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Heat Wave Hacks for the Long Hot Summer Ahead

So, the last three days were over 35 degrees, and so, we’ve hit summer head-on.

What are some ways to survive the Australian summer ahead with your sanity intact?

$25 Big W pool

Invest in a backyard pool. $25 from Big W.

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights 2015

Only go out at night.

EastCoast Juice

Drink locally produced East Coast juice.

Peppermint Drumstick

Take advantage of icecream specials at your local shop.

train selfie

Catch a train. It’s totally more relaxing than driving to Sydney.

Best n Less thongs

Invest in a range of thongs and sandals.

Crust seafood Pizza

Order takeaway or home delivery rather than heating up your own kitchen.

Drink Cider

Drink cold beverages. Refrigerated your wine. Don’t be scared to add ice.

What are your key tips for surviving summer?

esc – calm in a can (+WIN a case of 12 cans)

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What? it looks like and energy drink? And it’s meant to CALM me down rather than leave me hyped up all night on the dancefloor? AND it has 50 calories per can (which is like eating an apple), I can buy it online and it tastes reasonable?

What?

Oh yeah, too hyper, let’s drink a can then finish this post.

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So, this drink has Valerian in it, which is a mild herbal relaxant and has anti-anxiety properties. Usually found in the vitamin isle, Valerian tablets have gotten me to sleep many a stressful night, whether by their relaxant qualities or from me getting up, moving around, having a glass of water then going back to bed. I was never sure. But it got a diet coke addicted girl through uni. The other ingredient include chamomile and passion flower which are also well known as calming. Tryptophan is an amino acid, which is needed for the production of Serotonin (ie happy relaxy brain chemicals). Seems the perfect drink for an overhyped, anxiety-prone girl like myself ;)

This drink has a small amount of fizz, more like the amount in Berocca rather than a fizzy drink. The taste isn’t very strong. Like a weak tropical cordial. Seems like a good drink to have if you want something cold but calming before something big, like an interview or hot date ;)

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Buy a case online for $28 with free shipping and discounts for bulk purchases! (Yep, stock up that work fridge to be able to throw one to your stressed out co-worker that had had three too many coffees this morning!)

<3 Want to win your own case of 12 cans of esc to try?

esc calm in a can

Well, leave a comment on this post letting me know your surefire relaxation tip, then complete the rafflecopter to enter. Extra entries for sharing on social media and liking ll.net and esc on Facebook :) Australian addresses only :)

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PS One month til my birthday! Donate to the Steve Waugh Foundation for me?

Fiona’s turning 30!

Playing with Fire

I’m up in Newcastle for the next few days, seeing friends and family… Tonight I’m out at Honeysuckle … Because the council has funded a ‘livesite’ with a band and lots of fires, presumably to serve the dual purposes of looking awesome and keeping people warm.

Photos will of course follow on my return to Canberra. But for now I’m sitting at a table at ‘Twist’, awaiting my friends and sipping my drink. Smells wonderfully like wood fires :)

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