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Studying web design as a mature aged student

web design coursesUnlike most people, my life didn’t take a direct path. After graduating high school I became a labourer while all of my friends went to tafe or university. Then I changed my career a couple of times, and I even had a crack at owning my own business. I didn’t even get married until I was 40, which is a little unusual I guess. Anyway, recently I was sponsored by my employer to up-skill and take a web design course in the Melbourne CBD.

Look, I’ll admit it, I was terrified at first. The most education I’d had since I was sixteen was a hospitality certificate and a couple of IT courses which were unregistered. Going back to school to do a proper diploma was daunting for me as a mature aged student. They say that when you get to my age your brain doesn’t retain new information like it used to, and that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But, I didn’t really have much choice. I had to do this course for my employer, and after all, it wasn’t costing me anything, so I decided to give it my best shot.

Taking the course in Melbourne went much better than I expected. You’d think that software development degrees are one of the hardest (and perhaps they are), but really, you don’t need any former knowledge before you begin. In a way, I had this advantage over the younger generation taking the course because I’d already worked in the IT industry. Also, it really wasn’t all that hard to learn new skills. Perhaps I was a little slower at learning but I was more mature too, which meant I had better focus and attention span. I learnt a lot about web development and applications that I didn’t know before and brought a lot of new skills back with me when I returned to my job. Just goes to show that it’s never too late to learn.

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Your own person dry needling practitioner

trigger point dry needlingMy partner is a tradie. He works 10-hour days doing grueling manual labour and when he comes home he passes out on the couch. As a nurse, his work seems like slavery to me, but he gets an odd satisfaction out of it and of course, he’s addicted to the money. I try to make it up to him by giving him massages and preparing soothing aromatherapy baths, but lately he’s been getting weird pains in his back and neck that I haven’t been able to help with. I ended up booking him in for a treatment called trigger point dry needling which helps with the muscles and spasms. It can also be used to treat chronic pain and conditions like myofascial pain syndrome.The treatment was really effective and he loved it so much that now he wants it regularly for maintenance. So I decided to check out some trigger Point Dry Needling Courses Melbourne CBD for myself.


It’s not that the costs of the needling sessions were unmanageable for us, in fact they were quite reasonable. But I figured, if he’s going to be wanting treatment for life, then I may as well learn how to do it. Not only would I be saving the cash that would be going towards the dry needling treatment but I’d also be bringing some in. Plus having my own practice would suit my lifestyle as an nurse because I’d be able to make my own work hours. I did a bit of research on trigger point dry needling, and read about how they use small filament needs to reduce muscle swelling and dysfunction. I guess you wouldn’t expect to be able to do a
dry needling course in Australia because it seems like such an eastern thing, but actually it has little in common with acupuncture and Melbourne has a few good schools that offer accredited courses in dry needling. Anyway, I’m about to start my course soon… what a lucky hubby I have!

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Conveyancing v Architecture

I Conveyancing Melbourne don’t know why, exactly, but for some reason I thought that after my first year of uni I would have at least some idea of what I was actually going to do with the rest of my life. I thought I would just move straight through into the course I’d already chosen for myself, that I would take a wide range of different subjects, and naturally fall into something that I loved. Well, a year has passed and I still have no flaming idea what I’m doing with my life. More than that, I don’t even know what I want to do this year. When enrollment happened I just sort of picked a whole heap of classes at random and hoped for the best. Maybe I wouldn’t have to find my future. Maybe it would find me.

Looking back at my chosen classes, I really don’t know what in the world I thought I was doing. I have finance mixed in with conveyancing, agriculture with architecture. It’s a mess, pure and simple. People have been telling me pretty much non-stop that I need to play to my strengths, but what do you do when you’re mediocre at everything? I mean I’m not stand out good or bottom of the class bad so I haven’t been able to narrow down my list of options.

Maybe, instead of thinking about strengths vs weaknesses, I should think about practicality. I mean, is there anywhere to practice conveyancing in Mentone? Probably. Are there more than ten conveyancing companies? Probably not. Even though moving closer to the city would be great for a lot of reasons, it’s not something I really want to be doing right now. I love living here, I can’t see myself wanting to move in the foreseeable future.

The whole thing is just such a guessing game – it drives me up the wall. All I can really hope for is to luck out and end up somewhere half decent.

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Air conditioning problems

IAir conditioning Adelaide’ve been having problems for quite some time now with my air conditioning. Adelaide is, as everyone who lives here will tell you repeatedly, pretty hot this time of year. The bushfires didn’t come from nothing, it’s hot basically all the time. And I’m talking 30 degrees everyday hot. So everyone has their air conditioning unit on basically 24-7, and when your air con is acting up a bit, you really start to notice it.


I wouldn’t say that the problem has been particularly bad until recently. Before that, it was just pretty unreliable, and worked at about half the strength that I remembered, but it was still doing it’s job, cooling the house down and basically making the heat a lot more bearable. But then – maybe about a week ago? – it just fizzled and died altogether. And I didn’t know why. At first, I thought it was just a glitch and it would be back up and running with a bit of gentle persuasion, but after the days of heat started to stretch about before us, I realised that it wasn’t just magically going to come back to life. So I did the sensible thing and rung the
air conditioning service people in Adelaide. The man looked at the actual unit inside, scratched his head and walked outside. About five minutes later, he walked in, laughing, and told me to come and have a look. Confused, I followed him outside, where he’d unscrewed a couple of things to reveal a whole family of birds, complete with a nest. The repairman explained how the birds had chewed through a couple of cables and things, and told me how much it was going to cost to have it fixed, but it was one of those moments where you just couldn’t help laughing.

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Melbourne wedding expo

Melbourne wedding expo was finally just around the corner. My husband and I had been looking through numerous wedding magazines in search of the perfect marquee for quite some time. So when we heard about the wedding expo we jumped at the opportunity to attend. A wedding marquee hire in Melbourne was our dream and had always been at the top of our shopping list when it came to our wedding. We knew it would be a great space for us to entertain our family and friends. The expo defiantly did not disappoint there were many different marquees ranging from all colours, styles and shapes. There were big marquees through to small marquee hires on display.

Inside ClearSpan Marquee - Melbourne

We were both overwhelmed by what we saw. It was lot to take in but in the end, both decided on a Melbourne clearspan marquee hire. This had clear roofs and a split walling system, which meant we could open and close walls, as we liked on the day of the event. I actually have to give credit to my friend from Malvern who had a 30th birthday party and hired a very similar clear-roof party hire marquee from another marquee hire Melbourne business. I remember everybody was very impressed; there was a timber dance floor as well as extensive lighting hire equipment.

The marquee hire we decided on had many different optional extras such as silk linings for the roof and walls. Other extras included stage hire and dance floors as well as extensive quality furniture hire. All credit goes to party marquee hire MelbourneE who on the day took the time to explain in detail how the marquee was set up and delivered on the day of the event. They were very helpful and even gave us complimentary round bar tables and stools.

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