Hi. I’m Rachael Goldsworthy, and today is the first official day back in the office. Everybody seems to have a real spring in their step then I guess it’s because we’ve all had a really lovely break with the family and friends as I’m sure you have. Looking forward to getting back into things. This time if you would take an opportunity to look at how to improve the year ahead and I’d generally put out my 50 Top Tips, so if you wanted to have a look at that I’ll put a link on the website for you. So 50 Top Tips for an Amazing 2015. I’ll look forward to helping you in your real estate needs and will look forward to catching up with you on the next video.
The most bewitching night of year is near…the time to scare up new and imaginative Halloween costumes for the whole family. But the high cost of outfitting the gang and preparing for this enchanting evening can be frightening! Fear not-these tips will help you create wickedly cool costumes…and you won’t be tricked out of your cash.
- Shop early. Wattle U Bee at McGraths Hill and The Party Shop at Richmond are two Halloween haunts where you’ll find devilish deals on new and used costumes and accessories, or inspiring items to create your own. Be sure to shop early to get the best deals at the best prices, before other would-be ghosts and goblins have ransacked the racks.
- Plan a costume swap. Bring old costumes back to life by planning an exchange with friends or colleagues. This is an easy and inexpensive way to get thrilling new costumes for kids, teens and parents.
- Sew your own costumes. Whether you’re a master seamstress or can barely thread a needle, some of the local seamstresses have lots of creative costume ideas from easy to expert, and a huge variety of fabrics, trims and accessories.
- Fun costumes for little ones. Younger goblins have lots of exciting choices-Avatar, Iron Man or their favourite Nickelodeon character. Just remember that simpler is better-be sure the kids can move easily, there are no tripping hazards and they can see through masks.
- Cool costumes for older kids. With the popularity of Twilight, vampires will be taking a big bite out of Halloween this year. Other trendy choices include Avatar, Lady Gaga, Jersey Shore or a Rock Star. These costumes can be as simple or elaborate as you want-what’s most important is to have a fun!
- Think safety. When creating the costumes for little “trick or treaters” remember that to be seen is to be safe. Choose brighter colours for costumes or add reflective tape to darker disguises that will help them to be seen by drivers.
- Dress up your home. Bring the spirit of Halloween to your home with ghostly decorations-from cobwebs in the trees to tombstones in the garden.
- Pick up tasty treats. Check out Riverview Shopping Centre and Richmond Marketplace for bewitching bargains on all the ghoulish goodies little goblins will love. Sam’s Warehouse, $2 Shop, The Reject Shop have all your basics covered.
- Stock up for next year. Once the spookiest night of the year is past, your favourite stores offer spine-tingling sales on spooky costumes and devilish decorations for next Halloween-see the online before you shop.
- Store your décor. Get organised and store your Halloween treats for next year. Big W Richmond and Target Windsor offers a wide range of storage bins in all sizes.
- Windsor Peninsula Trick or Treating – If you live in Windsor on the Peninsula and want to participate put an orange balloon on your front fence and be delighted by a visit from the local children dressed up in theme. They will start trick or treating at 5 – 6:30pm. Join in as they come to your home, make sure you are stocked up “treat” is their favourite choice.
And furthermore we are only 8 weeks away from Christmas…am I scaring you yet 🙂
It is that time of year when many of us think of New Year resolutions and how we might do things differently this year. I was reading a journal on tips for a Powerful New Year which I thought was worth sharing with you. We all have a choice in life, which life will you choose?
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.
3. Buy a TIVO, record your late night shows and get more sleep. Harvey Norman McGraths Hill have just got in the 1 TB (larger memory 🙂 )
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement: “My purpose is to___________ today.”
5. Live with the three E’s: Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in 2011.
7. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
8. Dream more while you are awake.
9. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat fewer foods that are manufactured in plants.
10. Drink green tea and plenty of water and eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds and walnuts.
11. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
12. Clear the clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
13. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control.
Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
14. Realise that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
15. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
16. Smile and laugh more.
17. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
18. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
19. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
20. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
21. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
22. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
23. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”
26. Forgive everyone everything.
27. What other people think of you is none of your business.
28. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
30. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Stay in touch.
31. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
33. The best is yet to come
34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up, be present.
35. Do the right thing. Call your mother and father often.
36. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: “I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished__________.
37. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
38. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disneyland and you certainly don’t want a fast pass.