Women in teal

We’re a week away from the federal election. As someone who needs to stay apolitical irrespective of the government of the day, I would personally love to see more women and more diversity represented in state and federal politics. Having said that, my greatest observation over the past 5 – 6 years working with political journalists and politicians is that I think it takes a certain type of person to choose that path. It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted – the hours and endless media scrutiny alone can be deal breakers before you even get to an election. While it should be about policy rather then personality, I think it’s an incredibly challenging thing to be a politician and I certainly don’t envy them.

Nicky’s Majestic Retro Fridge in blue

The same could be said of leaders – whether they are born or made – some people feel the need to step up as leaders and other people don’t want the stress or responsibility. Having moved to a higher level role, I can say that the buck stops with you. There is no-one to escalate to – it’s you who is having the difficult conversations and making the hard decisions – doing the best you can with the information you have at the time.

I’ve been flat out at home and at work and can’t believe it’s nearly the middle of the year. Winter is a more introspective time with more time spent inside, which is a good thing as Mr Rosanna and I need to collect ourselves and work out how to best furnish and style our house including things we hadn’t necessarily budgeted for including heating downstairs. The garden is a whole other project in itself but we’re going to let it lay dormant over winter and have an arborist come over in Spring to assess the many trees on our property.

Before the money runs out, we’ve bought 3 – 4 vintage pieces on Facebook Marketplace and have been travelling all over Melbourne to collect meeting the interesting people who’ve owned them before us. We met fellow dog-lover Nicky today who restores antique furniture (and vintage cars!) and runs her own cleaning business. I loved her blue Majestic fridge – a retro style fridge made right here in Melbourne (Coburg). While I’ve always loved the look of Smeg fridges, I’m not sure how environmentally or budget-friendly they are so think I may make a beeline for Majestic if my current fridge ever dies. I also remember talking to a repair man years ago who told me Speed Queen washing machines were one of the better brands to buy as he rarely had to repair them. Who would have thought that the world of white goods could be so exciting! Have a great week.

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Author: missrosannablog

I'm a marketer, writer, blogger and creative type interested in all things arts and culture in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ranging from inner city to outer suburbia and beyond.

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