Five years on WordPress and one week left in Brisbane

A pretty emotional week! It has only really hit me in the last couple of days that I won’t be in Brisbane much longer. My last shift is Friday and soon I will need to make my way to Melbourne. I am currently looking for work and I hope to get into work as soon as I land there.


And today, I got a notification that I have been on WordPress for FIVE YEARS. That makes my blog’s birthday 06/03/14. Happy Birthday to Not that it was called this back then, but my blog in general. It has changed style as it ages.

A lot changes in five years. Some for the better and some for worse. But the worst we have experienced should fuel us to see the better moving forward. Time doesn’t stop so we may as well try to make it amazing. If we live our lives with the aim of having the best next five years we can, it will be. Even if we have downfalls, they won’t hit us as hard as they could have if we went in with no motivation to have a more enriched life.

The world gives us constant reminders of this. Yesterday we heard the tragic news that The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint died by suicide. Very sad news, he was in a band my whole family loved and to be honest, I really can’t think of anyone that doesn’t like them or at least respect them.

I now feel very lucky to have seen them twice live, in possibly the most brutal crowds I have ever been in. Isle of Wight Festival 2015, literally five minutes into the gig my shoe popped off and was never seen again in the mania. I had to hop on one foot as it got stamped on about a dozen times, and I wasn’t able to walk properly for two weeks after getting back home. Great memories. They certainly knew how to put on a show and I will remember the crowd as much as I will the performance. You have to be great at what you do to get people that pumped up.

In fact, I would like to elaborate on this in my next post as festivals just put me in a good mood. Writing about them probably will too.


So I will be heading to Melbourne soon, expect plenty of posts from this great city as I finally give it the exploration it deserves. Will it be my favourite place in Australia? Who knows. But I really am looking forward to updating you all as I travel and discover.

I am not saying goodbye to Brisbane yet, but sadly it is coming. But not for another week, and maybe a liiiiitle longer. I expect to be in Melbourne around mid march.

As always, I will keep you updated!



Thank you again to all my followers and regular readers, and hello to you if you are new to my blog!

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40 thoughts on “Five years on WordPress and one week left in Brisbane”

  1. I can understand there is a lot of emotion whem you are going from some place to another place, and good things must always end, it can be very heartfelt.

    I think you are heading for another adventure soon and discoveries, memories and experiences that you will never forget. I’m looking forward to following you up here in from Norway .

    I wish you lots of good luck and I hope you will find something work to do. Enjoy every second you have left in Brisbane.

    and you: it’s always a pleasure to read your blog, I bring a cup of coffee and put me in my favorit chair.
    Congratulations on five years Sam,Happy blogging.

    Take care of your self and make you a great day🦋

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    1. I love that you have a cup of coffee and a favourite chair! That is so nice to hear and keeps me writing 🙂 I too love to have a drink and just chill whilst reading blogs, it’s a great way to unwind.

      I will make the most of my last few days and have actually heard from a place in Melbourne possibly interested in hiring me, so fingers crossed!

      New post coming very shortly 🙂

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  2. Happy 5th anniversary!! That is a great achievement! Enjoy the rest of your time in Brisbane and I’m sure your time in Melbourne will be full of more fun and adventures!! And I look forward to reading about them 😀

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    1. Thank you! Can’t believe five years have gone by… but I am pleased to have things to blog about. Melbourne will give me plenty of things to blog about I am sure, six months worth I hope before heading back to the UK. Thanks for reading along my journey 🙂

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    1. Haha, I think you will find I did! And I appreciate your passion however one piece of advice I would have is not to bribe people… people don’t like being told what to do! But I did follow after chatting with you previously, maybe there was an error. I will see.


  3. Happy 5th Anniversary Sam! Enjoy your last time in Brisbane and safe travels to Melbourne! How long does it take to get there? Do you know anyone that lives there or have friends there?

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I have friends I made on the farm there so maybe I will meet some of them. It takes a couple of hours so it isn’t too much of a long flight 🙂

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