Category Archives: Personal

Getting organised in our new home

As we set up our new home, I want to get really organized.

So I have goals for each room and each cupboard.

So far I have done our pantry and linen cupboard.

In the pantry, I am using lots of baskets and lazy Susan and storage containers to have easy access to everything. All the containers are see-through and all baskets are labeled so AS and I know where everything goes.

It is so true that if you have room and place for everything, then the pantry will never be messy and that is what I want to achieve.

With spices, as 12 jars are not enough, I made my own spice rack with 3 tier fruit basket with a lazy susan under it. I used small clear glass jars with labels to know exactly what each jar contains. I am so happy about this particular trick and I got inspired from the Facebook group called Mums who organise. I am also using lazy susans to store all sauces and spreads so they are easily accessible.

With the linen cupboard, I am separating items by size so I have a basket for queen sheets and single sheets and hand towel and bath towel and cot sheets. This way I know which basket to go for when I am looking for something.

So far I am happy to have achieved what I have planned. Next will be the kitchen storage cupboard and all our bathroom.

I will keep you posted.

Please share your tips and tricks to organise the house. I would really appreciate it.

Take care ,

M from nepaliaustralian
XOXO  

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International Women’s Day 2018

Today is International Women’s Day and it is a day to celebrate us, women, and have respect, appreciation and love towards us. Because everything starts from you and if you don’t respect, appreciate and love yourself, you can’t share that with the world.

Today I attended my first ever International Women’s Day Luncheon through my work and it was amazing.

The luncheon had many amazing women in attendance and the guest speaker was Anne Summers.

Anne Summers is an Australian writer and columnist, best known as a leading feminist, editor and publisher. She was formerly First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The speech was mind proving and made me think how things are hard for women in  their 70’s and 80’s.

The lunch was amazing with a choice of chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto , polenta, buttered spinach and truffles jus or Barramundi with creamed leek and lemon thyme, crisps eschalot and chive salad with apple balsamic.

It was followed by a divine dessert, Belgian chocolate fondant, Baileys parfait, golf feuilletine and passion-fruit caramel.

The afternoon ended with me winning the door prize.

Too all the women out there

Be strong 💪
Be happy 
Be positive +
Love 💕yourself so you can love others 💗

Happy International Women’s Day !!!

Hope everyone is having a great week.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Life – Death and in-between

In a span of 2 years, I have seen so many of our dear ones leave this world.

It started with my MIL’s sister with cancer followed by my dad’s sister, cancer again. Then after a while we lost AS’s grandma due to old age and them my mum’s sister (cancer) and then very recently my dad’s brother (kidney problem).

Going through all this grief in such a short period of time, I started thinking about death more seriously.

I know death is the only thing which we all know is certain but still when our near and dear ones pass away, we are left with pain and grief. Just because we all know everyone is going to leave this earth doesn’t make our pain any easier.

But at the same time I am appreciating life more. I am trying to enjoy time with friends and family doing things I love to do and living my life to the fullest so if I don’t wake up tomorrow, I know I will have no regret.

It is definitely lot harder to do than I have planned but I am going to keep this in mind.

Life is definitely unpredictable and too short for egos in relationships.

Surrounding myself with like mined and positive people will make it worth living. I am making the most of my time, saying what I want to and doing what I want to do. Nobody should be taken for granted and it works both way.

Someone’s death is a reminder for us that life is shorter than we think.

Hope I could provoke your thought about life and death and see this world slightly differently as no one knows what will happen tomorrow.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Shingles – a painful experience

Until I got shingles a few weeks ago, I didn’t know what shingles was. So let me first explain what it is.

Shingles is a painful rash which is most common in older adults and people who have weak immune systems because of stress, injury, certain medicines, or other reasons.

Shingles occur when the virus that causes chickenpox get activated again in your body. After you get better from chickenpox, the virus “sleeps” (is dormant) in your nerve roots. In some people, it stays dormant forever. In others, the virus “wakes up” when disease, stress, or aging weakens the immune system.

I had chickenpox as a child but never thought about it until now.

A few weeks ago, I started to have some pain on my left shoulder blade. The first few days, I thought it was due to me sleeping in a wrong position. But the pain didn’t go away after a few days, instead the pain was more intense and at times it was so severe that I was comparing it with labour pain.

When things didn’t get better in day 4, AS insisted I should go and see the physiotherapist and I am so thankful that he did. I was planning to wait a few more days before going to see a doctor otherwise.

So I went and saw my physiotherapist, the next day which was day 5. I explained to him what is happening and explained to him that I can’t remember doing anything in particular but I feel like I have very deep muscular pain for a few days now.

While he was giving me pressure point massage, he saw 4 small rashes on my back, like a pimple had just started.  He examined it closer and was sure it is Shingles. He asked me if I have been stressed later.

There was a lot happening at my work so it had definitely made me stressed with a few sleepless nights as well. But I didn’t think that it was so bad that my body would get Shingles.

Next day, I went to the GP and he confirmed that I have Shingles. He was glad that we caught it early so I can get the special medication (only in first 72 hours of a rash showing up) which was going to heal the rashes sooner. Also he told me to keep taking paracetamol if required, for the pain.

The medication did help the rashes to reduce and it slowly disappeared but the nerve pain didn’t go away so I had to go back to the GP. He prescribed me with codine and panadeine forte which was a relief but I was out of action from work for 10 days.

When I took those medication, I didn’t feel the pain but I felt like a zombie sometimes. I had headache as well as dizziness.  As we always do, I googled to check how long the pain was going to last and it was saying that for some people , the nerve pain lasts up to a year.

I was really scared to read that but thank god, my pain reduced in 2 weeks and I was able to function just on Panadol after that.

Anyway, I am all well and good now. I just wanted to share my experience with you all in case this helps anyone to diagnose the Shingles early. Please do not ignore any pains and aches, just go a GP straight away.

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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ID and key card

These days I am travelling a lot between different offices for my job.

The other day when I went from one office to another which was around 10 minutes’ drive, I realised that I had lost my employee ID and security pass.

I was panicking when one of my colleague emailed to let me know that someone had found the ID and handed it back.I was happy and relieved to know that.

Anyway I returned to the office and parked the car. As soon as I got out of the car, one of the tradesmen who was working on one of the building nearby came and said, “You are M right? We found the pass and gave it to the office.” I was thankful and thanked him and walked passed.

Within few second, another tradesman came to me and said, “Hello M, we have given your ID and pass back when we found it this afternoon.”

I thanked him again and walked literally for a second, there was 3rd and 4th guys telling me the same thing.

I was very grateful that they had found the id card and handed it back but all the attention I was getting when I walked from the car park to the office made me feel a bit uncomfortable. I am famous in that worksite for sure 🙂

Have you lost and found something important? Do share your story.

Have a great day everyone.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Take care

I feel blessed…

I am sure I am not alone in this boat. There are days/ week where you feel down and don’t want to do anything, meet anyone and feel as if your life is going nowhere. You just see everything around you and nothing is going according to your plan.

I am having one of those days and I feel like I need to jerking myself out of it and tell myself that I have many blessing to count and I should not waste time thinking about nonsense.

So that is what I am doing right now.

  • I am blessed with good health which so many people in this world wish for.

  • I am blessed to have loving parents who will do anything to make me happy and have been so supportive and caring throughout my life. I am where I am because of their sacrifice and love. I should never forget that even when I am down.

  • I am blessed to have a hubby who completes me in every way. He knows every small thing about me and tries his best to keep a smile on my face. I am so blessed to get a partner who is my love, friend and my life. Nothing can change our bond and I am so proud to say that.

  • I am blessed to have a daughter who is my world, my heartbeat and absolute cutie pie. When she hugs me, kisses me or says “I love you Mama”, the world becomes a happier place. She is a source of happiness in our lives. Sometime I become selfish and want to stop time as I don’t want her to grow up.

  • I am blessed to have a job which helps me to provide family with food, a roof on our head and life’s various needs.
  • I am blessed to be living in a country where I don’t have to worry about day to day stuff and don’t need to fight for our rights.
  • I am blessed to have friends and family who care about me and my happiness. Even if they may not be many, the care and love is real and it matters a lot.

Writing this is already making me feel better.

Please share your own list and hope that list can bring a smile on your face every time you are down or unhappy.

Have a great day everyone.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

 

We have got a new guest at our place 

I am sure I have mentioned here before that we live in an apartment but we have a good sized balcony. We have converted the balcony into a garden with artificial grass and pot plants.

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We also have a nice comfy outdoor sofa as in the photo .

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We love the balcony as we can relax and enjoy the winter afternoons and also use it for entertainment and BBQ.

These days Chhori loves the space too as she can run on the grass and she loves to water the plants as well. She also loves climbing up and down the sofas and the table 🙂

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Anyway it is the start of summer now in Sydney and we have been seeing lots of birds coming to our balcony which include the Indian myna and pigeons and an occasional parrot too. But recently we noticed that there are pigeons on the balcony almost all the time.

I quite like it because we are teaching Chhori words and I can show her real birds now and not just pictures. A couple of weeks ago, while I was sitting on the sofa, suddenly a pigeon came flying out from under the sofa and scared the crap out of me. It was so sudden and I was not expecting that.

My mum and AS also observed that there was more frequency of the pigeons on the balcony. One day while we were sitting on the outdoor sofa a pigeon tried to come to the balcony but flew away as we were there but it would check in every 5 or 10 minutes so we were kind of surprised. Seeing this behaviour I causally mentioned that may be the pigeons had laid eggs here so they are coming back so often. Out of curiosity, AS checked under the sofa and lo and behold, there were two tiny pigeon’s eggs right at the back. It was a very surprising discovery for us and we didn’t know what to do next.

As normal, we Googled to find out some more information on what to do next. The best answer we found was to leave them there until the baby pigeons arrive and clean the area once they fly away. I think the eggs have been there for more than 10 days or so and we think the eggs should hatch in the next week or so.

I think the mother and father take turns to sit on the eggs and mostly there is one bird under the sofa all the time.

After the discovery we try not to go out in the balcony that often as we don’t want to scare the pigeons. But we are very curious to see the baby birds soon. I hope they have healthy babies. I will keep posting the updates about our new guests soon.

If you have any tips for me , please do share.

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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