Monthly Archives: October 2012

Peru is amazing!

It’s 11pm and I have to be up at 5am tomorrow to start my 4 day trek to Machu Pichu for Black Dog Institute!

Peru is incredible. So much to share. Cusco is a beautiful city filled with colour, culture and plenty of smiling faces. Very comfortable and happy here.

A photo of our group on our first day in the city.

Much more to come!!


2013 Range of Ladies Snowboards from fyve Snowboards & Skate

So excited to see the awesome guys at fyve designing a ladies range.

Three awesome styles to choose from with the only problem being…… I WANT THEM ALL!

 

final girls board for the 2013 range!

SUPER SOFT MELLOW REVERSE CAMBER “KELEIDOSCOPE”.

Sizes 140, 142, 145 & 147!

Kaleidescope from http://www.5fyve.com/

I’m loving the specs on The Daydream, the super soft is gonna make for a fun ride!

 

Our 2013 Ladies Daydream

SUPER SOFT FLEX ZERO CAMBER

140 142 145 147

The Daydream by http://www.5fyve.com

Our second and final artist colab board, done by Australian Artist Alex Lehours!

THE WOMENS ‘COLAB II’ ZERO CAMBER!

Available in sizes 140 142 145 and 147

www.alexlehours.com

The Colab II by http://www.5fyve.com

 

What would you go for – technical stats or is it all about the design for you?

 

 

The Australian Ski Season has just ended and I’m already dying to get back to test these beauties out.

Check out http://www.5fyve.com/ for more awesome gear!

 

 


Working at the snow for Mountain Dew

Finally I was given my absolute dream job! Promotions work at the snow for a weekend. Mountain Dew were the snow angels who blessed me with this opportunity and I had a great time and can’t believe I got paid to do what I love.

I caught the bus up from Melbourne on the Friday and was met in Mansfield by the team leader and our Jeep for the weekend. This is a much cheaper option for getting to Mt Buller if you can arrange it, the bus was just $22 with V-Line. Once up top we loaded up the Jeep with 1000’s of cans of Mountain Dew and then handed them out for the afternoon to people in the carpark. We were met with many “Thank you’s “and “You’re angels” as the tired snow bunnies were heading off the hill. Mountain Dew with its caffeine hit and great taste was certainly going to help them for the drive home.

The lovely team from the Marketing Department of  Mt Buller were a great help to us and I actually stayed in staff accommodation with some of the team. It was really wonderful and they took good care of me, taking me out for dinner and a round of darts on Friday night. Saturday night was the big event, the Cattleman’s Rail Jam, Sponsored by Burton, and I was lucky to be there for this awesome event and one of the biggest parties of the season. It was a great night and good to meet up with some guys from Burton, videographer and photographer Mic Simpson and see some of the Fyve team representing. I was lucky to be working with Jason Maxfield, Pro rider for Quiksilver, super nice guy and great rider.

 

Jason Maxfield with happy Mountain Dew recipients

I got to head out to the slopes Saturday and Sunday. Sadly Saturday morning was rainy, foggy and slushy – but Mt Buller has a tendency to grace us with these conditions. Being the keen bean snow bunny I am, I still put in a good few hours but called it a day around 11.30 as I had to head off for work in the afternoon. Sunday morning was 8cm of fresh snow and bluebird skies. I don’t think I’ve ever got dressed so quickly in my life! A couple of lovely runs first thing in the morning cruising around the mountain was a great way to start the day.

We met some great characters and the Mountain Dew was very well received with lots of “Extreme” comments. It was snowing for the Saturday and Sunday sessions but I had asked for snow, so my wishes were granted. It wasn’t bad at all and as you can see, we were well catered for with our wonderful uniforms.

Thanks Mountain Dew. It’s my pleasure to make snow bunnies happy at any mountain, any time. DO THE DEW!


Matt Pratten prepares for the Peru Challenge and trek to Machu Pichu

My dear family friend Matt Pratten decided to join me on the Machu Pichu trip, Peru Challenge 2012, in a spontaneous burst of enthusiasm. I was chatting to Matt on Facebook and said “Come to Peru with me” Attaching the link and adding a smiley face. He responded, “Yeah, it’s been a while since I did a good pack march!” He’s in the army you see and was keen to do something a bit different for training. The next week, he was booked and preparing to come.

I have been overwhelmingly impressed with Matt’s dedication to this trip, this cause and his fundraising efforts. We are raising awareness and much needed funds for Black dog Institute and their work with mood disorders. Depression is something that has affected Matt personally and he wants to make a change.

 

He’s run up mountains, dressed in a dog suit and done a hike, shaved his legs and so much more to get his totals up. He is close to $7000 now and still rising with an initial goal of $4000.

See Matt’s challenge page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/317008385048293/?fref=ts

You can sponsor Matt here: http://peruchallenge2012.gofundraise.com.au/page/PrattenM

 

Good luck Matt and can’t wait to join you on this epic adventure.

 

 

 

In October 2012, I will climb Machu Pichu for depression and anxiety awareness. The Peru Challenge 2012 will run from October 20-31 and raise much needed funds for Black Dog Institute for the research and awareness of mood disorders. This is a cause close to my heart and I’m doing it honour of my Grandma who lived with depression most her life and also the many friends and other family members who live with this mood disorder. Please donate to my page and learn more about my adventure – http://peruchallenge2012.gofundraise.com.au/page/Lovelly


Legally Blonde Stay & See Packages

Legally Blonde has arrived!!

No! I’m not talking about myself! I’m talking about the incredible stage show adaption of that great movie, Legally Blonde. Toga Hotels are offering you Stay & See packages so you can enjoy the full theatre and weekend away experience. This will be a must see show! Can you tell I’m excited?

Toga Hotels are delighted to announce their partnership with the award winning hit, Legally Blonde The Musical. Toga Hotelshave beennamed the musical’s official Apartment Hotel (Medina Apartment Hotels and Adina Apartment Hotels) and 3&4 Star Accommodation Partner (Vibe Hotels and Travelodge Hotels).
Now playing at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, this hilarious musical has already wowed audiences overseas and won the coveted title of Best New Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards). Based on the hit movie starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde The Musical will delight all ages with its fun combination of comedy, romance and dancing!

The musical features a stellar cast including Lucy Durack (Wicked), Rob Mills (Young Talent Time), David Harris (Miss Saigon), Helen Dallimore (The Wharf Revue), Erika Heynatz (Next Top Model), and Cameron Daddo (Packed to the Rafters).

 

Stay & See packages are available from Showbiz, at the following Toga Hotels:

  • Medina Executive Sydney Central
  • Medina Classic Martin Place
  • Medina Grand Harbourside
  • Medina Grand Sydney
  • Travelodge Sydney
  • Travelodge Wynyard
  • Vibe Hotel Sydney

 

For more information about Legally Blonde The Musical visit: www.LegallyBlonde.com.au

 

To book a Stay & See package, visit: www.showbiz.com.au/legally-blonde-the-musical/stay-and-see.html

For more information about Toga Hotels, visit: www.togahotels.com.au


Santosha Yoga retreat at Little Beach Tasmania

I was introduced to this fabulous offering by the lovely Christine Hepburn and I sadly will be travelling but would love to hear about your experience – a Tasmanian Yoga Retreat.
Do you need, or perhaps you would just love, some time out from your hectic schedule?
If three incredibly relaxing nights at the beautiful Santosha Yoga retreat at Little Beach Tasmania, for a superbly reduced price, appeals then please contact me via message.

All meals and yoga sessions are included with the twin share accommodation at this wonderful retreat situated on the beach.

The dates are from the 29th of October to the 1st of November.

Treat yourself and enter the last phase of the year ready to finish strong.Enjoy four days and three nights at this adventure retreat at Santosha at Little Beach, a glorious and remote ten-acre beachfront haven surrounded by ocean, bush and bliss.Santosha offers luxury accommodation with an open plan living and dining area, state of the art kitchen appliances, eco-friendly heated flooring, rammed earth walls and solar heating.
Enjoy three delicious, healthy vegetarian meals per day in the beautiful outdoor kitchen and entertainment area.

Enjoy spectacular bush and mountain views from your room, daily yoga and meditation lessons taught by internationally-trained professional teachers.Then relax on the deck and watch the stars appear in their multitudes in the crystal clear sky.

The price is only $299 for three nights, including all meals and yoga sessions for one person in a twin share room.


What I’ll be doing in Peru in 9 days time!

It’s now just 9 days until I head  on the Peru Challenge 2012 with Inspired Adventures and Black Dog Institute.

I thought it was about time for me to look into what I’ll be getting up to whilst there and share this epic journey with you.

 

See the details of the trip and itinerary here:

http://www.inspiredadventures.com.au/microsites/BDIPeru/

In October 2012, I will climb Machu Pichu for depression and anxiety awareness. The Peru Challenge 2012 will run from October 20-31 and raise much needed funds for Black Dog Institute for the research and awareness of mood disorders. This is a cause close to my heart and I’m doing it honour of my Grandma who lived with depression most her life and also the many friends and other family members who live with this mood disorder. Please donate to my page and learn more about my adventure – http://peruchallenge2012.gofundraise.com.au/page/Lovelly


I could not have described Varanasi better myself. I didn’t love it, I don’t hate it but I would definitely go back. It’s a must in India.

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From the smouldering heat of the burning Ghats to the inexhaustible devotion of human masses in pilgrimage, Varanasi is the kind of place that sends your senses into overdrive unlike anywhere else on earth. If you allow yourself to surrender to the awesomely gruesome rhythm of this holy city, the experience will stay with you a lifetime.

Offerings when the sun goes down

Varanasi is a 12hr train ride from Delhi and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The site of Buddha’s first sermon around the time of 600BCE and home to the study of religion and science, this city has long been the intersection of Hinduism, Muslim and Jainism.

Walking down any one of the winding alleyways, that run alongside the Ganga, you stumble over jagged cobblestones and pass smoky dens inhabited by sunken old men selling sweet biscuits and saris. Suddenly someone behind you is shrieking and as you turn…

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Learn more about Social Media with The Chat Room Social Media Workshop in Melbourne

LovellyCommunications

Ever wondered how to use Social Media for your business?

Come and see 6 specialists talk about this very topic.

THE CHAT ROOM!

Lovelly Communications will be skyping in with a video presentation on Integrated Marketing Campaigns.

Get your early bird tickets now!!! Ends October 10th.

 

The event is posted on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/432848770086594/?fref=ts

and we have a dedicated ticket selling website: http://thechatroom.eventbrite.com/

The website is The Chat Room: www.thechatroom.me for all our updates and information in the lead up to this great event!

 

More details:

– Bringing the online offline for 4 hours at RMIT in October.
– Interact with young tastemakers leading the way in online, baby boomer interpreters (to spell out our GenY speak) and existing and expanding well known brands.
– Ideal for small to medium business owners and anyone looking at building up their own personal / artist brand.

www.thechatroom.me and to register tickets: 

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First to the fallen few – A poem for two constables

A special post and tribute to two police officers who were murdered last week in the United Kingdom.

Let’s please be kind to one another.
“every human life is precious” – Dalai Lama

This beautiful poem is dedicated by Duncan Filer to the lives that were lost.

For Police Constables Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes

Rest in Peace

First to the Fallen Few (TFOR)

Such a finely vibrating needle,

A vibrato of uncertainty,

Quivering indecision,

Old in a very new way,

Harder deeper faster,

Always detached from the aged new,

Frightening trembling rewardingly selfless,

To give of me

To give completely body and soul,

Spirit, mixing ambition and drive,

Comfort lonely with bright light and darkening night,

Fortune of soul,

Fortune of future,

Fortune to ruins end,

No trace of existence at the close of day

Save for a job well done,

All or nothing versus nothing at all,

Stand close and stand tall

For we are the few

Peace & love


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