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About beginnergirl

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    Who is Betty Ford anyway?
  • Birthday 15/05/1977

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  1. beginnergirl

    To beard or not to beard

    .. are u shaving ur legs for Busso??
  2. beginnergirl

    Travel sights - Boston to Newfoundland

    Yep.. got tickets for Red Sox v Yankees!
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    Travel sights - Boston to Newfoundland

    Awesome! Thx.. will do some googling 🙂
  4. Heading off to the USA/Canada on Friday on Vacation for 5 weeks. Any recommendations for places to stop/see between Boston and Nova Scotia? We will be driving and have a flexible week to fill in.... We are also buying some mountain bikes when we arrive in Boston so any scenic bike path suggestions are also welcome.
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    enduring power of attorney

    We got a POA done when we got our Wills done years ago. We’ve used the POA a few times now. A family member has POA for both of us and has been able to sign bank docs and real estate docs when we sold a property (we were overseas on holidays). When we first starting combining assets and bank accounts, our solicitor suggested we get POAs done. If a person becomes ill for a long period of time or has a critical accident .. it’s hard to do much financially if accounts or assets are in joint names. Our bank also has fully executed copies of the POAs on file. It’s been a simple process to use it.
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    Healthy eating habits

    One thing I’ve learnt from having worked as a PT many moons ago, is that everyone has a different perception of what healthy eating is. My partner eats no (or barely any) processed food and bakes most snacks so he knows what’s in it. Although he doesn’t pose it on me, it does make me think twice about my food choices and we definitely eat much better when he’s home (we both work away). I try and eat relatively healthy but alcohol and chocolate are my weakness! Maybe compromise by suggesting cereal on weekdays and having eggs on the weekends 😉
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    TriEvents WA

    .... ceased trading today. Refunds for upcoming events. Not good for the sport in WA.
  8. beginnergirl

    NZ / AUS what am I?

    ....I am Tasmanian and most often than not people ask me if I’m a Kiwi. Didn’t realise until the last few years that I say some some words differently. I haven’t lived in Tassie for 20 years but still refer to it as home.
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    Plastic bag ban.....

    Crazy weekend in Perth! https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/thewest.com.au/news/wa/woolworths-staff-subjected-to-abuse-across-wa-as-plastic-bag-rage-hits-ng-b88881211z.amp
  10. beginnergirl

    Gold Coast Marathon

    Just saw your post on Insta RBR! Great job on achieving your goal. I’m sure others find it as inspiring as I do! 🙂
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    Plastic bag ban.....

    I was in India last week and did a private tour through Dharavi Slum in Mumbai. Was eye opening to say the least. Majority of their recycling comes from McDonalds. Here is my post from Facebook: Had been wanting to go to Dharavi Slum for the past few years, but was a little torn about going with a tour group and didn’t feel confident enough to go alone. At the end of the day, people live here and I know I wouldn’t like strangers walking through my house. I found Mohammed via Facebook and knew he would be a good option given he lives within the city Dharavi has a population of around 1 million ppl living in a 1.5km sq area. Everyone in Dharavi works. It’s the biggest recycling and manufacturing hub in India and has over 5,000 businesses 15,000 single room factories and produces $700million a year in revenue. Plastic recycling, soap, bakery items, pottery, shoes (ladies), suitcases, leather, bricks, fabrics, sheets... were all items I got to see being made today. Most of the plastics come from McDonalds. I was amazed by how clean the place is on the inside. The homes are 5m sq areas with tiled floors that have a double bed and the rest of the space is used as combined kitchen and family area for the entire family. There is 24 hour electricity and the water runs for 3 hours a day. During this time, people bath, wash clothes and fill blue drums that they self serve water out of for the rest of the day. There is a communal toilet block and a big free space where there were loads of kids playing cricket. There’s also a market/shopping area. In the factory area, the men work down stairs and sleep and eat there or sleep upstairs. There’s small eateries around that provide 2 x meals a day delivered for $14US a week. Most of the workers families live in villages and they purely live in Dharavi to work as they have no (or minimal) education. I was free to take pics except in any of the factories that were making food items. I was also trying to be respectful to the people and only took pics if they offered. The locals aren’t happy with the Slumdog Movie. They say it depicted the area to be a poverty stricken, high crime area.... which they say it isn’t. There are schools, hospitals and churches (of every denomination) within the slum. I felt completely comfortable walking around and the locals were more than happy to shake hands and have a chat (Oh. And I got to go inside the local cinema. Mohammed did warn me that majority of the population of the slum was male... and he didn’t know what would be playing on the screen. Was a dark room with 40 ppl sitting on the floor and a small screen on the wall playing a sexy lady movie 😂)
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    What bluetooth earphones are you using

    I’m using trekz titanium also. Probably the best wireless headphones I’ve owned. Garmin has recommended them as compatible with the 645music I bought. They came in the same shade of pink also 🙂 I took a few wears to get used of the cheekbone technology but they are super comfortable and don’t move at all when running. https://aftershokz.com/collections/wireless/products/trekz-titanium
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    What's Perth or WA like to Live in general?

    I’m working in Melb Mon to Thurs and back to Perth for a 3 day weekend. I must say, the weather is magic at the moment in Perth. It’s a shock leaving Melbourne in 10-12 degree lunch time temp and arriving home to mid-high 20s.
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    USA Shootings #2

    Not sure what happened to the previous post! Guns and Explosives. When is it going to end? https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/05/18/23/51/santa-fe-shooting-school-in-lockdown-with-active-shooter-on-scene?ocid=Social-9NewsP
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    Vietnam 70.3

    Well done! Hope the hip is ok!