Workplace challenges

Today I'm writing because my friend, Narelle, told me she didn't like finding her own eye staring back at her every time she visited my blog. Haha. So here is a new post!

The main thing that has been happening lately is work.
But I'm not saying this is dull. In fact, it's been hectic and challenging. I'm learning new things, which I love!

Our editor, Mal, finished up with us last week and has gone on to lead a life of nomad travels.
Meanwhile, the Mail is left with an editorial team of TWO people. One being a cadet. Me.
Last week, I thought it was brilliant being able to take half a day off for my 22nd birthday, and then being sent to Bunbury for a day course on 'Breaking News'.
But combine that with the fact that I'm now in charge of sport - yes, sport; I can spell it, at the very least - and I'm expected to take on a lot more responsibility with general stories and laying out pages.

So basically, I was very behind on work, and had to do most of my entertainment stories on the weekend to catch up.
On Monday, I felt like I took eternity to wrap my head around which sport photos belonged with which stories, because they all arrive in bits and pieces through email.
On Tuesday, deadline day, I was carefully laying out the sport in QuarkXpress - tongue out in concentration - and then finally finished to find that Janine had sent almost all the pages off to be printed already!
She does so much work it isn't funny.
So I hope to climb up in my level of efficiency and feel as though I'm helpful. :)


Kindred spirits

This is my beautiful friend, Narelle.
Today she said she was posting a surprise for me on Facebook, and I later discovered this image of sunshiney delightfulness!
"I'll put flowers in my hair and take a pic for you when I get home!" I told her.
Sadly the sun wasn't anywhere to be seen, but I still enjoyed the fresh smell of the jasmine pinned to my tangled locks, and took a photo for my buddy, with the feeling like we were sharing fun times despite being states apart.

I like the contrast between her warm pic and my seemingly cold one.

My brother Louie and I had fun taking a few snaps while we were at it.

Top- Just Jeans; Boots - Rivers; Stockings - IGA.


That 70s style

Hey guys, I'm on holidays in South Australia at the moment, so been too busy to post. However, here's a quick look at my new fave boots for you!

I picked them up on a shopping spree at Harbortown with the lovely Narelle, and am absolutely smitten with their retro-ness. With my rockin' hand-me-down shirt from Dad, denim jacket and headband, I feel like I've just walked out of the 70s; gotta say I'm inspired by the way Stonefield rock that look all the time, see here.

Shirt - vintage; Jacket - op shop; Jeans - Just Jeans; Boots - Rubi Shoes; Headband - originally a belt from Target.