least, and one that has given him the opportunity […]

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