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About julieinmelbourne

Live in Melbourne born in Adelaide, and thus love Cooper's Pale Ale, Haigh's chocolates and a good Mclaren Vale shiraz. But am now also addicted to 'good' coffee, wearing black, and footy at the MCG

What do you call that darl? #blogjune

Pumpkin soup.   A simple yet satisfying winter dish. My recent discovery is to roast the pumpkin before blending it into a soup.  This roasting tip (which I think I got from Jamie Oliver), adds more depth and interest to the … Continue reading

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Flushed with caffeine #blogjune

“Coffee, because crack is bad for you” Unknown I used to enjoy coffee, but since living in Melbourne I have grown to love coffee. Which makes it that much harder now that coffee doesn’t love me back. Lately my face … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace Hopper #blogjune

One of my favourite sayings is “It is easier to ask for forgiveness than to get permission”.  This is something I say to myself when I find myself in a state of inertia, often when worrying about doing something new. … Continue reading

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Would you like fines with that? #blogjune

You know the saying about cobbler’s children being unshod,  well I think librarians are amongst the main offenders of overdue library books, but maybe it’s just me?  According to Patrick Cook’s (1983) Favourite names for boys & girls  “St Julie … Continue reading

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Being on a committee #blogjune

It was with mixed feelings that I attended my last VALA committee meeting tonight. As is the case with most non-profit and/or professional organisations, being on a committee is a volunteer role.  Committee membership requires a commitment of time, a … Continue reading

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A key indicator of being a profession #blogjune

I am both a qualified librarian and a qualified massage therapist.  I did a post-graduate course to become a librarian, and a diploma for remedial massage.  I am a paid up member to both professional associations – ALIA (Australian Library … Continue reading

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Favourite meal of the day #blogjune

Breakfast is the meal I most enjoy, and that I experiment with the most. Over the course of a week I could have the following:  weet-bix and milk, a green smoothie, porridge, toast and nut butter, fruit and yoghurt, and … Continue reading

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