• Life

    World Happiness Report 2019

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Sorry guys but gotta make this one short and snappy today, chiefly because we’ve got a couple of friends over for dinner and we are GROSSLY unprepared. But that’s why UberEats exist right? Right. Anyway, before they come, I thought I’d share this pretty cool report I found surfing the inter-webs. It’s the World Happiness Report 2019 which highlights which countries’ citizens are the “happiest”. The survey, conducted by Gallup, uses a three-year rolling average of survey responses around six factors: GDP per capita; social support; life expectancy; freedom to make life choices; generosity; and corruption levels. And no surprises here with the Scandinavians all well…

  • Life,  Work

    7 Ways to Handle a Hard Day

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Oh WHAT a turd of a week it’s been guys. It’s weeks like this one when I just wanna come home after a HARD day’s work and, to quote a scholar “make sweet, tender love with my baby, and cry in her arms until we fall asleep”. Hahahaha, that scholar makes me laugh. But truth be told, it has been a trying week. Got a couple of urgent deadlines due as well as a FLOOD of maintenance requests for multiple properties, on TOP of not sleeping well AND feeling under the weather. Boohoo to TheFrugalSamurai – he’s doing it tough. But I am determined to not…

  • Life

    Regret, I’ve had a few

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes What’s up everyone! Hope we’re all having an AWESOME weekend. What’d you guys get up to? Man, tell you what, I am so glad this heatwave in Sydney has passed. It got so hot sometimes that I actually couldn’t function as a human being… I think that’s when you know you need a time-out. When self-immolation turns from an interesting Wikipedia article into reality. I was reading in the news that mid-week, the 15… yes FIFTEEN hottest places on the planet were in Australia… Love it. And so I came to find myself on Friday afternoon in the local Westfields (shopping centre) having a spot of…

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    What I learnt during the Melbourne Cup!

    And they’re off! “GALLOP, GALLOP”, “NEIGH, NEIGH” That’s the sound that stops a nation. Here in Australia, every first Tuesday of November, we have the world famous Melbourne Cup – a $6.2 million horse race which is watched all around the globe. It only lasts about 3 minutes, but the amount of money spent betting on this race day amounts to around half a billion. Strewth! Half a billion! What’s more is that you hear stories of the wins and success stories of the successful punters STRAIGHT after. “The big winners were everywhere on Cup day. One lucky punter has come away with $151,255 from a $50 boxed trifecta. Another…

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    Watch out! Here comes $30 million!

    A special shout-out this week to my friend Bugzy, he’s fallen on tough times and has commented on this blog a couple of times. “I just want to sail off to find Atlantis and exotic treasures and hot bar maids” he said to me this week. Poor guy “shakes head” – REALLY doing it tough right now. You know what would help him? $30 million. That’s right – $30 million is the megadraw for the Oz Lotto sweepstakes on Tuesday. I remember because a few work colleagues were remarking about it last week and my mum reminded me over the weekend. “Make sure you buy a ticket – you will…