Friday, 1 September 2017

August Top Five

It feels weird writing one of these.  It wasn't that long ago really when my July Top Five was published but I'm 100% blaming the flu for that hahah

But I love writing these posts.  They're like my monthly favourites post expect I'm not calling them that!  I love sharing what I have been loving over the past month and I didn't want to miss out on letting you lovely folk know about everything!



Dua Lipa.  Can't get enough of this gal!  I can't remember when I first heard Be The One but I was hooked with that one tune.  I'd pull out this weird dance move which went with the music and it's just one of those awesome songs where you can't not move around!  I was very late to the party with having a look at her New Rules music video and I wanted to clap when it was over.  It was such a coo concept, simple, not in your face and SHE WALKS ON WATER.  No I am not lying, watch the video and you'll see!  I'm currently listening to an acoustic version of Scared To Be Lonely and I am in awe!  It's a beaut song either version and if you haven't listened to it, you've gotta.  You just have to let your ears hear this!

Frankie Magazine.  I have loved Frankie Magazine for years.  While I don't purchase a great deal of magazines, this one is one of the few that I will always pick up.  The Frankie Magazine isn't a glossy magazine, it's got a nice matte finish to start with - and the designer in me is like YES!  Some would say the magazine is an alternative magazine and "trendy" people buy it to be "different" but I wouldn't say I'm trendy and I buy it because I like the content, I also appreciate the design of the magazine.  Design person, always thinking about the design of everything!  You can expect everything from design, art, photography to fashion, travel, music, craft, home and life and so much more in the pages of this magazine.  They bring out calendars and diary's and they are the cutest things and I loved mine when I had it a few years ago!  And in each issue of the magazine, you get a poster and they are so sweet! Their September/October had one specific thing in it which made me tear up.  It's a poem from a 98 year old called Bill, and I think everyone needs to hear this:

Smiling is infectious,
you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner
and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realised
I'd passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,
then realised it's worth.
A single smile, just like mine
could travel round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,
don't leave it undetected.
Let's start an epidemic quick,
and get the world infected!

If there was anything to be infected by, I think a smile is the best thing.  💚


Black jeans.  I haven't owned a pair of black jeans since I was in high school.  College maybe.  And that was many many (many) years ago.  I think it's pretty right to say that a staple piece of clothing in pretty much everyone's wardrobe would be a pair of black jeans.  Well I can now say that I have a pair of black jeans which have comfortably made themselves in my wardrobe.  I'm the type of person who wears the heck out of items of clothing.  So I was wearing constantly two pairs of jeans.  But I got desperately wanted a pair of full length black jeans and after an interesting shopping experience, I've got an awesome pair and I love them!

Percussion.  I play the clarinet.  I've played the clarinet for a huge portion of my life.  Fun fact though, when I was picking which instrument I wanted to play back in primary school, I wanted to play percussion.  Might have been because you got a bag to put all your sticks in but it was what I initially wanted to play.  For a few reasons, I'm not required to play clarinet at some competitions which are fast approaching but I am so incredibly excited because I'm playing in the percussion section!!!  Genuinely it is such an awesome change to clarinet and I'm having to much fun!  One piece I'm playing bells (and they stick out so much), another piece I'm covering tambourine, scraping a cymbal with coin and also playing the highly technical triangle, and probably what I'm most excited about is the other piece I'm playing timpani.  Goals.  Life wish ticked off.  I've got a solo on timp and also at the end of the piece I get to make a lot of noise and damn I am so happy!  I still love clarinet, but I am so happy I get to play in the percussion section!


Being creative.  I am a creative person.  I set up this blog as an outlet for me to express feelings but also my creativity.  When I was at university I was studying a degree within the creative industry and now I'm back studying design right back in the creative industry.  I think I now know where I want my future to be and that's in the creative industry.  I love design and I love being creative.  Yes I was sick a lot in August but I was right in the swing of being creative with me being a design student again.  I adore coming up with ideas, working through them and seeing sketches becoming a reality.  We had an assessment where we had to create a design solution for a coffee shop.  We needed to produce a logo and shop front and I had so much fun!  I was so proud of the end product and kind of wish it could be a real coffee shop because I would get warm beverages from there!  Being creative is a happy place for me and I can't get enough of it!

It feels so great being back on my blog and typing away.  I hope I'll be able to keep it up and not had a hugely quiet period!

What have you been loving in July?  Let me know!

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

A Goodbye To Winter

Dear Winter.

Spring is coming.  Days are going to start getting longer.  Temperature will rise.  Sun will shine more (hopefully, fingers crossed).  Flowers will bloom.  Cute as a button lambs will frollick around fields.  And I'll be sitting here wishing it snowed at my house!

Yes I could have gone up to the snow but I didn't.  Bit annoyed at that but in peak snow time, ya girl was not in any shape to go to the snow hahah


If I had a dollar for every time I said I loved the colder months I could add a new scarf to my collection.  I can't get enough of the colder months.  The food, the fashion, the weather, the pure cosiness.  Winter pjs are bliss.  I updated my winter pjs with some from Peter Alexander and my goodness they are so cosy and also so incredibly comfortable.  When I was sick I lived in these and I feel we got along really well.

One thing winter, which you have really aced is your daily golden hours.  One of my favourite times of the day is golden hour and during winter you have produced the goods.  I have sat on the edge of my bed looking out the window and watching the afternoon go by at golden hour.  Yes there was the eclipse that just happened but have you seen golden hour?  It's different every year and you won't hurt your eyes experiencing it!

Winter, you have brought some flipping fantastic new additions to my wardrobe.  Additions that I will be wearing the heck out of for years to come.  Black jeans, long woolen cardigans, woolen jumpers (many of these), a denim jacket (finally got one of these and I felt SO GREAT when I wore it last week!), and cracking out boots.  I think this winter I found my style a bit more.  I don't know if anyone would want to hear about what I've been wearing but let me know!

I won't miss you of a Thursday morning because for whatever reason you were more freezing on this morning and I would always forget my gloves and I'd be holding my clarinet and laptop so couldn't use pockets and it was COLD!  Why did you have to be cold on the morning I had to catch the bus winter?  That wasn't cool!

Until next year winter.

And to my lovely readers,

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Monday, 28 August 2017

The Winter Tag

I am one of those people who prefer the colder months to the warmer months.  Yes summer is great but I struggle to cool myself down and when I can't it's not a fun time!  Winter however!  Throw all your winter cosy clothes and food and drink at me and I'll be a happy camper!

I found questions for the winter tag somewhere on the internet and I wish I could remember where!  And seeing as I'm about to go into spring and you lucky people on the other side of the world are about to get into the chilly seasons I thought why not have a good old tag post on winter!!

 
Top 2 winter beauty essentials?  A good moisturiser and lip balm!

Top 2 winter fashion essentials?  All of the woolies and my trusty puffy jacket!

What shoes do you tend to wear the most in winter?  I wear a mixture of boots and converse but while I've been back studying design I have worn boots everyday to that so I will say boots!  Although slippers would count as shoes yeah?  Because when I'm at home, it's slippers all the way!!

Favourite winter accessory?  I have a great love for scarves and have a drawer entirely dedicated to them so a nice cosy scarf!  Also a long woolen cardigan!  This has been a new addition to my wardrobe and golly gosh it is so cosy and I'll be able to wear it through to spring with a tee underneath and I am so glad of this purchase!! 


Favourite winter nail polish?  I’m that person who wears summery nail polishes in winter and wintery nail polishes in summer and I just don’t go with what the season is!  However, I do have a gorgeous suede matte finish nail polish in Ruby Ribbon and I adore this!  Also gets a lot of compliments when I wear it!

Hot cocoa or apple cider?  When I was looking through these questions, I soon realised they were tailored for the other side of the world (there were Christmas questions at the end!) and when I saw hot cocoa I’m like oooooh hot chocolate!  I don’t really drink hot chocolate of coffee drinks anymore and stick to a good old cup of tea!  And I love apple cider but it has got to be cold!!

Favourite winter candle?  I have many candles but I don’t burn them, sounds weird but yeah.  I did a while back buy a honey candle which smells of coconut and lime and sure it sounds like a summer scent and yeah could say it is, but it reminds me of a chocolate treat I used to eat so I love it!

Snowboarding or skiing?  Neither…..  I would love to have a go at both of them though!!

Have you ever gone ice skating?  Are you any good of did you fail miserably?  I have gone ice skating before and didn’t actually do too bad at it!  I did avoid falling over by grabbing/hugging a poor tourist but no one was hurt hahahah

Does it snow where you live?  It was snowing one morning, at my home but it just happened to be on the day when I was at university.  And then ever more annoyingly it was snowing in town but on the other side of town to where I was!  I was so annoyed!  Mountains near where I live do get snow and it’s nice to see the snowcapped tops but I have yet to experience snow in my later years!  I did go up to the snow when I was younger with my dad and brother and somewhere we have the cutest photos of it!

Have you ever made a snowman?  I have made some but they’re not really on the scale that you’d find on the other side of the world sadly.  Also doesn’t help when there isn’t that much snow to go around and there are animal dropping scattered so you get a nice two toned snowman if you know what I mean…

Winter is almost over and that does make me sad but then again hopefully that means a good see ya later the the flu season and I am oh so glad to see the back of that!!

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Saturday, 26 August 2017

In Sickness And Health

If there is one thing that without a fail gets in the way of everything, it's being sick.

I hate getting sick.  Absolutely hate it.  And I hate it even more when it interrupts my life and makes me miss out on things.  So my little blog, studying design, music.  Hello grumpy Emma.

You probably would have seen that it's been very quiet here on emmadaisy.  It's hilarious (not hilarious) as I'd written how I had a few days away and was ready to jump back into this blog and now it's been a few weeks since I've published a post on here.

And for that I without a doubt 100% with all the fibre in me blame the flu.  Yep the flu.  The flippin flu.

In Australia, we've been hit with the worst flu outbreak on record.  And ya girl was one of the lucky people who got it.  My entire family got it as well, wasn't a fun time.  What I hate about the flu is when you lose all your energy.  I spent I don't know how many days in bed and only getting up a few times to do human things and that would completely drain me.  And then I'd be feeling fine so I'd go and sit in the sitting room and then I'd be stuck there because walking took it right out of me!

And as a nose breather, not being able to breathe through my nose when the blocked nose finally hit.  Oh my goodness.  Did you see the photo I posted on Instragram!?  Ah never taking breathing freely through my nose granted ever again!!  I was falling asleep one night and was breathing through my mouth but must have been half off to sleep because next minute I was freaking out because I couldn't breathe and clearly forgot that I couldn't use my nose and had a spot of coughing because to get me to remember that I had to use my mouth to get air in. 

When I had the flu, I said to my dad that I'd rather be throw up sick than flu sick.  Well word of advise for you all - DO NOT SAY THIS.  Because guess who got to spend a good portion of the day with a bathroom appliance.  Ah it's been fun.

So I've been sick.  I missed out on nearly 2 weeks of tafe and far out this annoyed me so much.  Not being able to work was so annoying as I was worried I'd fall behind and I'd lose my drive to keep pace.  When I was able to go back I don't think I needed to worry because I was able to finish 2 assessments in 2 days and I'm more than back on track now!  I finished 4 assessments in 1 day last week!!!  Yay for me!

The schedule I had for emmadaisy has completely gone out the window.  Like flew straight out the window and I have a months worth on blog post drafts and ideas just sitting there so I'm going to sit down and have a re-sort and typing, photo taking, editing, scheduling day so we can get back on track!  I have been thinking about switching up my schedule for emmadaisy but I'm not sure quite yet.  I'll see how things go! 

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Friday, 4 August 2017

The Start Of Something New - July Instagram Diary & Monthly Roundup

Ah the start of something new.

It's such a fantastic feeling.  A mixture of nerves and excitement and thinking whether you've done the right thing or not!  New adventure, same old me.  I'm keen!!



Life
July has been both a quiet month but also a big one for me.  I am now a student of design and next year hopefully I'll be a graphic design students and I am loving how everything is going.  I've just finished my second week back and I am LOVING it!  I'm studying at Tafe and it's so different to university.  It has been fun to adapt to a different learning style and situation but I'm still going to be using everything I learnt from university and taking that through to Tafe so I keep on track of everything.

I've met a heap of new people and we've all got our spots and computers in the classroom that we all like to use which is  bit funny.  I've chosen a computer that is second from the end and I like that because I'm not on the end and only have one person to bounce ideas off.  I sit between two guys and the ideas just bounce around and it's so productive!  But we also then just shut off and get on with everything so it's great!  My spot faces a wall but I also am facing a wall but just to the left there are huge windows so it's nice to be able to see the outside which I didn't get to have with my desk at uni!

But long story short I am loving studying design and for once in a very long time, I feel content with how my life is going.  So I'm happy!

Music has been interesting.  And I use the word in interesting in a not so happy way.  We were meant to be competing in an A-Grade section at these music championships but we're not anymore because not enough people were fronting up to rehearsals.  While I completely get that people have lives outside of music, everyone made a commitment to music and when people just don't take it seriously that annoys me.  It's like a group assignment on a huuuuuge scale and we clearly got the people who didn't want to do anything.

So that was annoying.  But also a relief.  Because if we had gone ahead and competed it would have actually been a train crash on stage and no one wants that.  So it's kind of a good thing but also an annoying thing.  Especially when you have people who spent hours and hours and hours learning how to play the test piece and it's all kind of for nothing?  Sure I know how the play it but the end goal was to play it in a competition setting and now we're not doing it.  Many sad faces.

BUT WE HAVE TO INCLUDE A POSITIVE ABOUT MUSIC!  I am now a percussion player in a little band who is playing in an ungraded section!  The kids in this group have only been playing for a few years and gosh they are so adorable.  They toot their little hearts out and it doesn't matter that they're out of tune, they are just enjoying it so much!  I get to play the timpani (living out a life goal here!), the bells, tambourine, scraping a cymbal with a coin and also the highly technical triangle.  I have a triangle solo and also a timpani solo and damn I am keen!

Instagram
It was in June's Instagram Diary & Monthly Roundup that I mentioned when you hit milestones and then it goes straight back down and you've no longer hit that milestone.  Well.  Ya girl hit 500 followers on Instagram and it just went up from there!  I'm not about numbers because I genuinely don't think I have the brain and mindset to do all of that social media numbers business but woooo !

Also because I will do a little shameless self promo in my blog...  If you're not following me already on Instagram you totally should!  And let me know as well! ;)  < @emmadaisy___ >


~ Easy going Wednesday ~ Mountain line art ~ When winter wasn't so bad ~
~ Nice smelling things and nice reads ~ Sunday Marvel fun ~ Blissful rainy days ~
~ Chilly Friday views ~ Back to the old stomping grounds ~ Earthy Eats providing the goods ~

emmadaisy
Ah my precious little blog!  I've done an alright job of keeping to my schedule, slipped up a couple of times but still I'm pretty chuffed.  Now that I'm studying again, I'm going to have to really really knuckle down with scheduling or reduce my weekly blog posts from two to three.  I don't know what I'll do at the moment but you'll be able to see what's happening on my blog so see how everything is going!



I hope you lovely folk all had a lovely July and am ready for August.  I'm trying to not get sick so wish me luck!  Damn horrible flues!!

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

July Top Five

I have been so excited to share these top five favourites with you all!

July has been such an interesting month and would you look at that I wrote that exact sentence last month hahaha ah that's awkward... 


The Good Karma Hospital.  I'm not one to watch all that much tv, I stick to YouTube if I'm honest.  In the last few months/year or so the amount of shows I've watched has reduced quite a bit, however a new beauty has appeared on the screen and I am LOVING IT!  The Good Karma Hospital.  I saw some promos for this and did think it sounded interesting but never made a mental note as to when it was on.  Big mistake because I nearly missed the first episode when it initially aired here and I would have probably been fuming.  I love the show.  If you haven't seen it already, to sum the show up in a few words - it is a medical drama where Ruby Walker heads off to South India to make a fresh start in a hospital which is understaffed, unfunded and with an abundance of patients.  And you'll have to watch the show to see what else happens hehehehe!  I love everyone in it and not going to lie Dr Varma although he can seem grumpy he such a character!

Crunch Time.  Simon's Cat is a cheeky cat and one that has made me laugh so hard (to the point I have to leave the room and calm myself down) and now he's got his own game app and I am hooked!  It's a classic one where you have to connect coloured treats so solve levels, where goals include feeding cats the treats that they want, collecting goldfish, getting milk and knocking a pug and an 'evil' squirrel away and so much more!  I love the graphics in this and the illustrations are just so cute in definitely in keeping with what I have known and love from Simon's Cat.  I also think it is a lot more challenging than it seems.  Looks cute but some of the levels are quite challenging so prepare yourself for that!


Witness, Katy Perry.  15 songs and 57 minutes of fresh tunes!  I love!  I adore Katy Perry and her Prism album was one which I listened to on repeat and I was more than ready for another album!  I wrote more on my thoughts of Witness here if you'd like to check that out!  I am hooked on this album and was listening to it find myself regularly humming to my favourites on the album!

Winter.  I am a lover of the cooler seasons.  Don't get me wrong, sunshine is lovely but there is nothing greater than sitting in front of the fire with a cup of tea and just enjoying the moment.  Add some rain into that and then ah it is just so relaxing!  You get to snuggle up in cosy clothes and I cracked out a pair of boots I haven't been able to wear and I am just so happy!!  I may or may not have bought a few more winter woolies and new additions for my wardrobe....


Hamish & Andy, True Story.  If you are from Australia then the names Hamish and Andy are two which you should know of pretty well and if you haven't then get ready.  They're an iconic duo who have their own radio show (one of my favourites) and they now have their own tv show.  I was a little hesitant about how this would pan out, but I was hooked after the first episode!  Essentially people come in with these true stories which seem hard to believe but did happen and then a bunch of awesome Australian actors go and act it out.  Simple concept, awesome results!  There was one episode and I knew one of the guys who was in it so that was different!  They're going to be having a second season of it and I am very keen for that!

I'm still really bad at ending these posts hahaha

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Monday, 31 July 2017

Some Highly Possible Reasons Why There Wasn't A Post Last Friday

Once again, you would have seen that emmadaisy was a little quiet on a day where I'd usually have a post up.

So clearly what you want to read is a list of highly possible reasons why there wasn't a post last Friday.  I also thought I'd use this post as an opportunity to have a look back at the goals which I set myself at the start of the year!

I finally got my Hogwarts letter.  Still upset this hasn't happened.

I was up and flying around.  I haven't perfected my technique sadly.

The Avengers finally gave me a spot on their team.  These guys really need to hire me.

I found another language to learn.  Nope, not this one.

I had intense jetlag from visiting space.  Flight prices to space have been a bit pricey lately.

I was taking my new monster truck for a test drive.  Little Emma's dream car still isn't a thing.

Orrrrrr I just had my first week of studying design.  DING DING DING!  And I wish I had a really intersting thing to say as to why I didn't have a post up up I was finishing an assignment and looked up and saw the time and was like oooooooh crap.

But yes, after a huge decision making weekend, I am now a student of design and I'm looking forward to hopefully studying a diploma of graphic design next year!

For the first time in a very long time, I feel content with how everything is panning out.  You may have seen my post, A Change In The Same Direction, and this path of graphic design nearly didn't happen.  But it has and I am so glad with it!  You'll be hearing more of this little journey in future posts so yay for a new chapter!!

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

My 5 Favourite Podcasts

The Podcast app is one I only started using after my brother mentioned it to me and also when Tyler Oakley started his own Podcast.  I never thought I’d be massively into podcasts and I’ve only really touched the surface on the podcasts are out there but it’s always good to just dip your toes in instead of diving straight in and getting swamped.

I do listen to podcast episodes on and off but I have 5 which I am subscribed too and you’re going to get to hear all about them!  So in no particular order other than how they’re appeared in the app….




At Home With…  This is my most recent podcast that I’ve subscribed too and it’s by two lifestyle content creators on the internet that you would probably know, Lily from Lily Pebbles and Anna from The Anna Edit.  When they said they’d be doing a podcast, I didn’t know what to expect.  I really enjoy watching and reading both of their YouTube channels and blogs so was curious to see how this would work for them.  I’m naturally a nosy person and their podcast takes you into the homes of individuals that they admire, taken a tour of their home and they talk all about it and if you're a lover of interior and like me being a nosy person you're going to love this.  They're interviewed some amazing people, my favourite episodes would have had to be Giovana Fletcher and Zoella but it was also nice to be introduced to some people that I'd never heard of before!

Hamish & Andy.  If you’re from Australia you would be familiar with their names.  Hamish & Andy are an iconic duo who have dominated (yeah I’ll keep that word in hahah) the radio stations for 10 years I believe it is and this podcast is essentially their radio show.  Minus the music and ads you get on the radio.  The only time I listen to the radio is when I’m in the car or if I’m listening to it on my radio app I have on my phone and for times when I don’t have any wifi, it’s nice to have this playing.  Hamish and Andy are hilarious!  Easily my favourite radio station and it’ll be sad when this year ends as they’re finishing their radio broadcasting this year :(





Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig.  Hosted by the internet superstar that is Grace Helbig, as the name of the podcast suggests, this podcast interviews a range of YouTubers and nothing is too deep to talk about haha!  Being a person who loves YouTube, this podcast I love because I get to hear my favourite YouTubers as well as be introduced to so many new ones that I doubt I ever would have found.  Grace is hilarious and I have my answer for one of her all time classic questions, worst poop story using only three words...  But you're never going to find out what those words are!

Ladies Who Lunch.  Brought to you by Ingrid Nilsen and Cat Valdes, this podcast I think everyone should listen to.  I love this and can't praise it enough because they talk about topics which are usually hushed and kept under the table, and I think it's really important for a voice to be brought to so many of the topics they speak of.  Sex, relationships, social phobias and so much more, they talk about it all, and they bring their own differing opinions to the table which is refreshing.  It's all well and good to hear to people praising the same thing but I love the differing of opinions these ladies have in certain topics and it's nice to hear arguments which come from different places.  Many claps from me for this podcast!

Psychobabble with Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl.
  A classic!  This specific podcast is why I started using the app and I looooooove it!  Already love Tyler and Korey, and my thoughts on them and this podcast haven't changed since I mentioned them in a post I published back in 2016 called 5 Apps I Love, it's just one of those podcasts which I just can't get enough of!  It's like listening to two of your friends on some of the most hilarious topics and I can just potter around the house and listen on.  I'll even exercise listening to this and surprisingly it helps me stay moving haha


And there we have the 5 podcasts which I love to listen too!  All through this post I kept typing podcats.  Good thing for editing hahah

I can't get enough of podcasts.  While there are some days where I will just have them on in the background, study to them, fall asleep listening to them, they're also so helpful when I just need to calm down.  Yes music is great when I'm in need of calming down but listening to these podcasts, and concentrating on their voices and what they're saying does me a world of good :)

Are there any podcasts that you listen too?  Let me know and I'll lend them my ear and see what I think!! 

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

PS!  Come and say hello!!! :) x

Monday, 24 July 2017

10 Thoughts I Have While Driving

I am a newbie to driving.  I saw newbie, but I've been driving for years.  And also avoiding driving for years because confidence and driving a car sometimes just don't match and I would think up any excuse under the sun to get out of having to drive.

However.  Guess who is driving now?!  ME!  Celebratory music and about times!


Driving can be scary and especially as a learner.  You're going slower than other drivers because it's the law and no one wants to get suspended and because you're not able to go at the full speed limit, you tend to come across a lot of annoyed drivers who clearly can't remember the distance they're meant to maintain while driving behind you.

It's a minimum of 2 seconds in Australia, fun fact!

I have many thoughts as it is but driving there are a whole heap of new ones, so without further ado....

Could you get any closer?  I know I'm a great driver and you just must want to get close to see how I drive but could you not??

I won't go any faster.  There are speed limits and I don't want to lose my license so I'm sorry but I'm going to stick at the speed limit!  And it doesn't matter how angry you get I won't go any faster!

Why aren't the traffic lights in my favour?  Some days you just hit every bloomin red light.  not physically hitting them because imagine the damage but something getting a clean run of green lights is the most satisfying thing

Please let the roundabout be clear!  Roundabouts and me (when I'm an a manual car) are not my favourite things.  I reckon I'd be fine now in a manual because I'm a more confident driver but ugh you need people to actually use their indicators so you know where they want to go!!  Or if the roundabout could just be all clear so you don't have to get frazzled that would be fab!

Seriously, if you get any closer you could join in on this conversation.  I immensely dislike people who tailgate.  Learner drivers have to put up with so much crap with other driving getting right up in their business and it's like other people have forgotten that they themselves where once a learner driver.  Just give us some spaceee!

Is that bird going to move out of the way?  When our bird pals just chill on the road and you're like are you going to hop out of the way because this is getting awkward and I don't want to have it on my conscious that I've startled or done anything worse to said bird.  Speaking of wildlife and roads...  How nervewracking is it when cats and dogs just run out onto the road?  Or if you're doing a night drive on a country road and you turn a corner and there is a massive bull just standing there.  True story and I'm so glad I've got control of mu movements because that bull looked menacing!

I do no have road rage thank you.  I never used to think I'd have road rage but wow has a sassy Emma emerged since she's been driving hahahah Most of the time it's kept internal and I'm just like simmering away with annoyance but on the odd occasion I will call a driver turd face when they do something stupid hehehhe

The.  Light.  Is.  Green.  When the light is green and people just sit there chatting away and the traffic is backed up and I'm there with people behind me getting angry because they can't see ahead of me and assume I'm the one holding everyone up and I'm like nah man chatty car up ahead won't stop chatting and all I want to do is shout the light is green but no we have to stay calm and just wait for them to finally move!!!  I have no road rage, I swear...

USE YO DAMN INDICATORS!  It isn't that hard to flick the dial up or down.  My biggest pet peeve with driving because you're there doing what you're meant to be doing and "more experienced drivers" get annoyed because you don't have mind reading powers to know where they want to go.

This reverse parallel business isn't so bad.  I don't think I've ever met a person who likes having to do reverse parallel parking.  Granted I've done them on extremely quiet streets where I had maybe one car go past so I didn't have to deal with a heap of other drivers but I found the actual movements of reverse parallel parking fun.  Yes I said reverse parallel parking was fun, but I reckon I'll change my views on it when I have to do them in a more hectic place hahah

Driving is fun hey hahahahha

I think deep down we all have a bit of road rage hahahha some are just louder than others ;) 

Let me know what goes through your head when you're driving!

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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