drain unblocking

Sustainability Geekery

drain unblockingOkay so I’ve become a bit of an enviro nerd over the past couple of years. Issues like climate change and pollution have been affecting me. Basically, I don’t want our world to melt before my kids grow up and get the chance to experience all of the beautiful things that I’ve seen and done. And this has meant taking sustainability into my own hands as much as possible.

Most people are aware that they can do things like offset carbon emissions by paying a little extra for a flight, or ride the bike to work instead of driving, but even I didn’t realise what could be done around the home. Recently we had a serious problem with a blocked drain in the bathroom. I saw the warning signs like bad smell and damp spots but ignored them because I was busy. By the time I looked up drain inspections in Melbourne metropolitan region the problem was twice as big, the cost twice as high and I realised I should have called the drain repair company sooner. Anyway, the guy came around and used a drain camera to locate the blockage in the pipe, which was a nifty trick because then he didn’t have to excavate the whole bathroom to find the source. He then used some heavy duty blockage treatment to fix the problem, and did some work to repair the damaged pipe. To my relief, he got the job done in no time.

It’s pretty amazing that something as simple as drain unblocking in Melbourne got me thinking about sustainability. I realised that if I had kept up to date with cleaning the drains, the damage probably wouldn’t have gotten as bad as it did. However, I also didn’t want to pour nasty chemicals into the drain because they’re bad for the earth. That’s when I discovered an all natural, eco-friendly method for drain maintenance using bicarb soda and vinegar. This does the trick, is perfectly safe to use around the home, and best of all, doesn’t cost the earth anything.

trigger point dry needling courses

A fresh new start

trigger point dry needlingI had never set foot overseas until the ripe old age of twenty nine. I’d just liberated myself from one of those emotionally draining and long-expired relationships when my thoughts turned to travel for the very first time. I met an Italian backpacker at the bar one night while drowning my sorrows, and I know backpackers can have a bad rep but this woman was amazing. She’d had so many crazy experiences which she relayed to me over her gin and tonic, and had even learnt to have basic conversations in five languages. I sat there thinking that I had to get out there and see the world for myself.

That’s when I made the move to Auckland. Unlike many travellers who spend a few weeks in each country they visit, I wanted to settle into the place and become more familiar with the culture and customs over a period of time. So I enrolled in a trigger point dry needling course (which is what I would have done had I stayed in Australia anyway) and started to build a life in Auckland. Dry needling courses are quite affordable and have the potential to lead to a good career. I mean, it’s a legitimate medical treatment for serious ailments involving muscular pain around joints, orthopaedic and sporting conditions, and one you’ve got the accredited certificate in dry needling you can even open your own practice. I really can’t say enough good things about dry needling courses. New Zealand too proved to be quite an adventure for me. Perhaps I was feeling good about life now that I was studying dry needling and my life was back on track, but I guess that optimism infiltrated other parts of my life because I ended up making new friends, finding a brilliant apartment, and even falling in love with a Kiwi boy. And it was all thanks to my chance rendezvous with a backpacker in Oz. Thanks, Maria!

Marquee Hire

My 21st

My 21st birthday party was only a month away so the search for a party hire marquee began. i had been to many 18th Birthdays party’s recently where small marquee hires had been used and wanted to replicate something similar. I had heard many positive reviews about Marquees & Events who specialise in offering quality affordable marquee hire. Because of this i decided to get in contact with them through email at first and then via phone call. i spoke to a very friendly sales person who suggested i should look at a clear roof marquee hire as they look much more impressive than your standard white roof marquee.

Once i had learnt more about what it means to rent a marquee i decided to get a second option form marquee hire Melbourne, who confirmed what i had already been told. That the clearspan marquee hire with clear roofs and walls was the marquee for me. After much deliberation and thought i decided to go with this option. Once the team from marquee hire Melbourne turned up in there truck i could see that the equipment they used was very heavy duty and of the highest quality. The marquees themselves came in many separate parts which all had to be brought in one by one and then assembled.

marquee inside - purple lights

The team seemed to construct the marquee in just a matter of hours and soon were decorating the clear roof with fairy lights. Once i saw the finished job i was amazed and knew the right decision had been made. The following evening on the night of my 21st birthday party my friend Alex arrived early who worked for marquee hire Brighton he was also very impressed and loved the finishing touches. The night could not of gone better, and was a great success filled with unforgettable memories.


Attempting a DIY Conveyancing

Conveyancing MelbourneAlright, I give up. I’m completely lost, and if I’m honest, I’ve been completely lost for days. The last few days have been an epic journey where I have discovered the immensity of my own shortcomings. I’ve been wading through mountains of paperwork for days and it’s time for me to finally admit that I have no freaking idea what I’m doing.

So far, I’ve managed to be able to get through this whole house selling process on my own. I realise now that that probably wasn’t the wisest idea, but it definitely was a heck of alot cheaper than going through an agency and getting squeezed for every penny. But even though I was, and still am, staunchly against employing a real estate agent when I managed to find a buyer on my own, I think I need someone to handle all the paperwork.

There really isn’t any shame in using someone’s conveying services in Melbourne. There are just so many laws, rules, and regulations. Unless you’ve been trained specifically in the field, it’s basically impossible to make heads or tails of it. Of course, all the various government agencies and council branches make it as difficult for you as they possibly can, so that you have to pay your conveyancer in Brighton or wherever you are instead of just being able to do it yourself. It’s just one of the ways the government has of trying to create more jobs for more people, even if they’re not really necessary. It’s all about wringing all the money they possibly can out of you before you’ve even bought your next place. Say what you will about an advanced economy being one in which everyone is a specialist, I’m much more of an advocate for the Jack-of-all-trades lifestyle. If only that were a possibility.