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I’m Giving Up Sugar – Days 5 & 6
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I was doing fine this morning. I made sugarless pancakes with St Dalfour sugarless cherry jam and I was a happy girl. I was kept busy so I was fine until I entered the supermarket to get some supplies. My trolley dragged me towards the confectionary aisle where I spent time salivated over the colourful and enticing selection of goodies. My favourite Lindt chocolate was on special.

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I’m Giving Up Sugar!
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I’m Giving Up Sugar!

Sep 21, 2017 by

Ok, I’ve decided I’m giving up sugar for one month and the only way I think I’ll be able to do it is if I hold myself accountable by blogging my way through it. I have a sweet tooth and sugar is my best friend. I know I’m addicted to it because I go crazy if I can’t get a hit. I will tear the pantry apart looking for something sweet. If there’s no chocolate I can feel my stress levels rising. I’ll pull apart every container looking for a morsel of chocolate. If I’m lucky, I’ll find the chocolate cooking buds. Compound chocolate is better than nothing. Nutella works well too with Milo coming a close third. Failing that, condensed milk hits the spot, maple syrup, jam and Milo cereal.

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Matt Hollywood Illusions Magic Show Review
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Matt Hollywood is an extraordinary entertainer, comedian and master illusionist. If you’re looking for a drug-free night where you’ll still be tripping, I recommend booking VIP tickets to Matt Hollywood’s Illusions Magic Show, although it’s been rumoured that Matt Hollywood doesn’t really exist. Rumour has it that he’s a figure of the imagination, an illusion that can disappear in the blink of an eye. He sure had me scratching my head when one minute he was on stage and the next he was sitting in the audience after escaping the jaws of death.

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The Gathering Feel Good Festival
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The Gathering Feel Good Music Festival was launched on Australia Day, 26 January 2017 on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Set at Country Paradise Parklands, a superb venue on lush acreage tucked away in the outskirts of Nerang, there’s no doubt that this festival has set its roots on the Gold Coast for years to come. The Gathering Feel Good Music Festival is an opportunity to gather with friends, meet new friends, celebrate life, dance, eat, drink and be merry while experiencing the psytrance music of red hot international and Australian talent. Leave your stress at the gate and let all your inhibitions go with psytrance music, psychedelic decor, and mind, body, soul gurus guaranteed to make you feel good.

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The Awesome Side of Research – A Trapeze Lesson!
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As part of my research, I started by booking tickets to see Wolfe Bowart’s performance of Letters End which was pure magic. I then went to see Loritz Circus, a small travelling circus that sets up its own marquee and travels in an entourage of trucks. This gave me a good idea of what life on the road would have been like for the Broadways. They have a number of acts which includes Kenyan acrobats and the ten year old hula hoop sensation Americus, who appeared on the Oprah Show with her amazing act. I also went to see the Adrenaline Circus which was a much grander scale at QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) and I sat there in a pool of perspiration as I watched the acts in complete amazement and awe.

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One Act Play Theatre Festivals
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I have One Act Play Theatre Festivals to thank for inspiring me to write my own plays for my drama students. Some of my fondest memories come from the fun and laughter we had rehearsing for the theatre festival and the excitement of performing on the night. The icing on the cake was awards night. It may just as well have been the Academy Awards. The excitement of waiting to hear who won Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting, Best Play, and the Encouragement Awards was thrilling. Of course, when one of our team won, we were walking on air for weeks. I also felt that we didn’t have to personally win to be caught up in the excitement and the thrill of an industry that brings so much pleasure to those who participate as well as those who are entertained.

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