Friday, 15 November 2013

So this Week ...

This week has been one of the funniest, most frustrating weeks in recent history for me.

The Funny

  • I went to a Wedding, did the chicken dance with my 76 year old Nanna and got told by my cousin that I do the YMCA wrong (our DJ told us that it was the most random list of requests that he'd ever had for a wedding). Then I caught the bouquet, well it landed behind me and I happened to pick it up, so now the boy is under even more pressure from other people (who are not me) to pop the question, poor love. But I had a blast, and more than a few wines.

  • I found out returning to work after my weekend (Monday, Tuesday) that the other apprentice had managed to con the boss into buying one of his knifes off him because he had accidental dropped it while opening the packet, the same apprentice who had 2 months early burnt the cord off the mini blender and not paid for it, whoops!

The Frustrating

  • Our Washing Machine that is less than six months old has somehow broken and will not work meaning that to wash the oodles of clothes that come from Mr Truck Driver and myself the Chef I have to go into town and pay $6 a load to wash my clothes, so today I did four load before running out of coins, though I still have a full laundry basket. The most frustrating part of this whole process is that I have 2 and a half days off during the week and Mr Truck Driver is home on weekends, but the only day the technician can come out and look at it, Thursday the day I have to be at work from 10 am until 10pm. Yep.
So that's the rundown on my week that was, life's a rollercoaster enjoy the ride.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Yet again its been forever since I blogged, but now I back filled with new post ideas and enthusiasm as well as NBN powered internet.

So lets go over what's happened in the past few months since I blogged last

  •  The boy and I have moved into our own brand spanking new house, there has definitely been some adjusting required but we are getting there and loving the freedom of not having to live with anyone else besides our extreme spoiled staffie Soxsy.

  • I've been continuing my Cookery Apprenticeship and am still loving it, its not easy by any stretch of the imagination but I know it will be worth it in the end. The part of me the is a student of life is very much enjoying the fact that I am basically getting paid to learn.

  • I got to travel to Fiji for my beautiful cousins wedding and I have a post coming up soon on how to save money  when attending weddings which I really excited about.
I hope you are all having a great week

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans, or why sometimes I don't blog.

The past couple of months have been a complete overhaul for my life, from where I lived to what my job is, to what I want to do for the rest of my life. I've had to look inside myself and find out truly what I want to do and who I want to be.

After many months of thought I have gone through the process of quitting my poorly paying part time job to move to a poorly paying full time job the biggest difference is now there is light at the end of the tunnel, because I have started work as an Apprentice Chef, which means that in 3 years (or sooner if I can get my butt into gear and work hard at the school side of it), I will be a fully qualified chef and hopefully in a much better paying job and on the road to my dream job with is owning and running my own cafe/restaurant. It is short term (financial) pain for hopefully long term gain.

I made this decision after realising that my passion did lie in hospitality but that I was just working on the wrong side of the pass.  I've only been in this process for just over a month but already I know that it's right and this is the satisfaction that i have been missing from my work for the last 2 years. Finally working with my hands again and finishing a full day tired but fufilled is the most amazing feeling.

Sometimes I'm not completely sure where the rollercoaster of life is taking me, but I'm trying so hard to enjoy the ride.



Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Long time no blog again ...

It's been forever yet again since I have blogged anything which I feel terrible about but I just simply had no spare time to organise my thoughts let alone put them down in a manner that even made any sense.

But recently there has been a great number of changes to my life which included quitting my full time job where I was travelling 1.5 hours each way to work on top of working a 42+ hour week, some very long and tiring days. I instead accepted a part time job that is only 15 minutes away from my house means that I have time to do a lot of things that I'd previously been putting off because I simply didn't have the time. Such as writing this blog, getting any exercise in or even cooking which I absolutely love.

I have also moved out of my parents house and in with my boyfriend who lives two hours away from my parents. We are currently living with his parent while we wait for our house to be built, which should be finish in mid July if things go perfectly to plan which in building they never do. I'm sad to leave my parents and it will be hard now that I have to make plans so see them but we are working towards our goals for the future and  living in our own home in certainly one of them. We have both lived out of home before he moved back for a better job and I moved back in on returning from Canada, so we a looking forward to our own space again and are under no illusion that it will be easy.

I also had my 26th birthday, for some reason it felt different turning 26 than it did turning 25 perhaps it's based on how much my life has changed since last year, which is a heck of a lot. I'm planning on doing a 27 before 27 post some time in the next week because I have a lot of goal for this next year of my life, and I have the feeling if I don't write then down I'm going to struggle to get them all done.

So what else is new out in the blogger world?