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Apart from my oats in the morning, the thing I am most looking forward to is my first cup of tea. My brew of choice is Yorkshire English Breakfast Strong. I am very lucky that I live in an age where there is electricity at a flick of a switch. When my family would visit my nana in New Zealand, I remember that she had a stovetop kettle — I used to hate that it took so much longer to boil. Now those few extra moments that it would take to boil on the stove, I knew that the cup…


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I was happy to see a few days ago that the notification popped up to let me know Readwise now had an integration to Obsidian. I had been using another 3rd party plugin which did work, but it wasn’t the best.

Since discovering Readwise and the Zettelkasten method I have found it truly life changing with how I take notes. I used it with Notion, when I was using it. However; once I tried Obsidian — I quickly understood that it was ok to have more than ‘1 app for everything’. …


How I work with the majority of digital books and audiobooks

I read a lot, and a lot of what I read — I want to take notes. Though I have physical books, I tend to primarily read via ebooks or audiobooks. I thought I would write down a step-by-step article on my process of dealing with books. So here is my note workflow on books.

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Step One: For physical books, see whether there is an electronic version and when I can, use that instead.

Step Two: Depending on whether it is fiction or non-fiction will depend on whether I read it on my kindle or listen via Audible or Libby…


I grew up in the era of computers. Specifically, computers being in classrooms. As someone who has only use of one hand, and whose writing is not the greatest — computers made my life a lot easier.

Because of my stroke, I only have use of my left hand. I also had very messy handwriting — so much that instead of having to do a writing test to get my pen license, I was just given one.

With a pen, my writing improved greatly. Though my writing was still messy, it was a little bit easier for the teachers to…


How one machine changed lives

I think that because I am a direct result of advancements in medicine and technology, that is one of the reasons why I have wanted to look into the history of open-heart surgery. I think it may also be because I am someone who is interested in history.

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Nevertheless, the leaps and bounds that cardiac surgery, especially open heart surgery has made, especially within the last 100 years are truly life-saving. According to an article by Ali J. …


During the number, Non-Stop in Hamilton, Aaron Burr steps into the spotlight:

ALEXANDER JOINS FORCES WITH JAMES MADISON AND JOHN JAY TO WRITE A SERIES OF ESSAYS DEFENDING THE NEW UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, ENTITLED THE FEDERALIST PAPERS. THE PLAN WAS TO WRITE A TOTAL OF TWENTY-FIVE ESSAYS, THE WORK DIVIDED EVENLY AMONG THE THREE MEN. IN THE END, THEY WROTE EIGHTY-FIVE ESSAYS, IN THE SPAN OF SIX MONTHS. JOHN JAY GOT SICK AFTER WRITING FIVE. JAMES MADISON WROTE TWENTY-NINE. HAMILTON WROTE THE OTHER FIFTY-ONE

Non-Stop — Hamilton

It wasn’t until I learned the story behind how Lin-Manuel Maranda started reading…


THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS

My first response while watching this movie was, what the fuck? how the fuck? But by the end it was satisfying and made me think. Ryan Renolds plays Jerry, who at first seems like an upbeat man who suffers from severe hallucinations in his day-to-day life. These hallucinations cause him to frequently converse with his dog Bosco and his cat Mr Whiskers, who manipulate his actions and beliefs. …


A housewife, a mother-in-law and a granny have one thing in common: they are all poisoners

TW: Domestic violence, suicide, unspecified mental illness

With the current mice plague that is happening in Australia, it is worth remembering the last one — and the “Thallium Craze” that swept the Sydney suburbs post World War II. In total over 100 people were poisoned. Yet, there are three particular cases that were played out in the papers, these were the cases of Yvonne Fletcher, Caroline Grills and Veronica Monty.

Promo shot from Jumping Dog Productions

Yvonne Fletcher

In 1948, Yvonne was a young mother of 25 years of age, who had 2 children. Although she lived in what was known as ‘the slums’ of Newtown — you…


We Happy Few reminded me why I love games

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This is not a game review; however for context, We Happy Few is a action-adventure survival horror game. Set in England in an alternative WWII timeline set in the 1960s. It is a first-person perspective game that allows you to play 3 characters in this world, that interact with each other.

The characters, in the order I played them are; Arthur Hastings, Sally Boyle and Ollie Starkey. You can play characters in any order but I found the order I played them in a good introduction.

As a writer, I love good storytelling — and this game doesn’t disappoint. One…


Featuring Foodie Beauty

Disclaimer: This article is not to shame, harass or bully anyone. These are my opinions on the topic of IRL (In Real Life) Streaming as it pertains to the content I have watched from Foodie Beauty.

I grew up with the reality TV show, Big Brother, like most people around the world did. In Australia, the interest wasn’t as ever as long-lasting; however, with the invention of YouTube, getting a peek into someone else's life has never been easier. Especially when their content is either some sort of vlog or they stream their life.

Enter Foodie Beauty, also known as…

Tansy Bradshaw

Murderino. Cat Lady. I write about stuff that interests me. She/Her and They/Them

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