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Travel: Releasing your inner control freak

Are you the type of person who needs to have all parts of a holiday planned for fear of missing out?  Do you become anxiety ridden when thinking about heading off overseas without your itinerary plotted out to the day and your accommodation booked?

Perhaps, like me, you are a bit of a control freak.  You tend to be super organised and like to have plans set in stone.  While this tends to be efficient and make life run smoothly at home, it often makes me wonder:

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Blow Dry Bar, Broadbeach

My hair can be difficult to manage. Though on a normal day I am happy to let it get wild and curly, sometimes for a special occasion it is nice to feel more polished and ‘done up’.

Despite my best efforts, every time I try to do my hair it is such a battle, so when I received an email asking if I would like to try out the newly opened Blow Dry Bar, I jumped at the opportunity to avoid some frustration, booking in to prepare for a night out with the girls.

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Monday Munchies – Rainbow Fruit Skewers

While thinking of healthy breakfast time snacks to feed my colleagues during a long tutorial, I couldn’t go past rainbow fruit skewers as a fun and easy way to present a fruit salad.

After pinning a couple of different versions to my ‘food food food’ board on pinterest, and a friend seeing the idea and bringing them to a picnic, I finally decided to make my own version.

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Just a minute: December 2010

Wow… i can hardly believe it is the last day of 2010. This year really has flown so fast, despite being a year of mostly work and only a little play, I have had an absolute ball!

We have been on so many fantastic little trips away, including to Bali for the wedding of our wonderful friends, Sydney, Byron Bay, Hunter Valley, Splendour in the Grass, numerous coastal trips and a family weekend in Melbourne to celebrate my great-grandma’s 100th birthday.

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Quick eats: Mafaldine with roasted cherry tomatoes

At the farmers markets last week there were such beautiful cherry tomatoes, still on the vine (by now you must know that I am a sucker for stuff like this), that of course I had to buy some for our lunch.  Roasted with a bit of olive oil and set atop some mafaldine (curly fettuccine), they made the perfect Saturday lunch.

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Byron Bliss

So excited to head off tomorrow on an extended long weekend away with the boy. 3 nights in a B&B in Byron Bay seems like the ideal way to celebrate the happiest 3 years together.

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Hopefully the sun will shine on us and we can get some much needed pool relaxation, picnics by the lighthouse and long walks on the beach. Ahh bliss…

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