April update for the 2018 52-in-52 list

I had a cracker of a month when it comes to my 52 in 52! I started the month with 35 items remaining, and as it stands right now I only have 26. That’s 9 in one month, hells yeah!

Let’s go through them.

Join a mother’s group

When I was pregnant my hubby and I did an antenatal class to prepare ourselves for the birth. After that, all of the girls in the class stayed in touch. We were all first time mothers, and it was helpful to chat with others going through the same process.

Well, just recently we’ve gone from more of an online discussion group with the odd catch up to becoming more of a mother’s group., starting with organised a fortnightly catch up taking turns hosting at our houses. The babies play, the mother’s debrief, and we all enjoy ourselves. [...]  read more

One of the best customer experiences in a long time

I recently bought some brand new running shoes as my last ones were dead – there was no tread left and it was starting to hurt when I went for a run. I had ended up investing $199 into some brand new Asics, which I wrote about here. At the time I had mentioned that I was getting blisters with these new shoes, but expected them to go away.

After 3 weeks, that wasn't the case and I was still experiencing some extremely painful blisters on my big toes. I was actually quite upset, as I had reached a point where I just wasn't enjoying the shoes at all, and going for a run wasn't something I looked forward to. I had even looked at my old ones and thought about just returning back to those for the moment. I also hated the fact that I had spent $200 on some duds. [...]  read more

Plan to take over the world: Honest customer service day

Working in customer service, there are days when you hate customers. Not just a mild dislike “bad day” kind of feeling, more like a “OH MY GOD YOU MAKE MY BRAIN HURT WITH THE SHEER LEVEL OF STUPIDITY THAT YOU ARE DISPLAYING, I AM MORE DUMB FOR HAVING SPENT TIME ON THE PHONE WITH YOU” rampage kind of feeling. When curse words just spew forth from your mouth, so much so that your mother tries to grab for the soap to wash your mouth out but there's not enough soap in the world. [...]  read more