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Weekend Friday Favourites

I hope you’re having a great weekend! I was meant to start wrapping Christmas presents and those cards I wish I didn’t have to do but are expected this weekend. In true Nat style everything’s sitting unwrapped and unwritten before my last self imposed shipping day next Wednesday. I seem to work better with a little bit of pressure, leaving things to the last minute. I think my Mum’s the same. I still have to find an outfit for next week’s Buff Epic Run a costume, untimed obstacle race. I’ve had about 6 weeks already to come up with an idea. No pressure.

In keeping with last minute, I’m writing this late Sunday evening. Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile this week or caught my eye. Please share in the comments below what’s been making you smile recently or caught your eye!  (more…)

Maori Race Can Zam Santa Coloma

I completed my 3rd obstacle race this year back in November! The Maori Race. A 7km, 30 obstacle race in a more urban setting. I ran my first Maori Race back in June. It wasn’t my intention to join a team. I met 2 other girls on the course and we teamed up for the remainder. None of us knew our names until afterwards! It was great working as team. Less burpees and help with the more tricky obstacles. On reflection, I’m not sure if I want to run as a team again. I’m happy to help others along the course and appreciate the help back (especially with those walls!), I just like the challenge it gives me individually.

As with every race you take away what you need to work on. My last one was the walls. I’ve been working on (more…)

Recycle Less Update #4

Earlier this year after watching zero waste videos on YouTube I decided to start reducing my ‘waste’ by recycling less. Notably my plastic waste, having less items in general and start shopping more consciously. I know I’ll never be 100% zero waste and after making good strides for a few months, I’ve kinda hit a stand still. And it’s a little disheartening. I was doing so well!

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Plastic seems unavoidable no matter how much I try to avoid it. Namely packaging. Food, cosmetics, internet shopping, even razor blades for my safety razor that are meant to reduce the plastic, the cats medicine comes packed in plastic. At times it’s money based. Do I order online cheaper (more…)

Weekend Friday Favourites

I hope you’re having a great weekend! This week’s been another week where I’ve felt like I need 3 of me so I haven’t dropped by as much as I’d have liked. I’m hoping from next week I can stop by more often now I don’t have as many dentist visits or extra errands. I stopped by to collect my new retainers this week (I managed to snap my top retainer the week before) only to not be able to remove the top retainer! It took the dentist about 20 minutes filling it down until I could remove it easily. I think I tested his patience as every time he filed it down for me to try again I was, seriously I can’t remove it! He was like remove it like this, with me, I’ve been wearing this style of retainer for 10 months. I know how to remove them, it’s too tight!

Anyways, Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile or caught my eye this week. New retainers didn’t make the cut.

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Ever wondered how a seal cleans its tail? (more…)