30

Yes, I’m 30. And I’m excited! Yay! 😄

I’m looking forward to a year of learning & adventure.

I think getting older is something to be grateful and excited about. We are here in this beautiful world and lucky to be here.

Happy New Year to those I haven’t been in touch with. Wishing you all a blessed and wonderful year.

A mantra for the year to remind ourselves…
‘Actually, I can. ‘

Im no longer on Facebook, but for those who’d like to keep in touch, I’d love to hear from you joelyne.thesydneygirl@gmail.com xo

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Celebrating my birthday at The Grounds of Alexandria with my dear friend Jackie.

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The beauty of Australian Natives at my workplace, University of Sydney.

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My 💟

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Celebrating my birthday with Tim & Amy at Papi Chulo, Manly. Food 👌

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Enjoying my approaching 30th with Alby Boomba.

My first time camping – inskip, QLD

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I’ve been away for a while (from the blog, that is). Life happens. But I’m back now, and my hope is, scratch that, I’m determined to – make time for my passions. Last year was a hectic year on many fronts, and now I’m here, I look back and feel excited about what this new year will bring. I got a new job, and I feel it’s going to be amazing. I foresee challenge, and hard work, but that’s what I thrive on. I’m looking forward to it.

This trip was wonderful. I absolutely love camping! Being close to nature, with my loved ones, enjoying the simple things. They’re usually the best things. A hot cup of coffee in the morning – the water taking 10 minutes to boil really reminds you of how good we have it. I was able to sneak in one hot shower – what a delight.

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We went 4 wheel driving on the beach, which was pretty cool. Camped at Inskip, a dog friendly campsite in QLD. Rigt next to Frasier Island. Kinda wish we made the effort to go over now that Im hearing all the rave reviews.

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Wood Watch

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Whenever I wear this watch I get compliments because it’s so unique. My two favourites – wood & the colour pink, how could I go wrong! I’m so incredibly, ridiculously fussy about watches. I’ve only worn a watch in the last 5 years. Before that, I’d use my phone religiously to tell the time. I’ve only owned two watches that I’ve worn over and over, and this is definitely one of them. I just love how unique it is. My whole apartment is full of wood (or faux wood). Wood floors, bookshelf, desk, kennel, bed, bedside tables, cupboards and the list goes on. It’s such a beautiful, natural substance to surround yourself in. That and plants.
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It’s really cool because it works based on movement. To start it up you need to wind it up, and throughout the day it charges up by your natural movements.
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The perfect Christmas present! Check it out on woodwatches.com

#gifted

Carss Bush Park, Sydney

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Carss Park is a really beautiful place to go for a picnic. It’s located at Carwar Ave, Carss Park and includes beautiful water views, bushland and a historical museum. There’s a cycleway for those who like riding, a walking track and BBQ facilities. There’s also a dog friendly area – which of course, I love!

It’s very local to me, and I enjoy going there, especially in the warmer weather. I’ll be here a lot over the next 6 months I’m sure.