Paula Joye stopped by MM HQ.


I like to start my open posts by telling you all to pop the kettle on, make yourself a cuppa and get comfy.

Because that’s exactly what I’m doing as I write this.

If you’ve never read an open post at Mamamia before – welcome. And if you’re one of our regulars – you know the drill.

This is our one post of the week where we do away with a theme and open up for comments and general conversation. You can talk about… anything you like. It might be who you’ve met (we love those!), where you’ve been or where you’re going, what you’ve be watching. ANYTHING. You can also ask questions of the MM Team or make suggestions. We love that.

It’s also the time where we give you a bit of an insight into what’s been happening at MM HQ.This week we’ve all become a little obsessed with Instagram – so you’ll notice a bit of a theme. We each have our own account but we’ve been getting particularly snap happy with the @mamamiaaus account. Are you following? Hope so.

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As for what’s on my mind (OMM), I’m looking at the date – June 27 – and wondering where the first half of the year went. Seriously. We’re half way through the year?! I swear it was only a couple of weeks ago we were all singing Christmas carols, right? But since it was the shortest day of the year this week, I figure we’re on the home stretch towards summer.

I’ve also got Melbourne on my mind – as I always do. I feel like I’m in a long distance relationship with that city but I’m thinking it might be time to cut ties. Or at least go on an extended break. Being in one place and having your people in another is so hard. Really hard.

But the more I go back, the less chance I give myself to create a life in the city I’m in.

So I’m hopping on a plane tomorrow night for one last weekend hit and then… (gulp) I’m going to try and embrace my new home.

That’s probably enough from me….  Now it’s your turn – what’s on your mind?

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