Flashback, flash forward

Flashback, flash forward

Earlier this week I was tagged by Jana, in a roundabout, Sesame Street sort of way. I gave up trying to post this yesterday when it became clear early on that all I was gonna get from Blogger was a big screw you.

25 years ago I was all about My Little Ponies, ballet and jazz lessons, pretty dresses, Anne of Green Gables, the Mini Pops and playing school in my driveway with my best friend who lived down the street.

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12 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die

Whether you are seeking a gap year destination or something off the beaten path, here are 12 natural wonders you must see before you die. 

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Aldabra Tortoise © by daryl_mitchell

When we speak of wonders of the world, one’s mind travels to the Taj, or the Pyramid of Giza. These are man-made wonders; glorious and definitely must-see, but the natural world holds greater wonders than man will ever be able to create. Here are 12 such natural wonders you absolutely, simply must see before you pass on.

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Being a new student anywhere is tough, and college is no exception

Being a new student anywhere is tough, and college is no exception.  While in college I wanted to meet people and find friends and enjoy my time in college. I wanted to learn how many other students got into college though a GED, as I earned mine via online lessons that I followed for my GED test, I don’t say online learning is bad for you. I am very grateful for online prep but they will not help you with your social life. If you have some solid friends right there by your side you have emotional and psychological support. Making those friends, though, can be the tough part. Some people are lucky and able to make friends easily, yet for others it takes a bit of work.

Although you can make friends any time, it’s easiest in the first couple weeks of school, before many groups of friends become solid. Continue reading Being a new student anywhere is tough, and college is no exception

The Lap of Luxury – a preemptive critique

Luxury fonts were originally designed by Christian Schwartz and available via Orange Italic. I was excited, my family business is jewelry and these typefaces are intended for the upscale market. The type family names are Diamonds, Platinum and Gold, a cinch that I would want to use them. In 2011, House Industries purchased the rights to sell them (at least I think), and added a 3 text weights in the deal. Well, this is a partial review…

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The windows to the soul

Sometimes I get the urge to write about something, and it hits me quickly, almost hard. When I get hit with an urge like that it’s usually to write something about my mother, which at times is easy for me to do and other times is extremely hard. Sometimes I write about her and intend to post the piece, but end up sitting on it instead, because like writing about her, there are times when it’s easy for me to post something about her and times when it almost scares me. And there is a part of me that wonders if you, my readers, get tired of me writing about my mum – yet when I wrote about her recently, I was touched by the supportive comments that were left. I was thinking of how it was to be a teenager, but my mind drifted back to my mother…

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This Is The Blog Post I’ve Wanted To Make For A Long Time

Friday in work was just like any other day. Big delivery came in, we worked it and I did the money and paperwork. Boys were in a mood with each other and no matter how hard I tried to get them to cheer up they still were bitching at each other most of the day. I’m slowly getting used to this, if they’re working a shift together they bounce off each other and create an atmosphere. It’s annoying, but usually by being fun and a bit silly I can manage to bring them back to normality.

The highlight of my day was a visit from my area manager. Usually he doesn’t come into the store when the manager’s off. He doesn’t have a need to speak to supervisors, he deals with the managers most of the time. Turns out he was in the store to speak to me specifically. Office door closed stuff. That always worries me, I thought perhaps I’d made a mistake and failed a test purchase, maybe something else serious?

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Top 5 National Parks in South Africa

Traveling to South Africa with your family would be a wonderful school break opportunity for one of your longer vacation periods.  Highly educational, enjoyable and memorable.

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Kruger National Park © by Franck Photography

When travelling to another country, it is often hard to decide what you will spend your precious time and money on once you’re there. This problem becomes even bigger when you have your precious family to consider.

One of South Africa’s greatest heritages is the wildlife, the birdlife and the rich vegetation. If you want to see all of this in one place, visiting a national park is the best option. Choosing one can be a bit of a minefield, so I have compiled a list of the best national parks South Africa has to offer, to make your decision easier. Most of these parks boast world class safari lodges as well as down to earth camps if you need to stay over during your visit to South Africa.

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