Archives: Our Jillian

Oh Dear. Such a Long, Long time.

February 16, 2017 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

I’ll be back soon. Been in hospital for a long time from late September until Dec 1st.  3 different hospitals. Recuperating in Melbourne with occasional visit to my ‘tree change’ country abode. Not ready to live there full time as yet, but soon. Still some issues to manage.  but we are on the mend. Picking • Read More »

Jillian 35 – Paradigm Shift

January 31, 2016 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Jillian 35 – Paradigm Shift For the start of this series go to: http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ The other day Jillian and I were shooting the breeze and she began talking about this thing she called a Paradigm Shift. Paradigm Shift “Do you know what a Paradigm Shift is?” she asked. “Nope.” I admitted. Big mistake. “Gees, I’ve • Read More »

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Writing and 2016

January 6, 2016 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian, Writing.

Writing For those thirsting for more of the life and times of Jillian, be assured there is still more to tell. Much more. If you don’t know what I am talking about, what is that matter with you? For the start of these episodes go to: http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Lately I have allowed myself to be sidetracked • Read More »

Jillian 34 – Some More Writing Notes ‘Show Don’t Tell’

December 23, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Jillian 34 – Some More Writing Notes ‘Show Don’t Tell’ For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ “This next bit,” Jillian started out enthusiastically, “is the bees knees. It is, in my humble opinion,” she said (by the way Jillian is the least humble person I know), “the essence that moves a novel • Read More »

Jillian 33 – Some Writing Notes

November 23, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Writing tips from Our Jillian For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Writing has been on my mind. Lately I have been reading a lot of free books on my kindle. They are promotions mostly by newer authors and some of them are fantastic. Some of them fail the very first test of • Read More »

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Jillian 32 – Time & Motion

October 11, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

A busy Life For the start of these episodes go to  http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ I asked Jillian, once, how she managed time so she could fit so much into her busy life. She always seemed to be occupied with one task or another and they all appeared to just work; and I wondered how it all was • Read More »

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Jillian 31 – Cottage in The Snow

October 3, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Jillian had a friend, we’ll call her Mandy. Sadly she has passed away now, but at the time Jillian knew her she owned a delightful little cottage in a country town a few hours away from a major city in Australia. It was in an area • Read More »

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Jillian 30 – Pilot Licence Mega FAIL!

September 22, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Pilot Licence For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Every now and then Jillian tells me a snippet of something or other and then we move on and the information becomes lost in the mists of – well not time, necessarily – but forgetfulness and insignificance shall we say? Some time ago, while • Read More »

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Jillian 29 – A Little Night Music

September 14, 2015 | By Colin | 7 Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Jillian loves live music. We mentioned this a while ago when speaking of some time one night in New York. She reminded me, the other day, of another musical interlude in her life. This time it was an evening with a female jazz stylist. Jazz “What • Read More »

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Jillian 28 – Appro & Other Things.

September 7, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ It’s coming up to Melbourne Cup time, and it got me thinking. I asked Jillian if she had heard of ‘buying on appro’? She said she remembered her parents talking about it. Wasn’t sure if they ever did it – but yeah the concept was known • Read More »

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Jillian 27 – Sea-Baths

September 3, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ In a quaint little custom quite a few seaside towns and cities build a structure amongst the rocks right on the edge of the ocean and call it “The Saltwater Sea-Baths”. Sea-Baths Why you might do this with miles of sandy beach, sea water, dunes, breakers • Read More »

Jillian 25 – The Big Game (Patterns)

July 31, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

A story from Jillian’s memories. A rogues gallery of friends and enemies. Arthur had been retrenched and had no idea what to do or where to go. Money was not an immediate problem due to a reasonably generous package, and his partner who was still working at a really well paid job. She said she • Read More »

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Jillian 24 – I’ve Done It Again

July 21, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

This time I had no chance to say anything. Our Jillian went off with a tsunami of invective. Seems I had made her feel stupid. Amongst other things. Here’s the gist of it. “You are making me out like some hard drinking idiot. A stupid waste of space. Who has friends who are drunken dickheads • Read More »

#ourjillian

July 18, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Wow I’m kinda getting with it. Lots of stuff happening here at Career Change  Strategies. New Logo. new plan and new direction. Stuff will be changing here on an almost daily basis. More focus on writing and selling my IP. Stay tuned for more about this. Very exciting. 1st up that affects my good readers • Read More »

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Jillian 23 – Some Drinking Anecdotes

July 12, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Drinking Jillian has told me so much over the years and as I began this task; I compiled a list of potential topics. Many have already made it into print and many don’t really lend themselves to one of our stories. There are others that will be revealed ‘in the fullness of time’ as they • Read More »

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Jillian 22b – Potty Mouth

July 2, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

How Jillian and her Mum Hit The Town and Learned a Few Choice New Expressions and so Much More! Show-time in Melbourne continued! There was still another planned event to go. “How am I going to handle this?” Jillian said to herself. Venue Number 2 What she really said to me was. “I had a • Read More »

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Jillian 22a – Potty Mouth

June 29, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

How Jillian and her Mum Hit The Town and Learned a Few Choice New Expressions and so Much More! Show-time in Melbourne Some time ago, now (must have been mid to late 70’s) Jillian was in Melbourne with her mother. It was the first time Nancy had been in the big smoke. Any big smoke. • Read More »

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Jillian 20 – Fire in the House!

May 23, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Jillian 20 – Fire in the House! Sometimes Jillian tells me funny stuff, sometimes life stuff and sometimes general stuff that is not very much of anything. This time I reckon we got some dramatic substance. Can’t remember when this was nor where in the world, but it was obviously exciting and emotional for Jillian. • Read More »

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