Monthly Archives: March 2014

Chichester State Forest Camping Trip

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Chichester Camping Trip CollageChichester State Forest Camping Trip 004 Chichester State Forest Camping Trip 005 Chichester State Forest Camping Trip 006 Chichester State Forest Camping Trip 007The weekend started off with an absolutely stunning drive watching the sunrise over the rolling hills. It was picture perfect and definitely made the early start worthwhile! After meeting up with friends and being handed a fresh hot pie for breakfast we set off along exploring the back roads to our destination, Chichester State Forest. We managed to spend about 8 hours driving with only a few km’s on a main road (which was a detour for the essential morning coffee stop). Once we got to the State forest there was no shortage of tracks to be driven, mud puddles to drive through and collapsed bridges to cross. It was a fantastic weekend enjoyed with great friends.

 

Reflections on Technology

Quiet MorningsLife on the online world has been a little quiet for me over the past few weeks, due to some internet and computer problems like:
– Internal hard drive becoming overfull, and in the process of making space on my laptop almost loosing my entire photo library (the heart stopping sheer panic only lasted a few minutes until I found that you actually need to delete the file three times before it’s actually removed from the computer and not just the twice that I originally thought)
– Internet data allowance ran out prior to me downloading a program that was an essential for me to use and unable to download on the ‘dial-up speed’ we then had.
So after many hours on the phone to telstra and dreaming of a new laptop, that I know isn’t a priority at the moment, everything seems to be up and running again.

During this process, as frustrating as it was, I was able to discover many positives. I was able to read some inspiring books and enjoy flicking through my gorgeous selection of magazines sitting on the bookshelf in the moments during the day that I would usually find myself reading blogs and browsing the net and It allowed me to go outside with a cup of tea and sit allowing myself the space and nature to inspire me instead of sitting at the computer during my breaks gleaning inspiration from pinterest and other sources which can easily become overwhelming and have the opposite effect that I was chasing.

It has helped me realise that I need to allow myself space to create and be inspired from the world around me and step away from the computer more often. I’m still a lover of technology, and my pinterest browsing will never stop, but I am now more aware of the effects it can have and sometimes it’s nice to be forced to have a break.