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by Mariam Alhazaa (subscribe)
I'm just your average Melbournian who knows how to have a great time in her home city. Vising my blog motivates you to love the small things this great city has to offer.
Published October 11th 2011
So I woke up last Sunday feeling really depressed about the fact that all my friends are hung over and just want to stay at home for the day.

Screw them," I said, all I need is myself to have a great time.

Determined to make the most of my day I decide to have a picnic and enjoy a little bit of nature. I read somewhere we crave the most, things that we don't have which probably meant that I've had it with traffic and checking my e-mail every second.

I opened my curtains and saw that it was sunny outside so I got dressed, made a sandwich, prepared a book to read and headed to the front door. As I open my front door, whoosh - a gust of wind hits me in the face as if to say, "no picnic for you honey".

I hate it when Melbourne weather tricks you into thinking it's going to be a beautiful day, "but a little wind shouldn't dampen my mood" I thought.

I made it my initiative to have a picnic that day and so I soldiered on. So I went to the garage, searched every nook and cranny for my old tent but couldn't find it, naturally building one was the logical thing to do at that point.

I found some worn out curtains and thought they might just work. I then started draping the washing line with the curtains and connected them to each other using pegs and made a myself a little hut.

I brought my sandwich, my book, a nice hot cup of tea, and my companion pet duck (Steve) inside the tent with me and I swear I couldn't tell where I was. I just knew that for a little while I changed my environment and it felt good to get away from it all.

Key notes:
1. Doing things on your own is sometimes a good thing
2. Don't worry what the weather is like, work around it
3. Doing things like when you were a kid is very liberating
4. Always have food and something to drink
5. And breathe

Take care guys and have fun...
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Comments
Wow, I actually forgot about the lil games we used to play when were kids. Making tents was my fav game. Thank you for letting me see a different world than mine while reading this article. :)
By Anonymous
Friday, 14th of October @ 11:36 am
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