Happy Friday and welcome to one of our favourite posts of the week – best & worst. It’s time to reflect on what’s happened during your week – the good, the bad and the in-between. There are no “rules” – just join in and tell us about your highs and lows.

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This is what I woke up to...

Worst:

Waking up to this [picture to the right]. Having style.com as my internet homepage is usually a nice wake-up, albeit a little luxurious. Not today though. No-sir-ee. I woke up to these shoes as a key feature of their ‘Summer Essentials’ list. We have the Crocs debate time and time again, recently though their novelty – and therefore our fascination with them – seems to have dropped off. This, ladies and gentlemen is what happens when we let our guard down, essentially … BEJEWELED CROCS! Ahhhh!!! So NO –these “sand stompers” are not worth $1000+ and NO, just because they’re on style.com doesn’t make them OK. Pheww…

My very little brother..

Best:

Observing my little brother in action. Having come home from school for the day my youngest brother dumps the shopping he’s been given to bring up, grabs himself an ice-block, starts rummaging through the kitchen drawers and finds what I would call a very average oven mitt. He lifts it up like it’s treasure, walks over to me and says, “can I wear this?” – I say, “sure.” He was so excited!

When you’re an adult everything’s so complicated and not a lot of these tiny things in life seem that amazing. He’s the smallest by a lot in our family so I think most of the time he must just get lost in his own fun little world while the rest of us at home are busy being adults. He’s such a character. He makes my week each week with things like this.

OMM (On My Mind):

Why are we here? Sometimes lately I’ll have really sporadic bursts of spirituality. Nothing really profound but definitely curious, things like: Where did we come from? How do we have our own unique personalities.. Why is that palm tree even there?! I know, right – and then I’ll think ‘I’m hungry!’ and then I’m back. All a bit of fun.

Nichole is a communications student and intern at Mamamia. She loves writing, even more so with a Zumbaron and good coffee in hand. Read more from Nichole at – holliandlola.com – where she writes under one of many unexplained nicknames, Lola.

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