Thrilling Me!


The Colour Run + Mandala + The Daily Love + David Sedaris

The Colour Run

After an attempt to hold the event a couple of months ago was aborted due to adverse weather, the rain-soaked days preceding last weekend’s Swisse Colour Run caused a bit of concern that the event may have to be cancelled again. Much to our delight, the weather cleared up and was pretty well perfect for the day, with just a few massive mud patches to contend with.

Colour Run

Billed as the Happiest 5km on the Planet, the Colour Run certainly creates an atmosphere of joy and fun, rather than tense and highly competitive. You’re encouraged to take your time to (literally) soak in the colour bursts at every kilometre point, and dance along to the music playing. My favourite part was definitely the finish festival colour bursts – we all ended up completely drenched in vibrant colour. Lots of fun to do with a close bunch of friends.

Mandala Organic Arts Cafe

As we were going down the coast for the aforementioned Colour Run, we stopped in to one of my favourite cafe restaurants on the Goldie, Mandala Organic Arts Cafe.


Serving delicious tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes, as well as the most divine raw and organic desserts, Mandala is super popular with the Coastie set, and bookings for dinner are pretty much mandatory. We stopped in for a quick afternoon tea, filling our bellies with raw energy cacao balls, raw chocolate mousse, and warming cups of tea. Sitting out in the garden is especially delightful during these clear winter days.

The Daily Love

Mastin Kipp sends out his musings, super inspiring quotes and suggested reading material on a daily basis. Without fail. Hence The Daily Love. The dedication this takes is phenomenal and I’m always in awe of his ability to mix it up and provide inspiration to so many in such a variety ways.

The Daily Love

I sometimes don’t get around to reading them everyday, but it’s something of a treat for me to save them up and read through a bunch of them at a time, over the weekend. If you’re keen for a daily dose of loving inspiration and seriously incisive insights in to practically incorporating these tips in to your life on a daily basis – get on his list!

David Sedaris

Where has this man’s books been all my life? Seriously? I am highly resentful of the fact that I’ve only just now started reading his stuff, and simply CANNOT believe someone (anyone) did not attempt to prise the latest Dan Brown novel out of my clammy little hands sometime during the last decade and thrust (with insistence) his books in to my face.


Sedaris is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker and is an absolute writing genius. I’m only half way through one of his books, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and I can already feel a Sedaris book depository buying binge coming on. His ability to mine everyday experiences for comic gold is (in my opinion) unparalleled; you’ll be laughing out loud before you reach page three. Consider this me *thrusting his books in your face*. You’re welcome.

I’d love to hear what’s thrilling you! Or perhaps you’re liking something on my list? Would love to hear from you below.


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