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James Fridley has been at 29 events

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Google Local Sydney73,647*RSVP here:* http://goo.gl/VS2hne Forget Sculpture by the Sea, the hottest ticket in town is to City Experts by the Sea. While mingling over sunset drinks and canapés, you’ll hear from a former MasterChef contestant, perfect your moves on the mechanical surfboard and virtually visit the world’s most stunning beaches, right from the heart of Sydney’s most famous beach. To satisfy your sweet tooth, head over to the dessert bar to concoct the craziest combination of gelato and toppings with the team from Gelato Messina http://goo.gl/Lcsf50. Thanks to our friends at Uber, we’ll also help you get from the CBD to Bondi Beach. Just let us know on the RSVP form if you need transport, and we’ll be in touch with details. There will be plenty more surprises on the night, so come and join us to kick off the silly season in style! *How to score your spot:*  Existing City Experts: Simply RSVP at http://goo.gl/VS2hne by 11 November and contribute at least 5 new high-quality reviews each month to keep your status as a City Expert. Confirmation emails will be sent on Wednesday, 12 November. *Not yet a City Expert?* You and a mate can join in 3 easy steps:  1. Opt into City Experts at g.co/cityexperts 2. Write 50+ high quality reviews on Google. Here’s how: http://goo.gl/0TjZIW 3. RSVP here http://goo.gl/VS2hne by 11 November  *What is City Experts?* With City Experts, you can receive exclusive benefits just by writing local reviews on Google. Connect with reviewers like you, test new Google services and features before they are publicly available and enjoy benefits available only to City Experts, like contests and invites to special events. Millions of people rely on reviews like yours to decide where to go and what to do, so you help others by writing local reviews on Google. Join the fun at http://goo.gl/zWvezw.City Experts by the Sea2014-11-20 18:00:00224  
Google Local Sydney73,647*RSVP HERE:* http://goo.gl/lzmLth Jump for joy because spring is here! Join your fellow City Experts at our Sydney Spring Fling in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Enjoy exquisite food from our edible garden, release your inner child with giant backyard games and mingle with Sydney's City Experts. This evening of fun and frivolity is sure to put a little 'spring' in your step. This event is exclusive to Sydney’s City Experts with 50+ reviews and 5 new reviews each month. If you’e not yet a City Expert, join the fun at g.co/cityexpert.  *How to join*: Complete the RSVP form at http://goo.gl/lzmLth and write 50+ high quality reviews by 27 August if you'd like to attend. _Numbers are strictly limited, so get in quick! Confirmation emails will be sent on Thursday 28 August if you're on the guest list._Sydney Spring Fling2014-09-04 18:00:0094  
Google Local Sydney73,647*Win 1 of 10 spots on our exclusive "Come Fly With Us" event* *ENTER HERE*: http://goo.gl/ocvHnI Take to new heights with Google and come fly with us at the brand new @101782950033617330767 Indoor Skydiving Centre on Saturday, 19 July.  10 lucky reviewers will join our exclusive event just for sharing their opinions on Sydney businesses between 3 - 22 June, 2014. Each review is a new entry, so get cracking! Enter at http://goo.gl/ocvHnI. If you haven't already joined City Experts, sign up first at g.co/cityexperts. _Questions? Email sydneycommunity@google.com_"Come Fly With Us" Contest2014-07-19 11:00:0020  
Google Local Sydney73,647RSVP here: http://goo.gl/WA9jdV *_Rub shoulders with the rich and famous at our exclusive Google City Experts party_*  You are invited to join all of Sydney’s Google City Experts for an “evening with the stars” at Madame Tussauds, Darling Harbour. Walk the red carpet, get snapped by the paparazzi and get up close and personal with some famous faces. This is your big chance to take a phone call with Obama, have coffee with Rove, play cricket with Warnie and jump on the couch with Oprah! On Thursday 13 March, Madame Tussauds will be open exclusively for Sydney’s qualified Google City Experts and their fortunate +1s. Canapés and drinks will be flowing all evening, as we run amok amongst sports heroes, historical figures, pop stars, movie stars and Aussie greats. Dress ups are not compulsory, but prizes will be awarded to those who blend in best with the celebs. Come prepared for the inaugural Sydney's Google City Experts awards ceremony! *Here’s how to join us* This event is open exclusively to Sydney’s qualified Google City Experts, who have written 50+ reviews in total plus 5 new reviews to attend this event. Each qualified Google City Expert may bring along a +1 to join them for this memorable ‘night of nights’. For more information about joining the Google City Expert program, go to g.co/cityexpert. RSVP at http://goo.gl/WA9jdV _Confirmations will be sent via G+ by Friday, 7 March. Questions? Email sydneycommunity@google.com or reach out via our G+ page._ Lights! Camera! Action!2014-03-13 18:00:0066  
James Fridley10,720Guess it is time for an early night as #coffeemornings  approaches. Wonder who'll be there this time... Rants + coffee = Great Friday morning#CoffeeMornings2014-02-14 07:00:001  
Jackie M1,873,062I'm all about shortcuts and sometimes it's just more convenient to use cooking aids like prepared sauces, spice mixes, etc. In this session, I'm going to cover some NEW products I've encountered, and talk about how you can incorporate them into your everyday meals.  I gave +Shae Marshall-Rae a bag of samples of AgroMas sauces which she's going to experiment with during the week, and I'm going to grill her on what she thinks as well as get her to cook them Live On Air :) Malaysian Flavours 7 - Prepared Sauces/Blends2014-01-19 10:30:0060  
This Week in Science (TWIS)6,222,372Make time for SCIENCE News!  Dr. Kiki, Justin, and Blair explore the world of science news with a few of the week's popular stories: What do you think should be part of our conversation? What stories caught your eye? Let us know! Watch live here on Google+ or check out our feed over at http://twis.org/live - we have a chatroom! Join us! Listen to the full episode in audio or check out the show notes at our website: http://www.twis.org ! Follow us on Twitter!@TWIScienceThis Week in Science (TWIS) - Episode 4472014-01-17 04:30:00248  
James Fridley10,720Every year Single Origin Rosters does a thank you party as their last day of trade for the year. This involves awesome coffee, canapés, and if other years are anything to go by, a live band.  If you are looking for an excuse to **cough** finally get off your arse on a Friday morning and visit #coffeemornings  then this is the one that you want to come to. See you thereFinal #coffeemornings for 2013 (Xmas Edition) {Public}2013-12-20 08:30:0015  
BitterBliss375About that time of the week for another coffee and a chat with interesting people. Wonder who will be there this week...?Sydney #coffeemornings2013-08-02 07:00:003  
James Fridley10,720Just a quick reminder that tomorrow being Friday means that it is time to gather around a cafe table and chat about pretty much anything.  N.B. Single Origin is CLOSED for renovations. Tomorrow will be at Corduroy Cafe (near the Hollywood Hotel) See you there?Sydney #CoffeeMornings2013-05-03 07:00:001  
James Fridley10,720Can not believe it is Friday already. Time for more coffee.... of course... :-) See you there?Sydney #coffeemornings2013-03-22 07:00:001  
James Fridley10,720Yup, it is that time of week again when we stare disbelievingly at the calendar and think "How the hell is it Friday already"... which also means it is time for us to gather together and communally rant about this and that over a great cup of coffee. See you there at #coffeemornings  ?Sydney #coffeemornings2013-03-15 07:00:003  
James Fridley10,720Just in case people need a bit of a mental nudge, yes... tomorrow is Friday... again.... And yes... #coffeemornings  is on... and yes.... I'll be there from 7am.... but no ... that doesn't mean you can't arrive at 8am... :-) See you there?Sydney #coffeemornings2013-03-08 07:00:001  
James Fridley10,720Yup... it is back on again. Last week caught a few people out with #fastbreak  but this week #coffeemornings  is a go. See you there?Sydney #coffeemornings2013-03-01 07:00:001  
James Fridley10,720Yup.... Friday.... yup.... 7am.... yup .... coffee.... See you there?Sydney #coffeemornings2013-02-01 07:00:003  
Seumas Hyslop1,777On the Australia Day Holiday, it's time to put down the XMP Bursters for a couple of hours and have a drink with the people you've been fiercely battling with recently.  It's time for the first Sydney Enlightened/Resistance cross-factional meet. The main reason is to get out there and meet so many of you - both our own factions and that of our opposition.  It's been done in many other cities, and I can imagine everyone would benefit from getting to know the real life stories of the people you're playing against. And now the HUGE sweetener, thanks to Joe Philley at Niantic, there will be AT LEAST FIFTEEN invitations given out during this two hour period.  To have the maximum chance of winning one, you'll need to be a confirmed guest on this event (not just turn up) on the day.  There will also be bonus invitations for people that turn on Google Plus Party Mode on their phone and contribute photos to a shared gallery of everyone at the event.  Be there or miss out! Those people that are not yet playing but hope to be, you are welcome to come along as well - and you might score your invitation code to start playing and then have members of both the Enlightened and the Resistance courting you to join their team all at the same event!Sydney Ingress 1st Cross-Factional Social Meet2013-01-28 15:00:1627  
James Fridley10,720Do you really need more of an excuse to drink great coffee and meet awesome people..? Really? Well I hear that it is someone's b'day, so feel free to buy them a coffee or two... :-)Sydney #coffeemornings2013-01-25 07:00:001  
James Fridley10,720Yup... this week the cafe is open and #coffeemornings  will be on for young and old. Time to grab a seat, a cup of coffee and prepare to save the world one rant at a time... :-)Sydney #coffeemornings2013-01-18 07:00:002  
James Fridley10,720Only a few more hours until the first Sydney #coffeemornings  for the year... Wonder who will be there :-)Sydney #coffeemornings2013-01-10 21:00:002  
James Fridley10,720If there is one #coffeemornings to attend each year, this is the one you can not and should not miss. There will be food (a range of delicious canapés), there will be dancing and music (provided by a live band on the back of a truck), and yes.... there will be a tonne of coffee. This will be your last chance to visit Single Origin in 2012 as they shut down for the Xmas break, so make no excuses, set no other plans, don't eat breakfast before you come, and I will see you there.#coffeemornings Xmas Party2012-12-21 07:00:004  
James Fridley10,720It is that time of week again. Coffee, rants, and friends. Even got a couple in from overseas this time. See you there?Sydney #coffeemornings2012-11-16 07:00:001  
James Fridley10,720Seems Friday is here again so it is time for caffeinated rants... You coming? :-)Sydney #coffeemornings2012-11-08 21:00:001  
James Fridley10,720It is that time of week again when crazy people get up early and actually meet in real life.... There may also be some coffee and ranting on offer.... See you there?Sydney #coffeemornings2012-11-02 07:00:002  
Liz Quilty77,803The line up for the first show are the following guests @117735786919944218372 Should be in showing us his home made Arduino based coffee machine   @115420961179277990370 Sans Cable - a website that is a DVR for YouTube videos. (Tracks your watched time, adds subscribed videos) @105484284735002007613 Cross-Platform Mobile Development - (iOS dev) @102953614522521365925 Homebrew entertainment center and lighting control (mostly software, but will get some photos of the hardware together) http://home.caerleon.us/brian/TSandT/ @101147402122867422953 The Angry Beanie Recording  Setup For those who are in the hangout, make sure you have the plugins installed and enabled and have tested it in a hangout already, I will invite you in 10 mins prior to start time. For everyone else, i will be opening it up to people in my circles to fill up remaining spaces, and making it live for anyone else to watch and comment!Tech Show and Tell2012-10-20 22:00:0041  
James Fridley10,720Seems it is that time of week again to mix early mornings, coffee, and awesome conversations (rants).... :-)  See you there?Sydney #coffeemornings2012-10-18 22:00:003  
James Fridley10,720Time to burn off a few of those cakes... :-)#wedtwtclimb2012-10-17 17:00:001  
James Fridley10,720Seems it is that time of week again to mix early mornings, coffee, and awesome conversations (rants).... :-) See you there?Sydney #coffeemornings2012-10-05 07:00:001  
James Fridley10,720Don't come looking to try a latte or cappuccino, this event is all about black coffee, particularly this time with a focus on El Salvador Varietals. Hit up @samplecoffeebar for more details.Black Saturday - Sample Coffee Bar2012-09-25 02:00:001  
James Fridley10,720Hardy to believe the week has flown by again, but that is not excuse not to get up bright and early for a coffee and a chat... **cough** rant... :-)Sydney #coffeemornings2012-09-21 07:00:002  

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2015-07-07 15:34:52 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

It took a lot of effort to get hooked, and now I can't stop watching it. Sense 8, a series on Netflix made very little sense for the first 5 episodes, and while I am still not sure that I understand why (or really what the hell is going on), the character development is sticky, tangible and addictive.

Now the issue is I should probably go to bed and yet I would rather binge the rest of the series.

Most reshares: 2

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2015-07-14 08:14:52 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Most plusones: 39

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2015-07-07 15:34:52 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

It took a lot of effort to get hooked, and now I can't stop watching it. Sense 8, a series on Netflix made very little sense for the first 5 episodes, and while I am still not sure that I understand why (or really what the hell is going on), the character development is sticky, tangible and addictive.

Now the issue is I should probably go to bed and yet I would rather binge the rest of the series.

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2015-09-04 10:16:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Just a quick thanks to everyone who entered the competitions, those who supported them (the teams, roasters, friends/family), the sponsors, the volunteers (who are AWESOME!) and everyone involved. Seeing the coffee community come together like this makes all of the effort behind the scenes worth it.

https://bitterbliss.com/rants/being-judgemental-can-be-full-of-win/ 

Just a quick thanks to everyone who entered the competitions, those who supported them (the teams, roasters, friends/family), the sponsors, the volunteers (who are AWESOME!) and everyone involved. Seeing the coffee community come together like this makes all of the effort behind the scenes worth it.

https://bitterbliss.com/rants/being-judgemental-can-be-full-of-win/ ___

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2015-09-03 11:01:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

4th time finished The Martian and it's still epic!

Botanist MacGyver in space, sans Swiss army knife...

Seriously... what else do you need?

http://www.fridley.com.au/audible-recommendations/andy-weir/

4th time finished The Martian and it's still epic!

Botanist MacGyver in space, sans Swiss army knife...

Seriously... what else do you need?

http://www.fridley.com.au/audible-recommendations/andy-weir/___

2015-09-03 10:41:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Apparently today was an extremely frustrating and stressful day, and yet I survived. Who knew the mantra "suck in up Princess" actually works.....??O_o Here is to hoping that tomorrow is better... 

Apparently today was an extremely frustrating and stressful day, and yet I survived. Who knew the mantra "suck in up Princess" actually works.....??O_o Here is to hoping that tomorrow is better... ___

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2015-09-02 07:25:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

5(wks) x 7(days) x 4 coffees(avg) x 400 (yen) = $X... I have $Y...and Y<X...

Please shout me a coffee at http://gofundme.com/bitterbliss #BitterBlissJapanCoffeehunt 

5(wks) x 7(days) x 4 coffees(avg) x 400 (yen) = $X... I have $Y...and Y<X...

Please shout me a coffee at http://gofundme.com/bitterbliss #BitterBlissJapanCoffeehunt ___

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2015-09-01 07:45:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Just added a reward option for potential advertisers for my #BitterBlissJapanCoffeehunt 

Figure that if I am going to blog my way around Japan, it should prove to be a valuable space for someone...

http://www.gofundme.com/bitterbliss

Just added a reward option for potential advertisers for my #BitterBlissJapanCoffeehunt 

Figure that if I am going to blog my way around Japan, it should prove to be a valuable space for someone...

http://www.gofundme.com/bitterbliss___

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2015-08-31 10:33:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I suck at asking for help, but here goes nothing...

Not sure people realise, but BitterBliss.com is a self funded passion project that I've been doing for the past few years. While I am spending a lot of time volunteering for ASCA at the moment, over the years I have added hundreds of cafes to Google Maps, FourSquare, and other sites, and have posted reviews on sites like Yelp, Google Local and now on Zomato (most of which I did for free).

Drinking as much coffee as I do, and posting as much online doesn't come cheap, but it is something that I love to do. So.... I need your help....

I am about to go to Japan to support my family for a few weeks, and as such have an opportunity to travel around Japan, trying their coffee, and researching how Japanese coffee has evolved. Unfortunately I currently do not have the funds to complete this project.

I am... more »

I suck at asking for help, but here goes nothing...

Not sure people realise, but BitterBliss.com is a self funded passion project that I've been doing for the past few years. While I am spending a lot of time volunteering for ASCA at the moment, over the years I have added hundreds of cafes to Google Maps, FourSquare, and other sites, and have posted reviews on sites like Yelp, Google Local and now on Zomato (most of which I did for free).

Drinking as much coffee as I do, and posting as much online doesn't come cheap, but it is something that I love to do. So.... I need your help....

I am about to go to Japan to support my family for a few weeks, and as such have an opportunity to travel around Japan, trying their coffee, and researching how Japanese coffee has evolved. Unfortunately I currently do not have the funds to complete this project.

I am not good at asking for help, but here it goes. If you've gotten any value from BitterBliss.com please head to http://gofundme.com/bitterbliss and donate what you can. Whether it's just shouting me a coffee, of something more, every bit will count.

Thanks in advance for your support of the #BitterBlissJapanCoffeehunt___

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2015-08-31 07:17:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Decided that my site also needed a spot for coffee book recommendations. While http://www.fridley.com.au/audible-recommendations/coffee-books/ lists a couple of the obvious choices from James Hoffmann​ and Scott Rao​ but there is plenty of room for more. 

What other books would you consider as "must read"?

Decided that my site also needed a spot for coffee book recommendations. While http://www.fridley.com.au/audible-recommendations/coffee-books/ lists a couple of the obvious choices from James Hoffmann​ and Scott Rao​ but there is plenty of room for more. 

What other books would you consider as "must read"?___

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2015-08-31 04:36:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Having just binge read American Gods by Neil Gaiman, I needed something else to consume, and with the latest preview of The Martian by Andy Weir​ released, I was reminded that I had to read it (yet) again http://www.fridley.com.au/audible-recommendations/andy-weir/

Having just binge read American Gods by Neil Gaiman, I needed something else to consume, and with the latest preview of The Martian by Andy Weir​ released, I was reminded that I had to read it (yet) again http://www.fridley.com.au/audible-recommendations/andy-weir/___

2015-08-27 14:37:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Acids and bases and buffers.. oh my...

Just finished writing up my experience at Five Senses Coffee​ "H2O & Coffee" event. It was really one hell of an interest cupping event! Many thanks to Ben Bicknell​ and the team who put it together.

Not sure my notes got everything, but hopefully this will be enough information to make you curious enough to do your own research and experimentation.

http://frid.co/acidbasebuffer

Acids and bases and buffers.. oh my...

Just finished writing up my experience at Five Senses Coffee​ "H2O & Coffee" event. It was really one hell of an interest cupping event! Many thanks to Ben Bicknell​ and the team who put it together.

Not sure my notes got everything, but hopefully this will be enough information to make you curious enough to do your own research and experimentation.

http://frid.co/acidbasebuffer___

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2015-08-26 04:43:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

It's the final countdown....

Yup, #thecoffeeexperiece  is just around the corner, and in a couple more days, you'll have missed you chance to sign up.

It's the final countdown....

Yup, #thecoffeeexperiece  is just around the corner, and in a couple more days, you'll have missed you chance to sign up.___

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2015-08-24 02:54:17 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Decided that I needed to re-read American Gods again.... cause it's awesome! http://www.fridley.com.au/audible-recommendations/neil-gaiman/

Decided that I needed to re-read American Gods again.... cause it's awesome! http://www.fridley.com.au/audible-recommendations/neil-gaiman/___

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2015-08-21 04:02:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Have you signed up for (or plan to) the NSW/ACT Barista Championship to be held at the #coffeeexperience?

Then have I got the workshop for you.

Free for any competitor who has registered (and $10/pp for those who are just interested or plan on competing in future comps), this workshop will focus on the tips and tricks to successfully competing in the Barista Championship.

It'll be held at 5 Senses Sydney on Mon 24th from 7:00pm

See you there.

N.B. This will not be a reading of the rules, as you are expected to have already done this. 

Have you signed up for (or plan to) the NSW/ACT Barista Championship to be held at the #coffeeexperience?

Then have I got the workshop for you.

Free for any competitor who has registered (and $10/pp for those who are just interested or plan on competing in future comps), this workshop will focus on the tips and tricks to successfully competing in the Barista Championship.

It'll be held at 5 Senses Sydney on Mon 24th from 7:00pm

See you there.

N.B. This will not be a reading of the rules, as you are expected to have already done this. ___

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2015-08-21 03:57:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Have you signed up for (or plan to) the NSW/ACT Latte Art Championship to be held at the #coffeeexperience?

Then have I got the workshop for you.

Free for any competitor who has registered (and $10/pp for those who are just interested or plan on competing in future comps), this workshop will focus on the tips and tricks to successfully competing in the Latte Art Championship.

It'll be held at 5 Senses Sydney on Mon 24th from 5:30pm

See you there.

N.B. This will not be a reading of the rules, as you are expected to have already done this. 

Have you signed up for (or plan to) the NSW/ACT Latte Art Championship to be held at the #coffeeexperience?

Then have I got the workshop for you.

Free for any competitor who has registered (and $10/pp for those who are just interested or plan on competing in future comps), this workshop will focus on the tips and tricks to successfully competing in the Latte Art Championship.

It'll be held at 5 Senses Sydney on Mon 24th from 5:30pm

See you there.

N.B. This will not be a reading of the rules, as you are expected to have already done this. ___

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2015-08-21 02:34:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Have you signed up for (or plan to) the NSW/ACT Barista Championship to be held at the #coffeeexperience? Then have I got the workshop for you.

Free for any competitor who has registered (and $10/pp for those who are just interested or plan on competing in future comps), this workshop will focus on the tips and tricks to successfully competing in the Barista Championship.

It'll be held at DC Laundry on Mon 24th from 6:30pm

See you there.

N.B. This will not be a reading of the rules, as you are expected to have already done this. 

Have you signed up for (or plan to) the NSW/ACT Barista Championship to be held at the #coffeeexperience? Then have I got the workshop for you.

Free for any competitor who has registered (and $10/pp for those who are just interested or plan on competing in future comps), this workshop will focus on the tips and tricks to successfully competing in the Barista Championship.

It'll be held at DC Laundry on Mon 24th from 6:30pm

See you there.

N.B. This will not be a reading of the rules, as you are expected to have already done this. ___

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2015-08-20 04:12:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Using a cup holder properly seems only natural. 😆☕👍

This is the type of "take away" coffee that I could get used to.

More details at http://instagram.com/bitterbliss 

Using a cup holder properly seems only natural. 😆☕👍

This is the type of "take away" coffee that I could get used to.

More details at http://instagram.com/bitterbliss ___

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2015-08-20 01:30:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Coffee Experience is just around the corner, and we need your help to make it the best event/competition possible. Sign up at http://frid.co/coffeeexp15vol to volunteer today.

Btw, did you know that volunteers get in for free.... :-)

Coffee Experience is just around the corner, and we need your help to make it the best event/competition possible. Sign up at http://frid.co/coffeeexp15vol to volunteer today.

Btw, did you know that volunteers get in for free.... :-)___

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2015-08-19 01:20:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Updating my website is becoming dangerous.... Now I want to go and re-read the entire Ender's Game series..... O_o

http://www.fridley.com.au/audible-recommendations/orson-scott-card/

Updating my website is becoming dangerous.... Now I want to go and re-read the entire Ender's Game series..... O_o

http://www.fridley.com.au/audible-recommendations/orson-scott-card/___

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2015-08-18 13:23:41 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Going through my #audible recommendations again during a redesign of my website is great fun, but now want to read them all again.

I have a funny feeling that the first on the list will be the Iron Druid Chronicles (again....)  :-) 

 http://www.fridley.com.au/audible-recommendations/kevin-hearne

Going through my #audible recommendations again during a redesign of my website is great fun, but now want to read them all again.

I have a funny feeling that the first on the list will be the Iron Druid Chronicles (again....)  :-) 

 http://www.fridley.com.au/audible-recommendations/kevin-hearne___

2015-08-18 04:19:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Have a client looking for a captive portal router for a cafe. There are quite a few around though. Any recommendations?

Have a client looking for a captive portal router for a cafe. There are quite a few around though. Any recommendations?___

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2015-08-17 11:19:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I am starting to think that there is a chance I am addicted to coffee?? Crazy thought I know... but I just found myself researching an expo in Milan thinking...." yeah.... I wouldn't mind going to that...."

Something tells me I need to either tone this down or start rounding up sponsors... :-) 

http://host.fieramilano.it/en/coffee-district-focus-coffee 

I am starting to think that there is a chance I am addicted to coffee?? Crazy thought I know... but I just found myself researching an expo in Milan thinking...." yeah.... I wouldn't mind going to that...."

Something tells me I need to either tone this down or start rounding up sponsors... :-) 

http://host.fieramilano.it/en/coffee-district-focus-coffee ___

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2015-08-13 09:49:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

All in all, today was a great day for a #coffeehunt

More details at http://instagram.com/bitterbliss 

All in all, today was a great day for a #coffeehunt

More details at http://instagram.com/bitterbliss ___

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2015-08-13 00:48:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Time to head off an find a #techhobo #portableoffice for the rest of the morning... but before I do, one last pic... 😆👊 #whoneedsafilter

Time to head off an find a #techhobo #portableoffice for the rest of the morning... but before I do, one last pic... 😆👊 #whoneedsafilter___

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2015-08-10 07:10:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Got the tongue of a sensory judge?? Maybe you can help out at ASCA NSW/ACT Competitions. http://frid.co/coffeeexp15judge 

Got the tongue of a sensory judge?? Maybe you can help out at ASCA NSW/ACT Competitions. http://frid.co/coffeeexp15judge ___

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2015-08-09 04:09:39 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Hair of the dog...??

...___Hair of the dog...??

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2015-08-08 12:28:52 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Certainly possible...

Anyone else notice the huge amount of battery Audible can use.
Could it be related to the speed up, listening at 1.25 - 1.5 speed?___Certainly possible...

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2015-08-05 02:04:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The secret is out

People often wonder what it is that I do to pay for all the coffee I drink, so I'll let you in on the secret. I am a freelancer who helps businesses get control of their online presence. I'm many cases this starts with a basic website.

Offered the challenge of creating a really basic, affordable site for a new cafe, in a short amount of time I was able help these guys out. Sure it is not the most advanced website, nor takes advantage of some more labour intensive features that I could have used, but for the time and the price, I think it has worked out well.

Like anyone just starting out, it lacks the pictures and content that will be added as the business grows, but like all of my projects, the key area is functionality. Having a mobile friendly site these days is a must, especially according to Google.

So if you are in need of... more »

The secret is out

People often wonder what it is that I do to pay for all the coffee I drink, so I'll let you in on the secret. I am a freelancer who helps businesses get control of their online presence. I'm many cases this starts with a basic website.

Offered the challenge of creating a really basic, affordable site for a new cafe, in a short amount of time I was able help these guys out. Sure it is not the most advanced website, nor takes advantage of some more labour intensive features that I could have used, but for the time and the price, I think it has worked out well.

Like anyone just starting out, it lacks the pictures and content that will be added as the business grows, but like all of my projects, the key area is functionality. Having a mobile friendly site these days is a must, especially according to Google.

So if you are in need of a website for a cafe or small business, a strategic look at your online (and offline) strategy, or need some advice on how to market your business to key demographics, feel free to get in touch.___

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2015-07-30 06:50:49 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Hard to believe that I've spent over $450 over the last 3 years for multiple pairs of these Bose IE2 headphones. I even paid out more for the special noise cancelling ear buds, and yet every time the cables start to give out.

If only the silicon ear buds weren't so damm comfortable. Can anyone recommend an alternative? Given the $$ I seem to be spending, maybe it time I go back to a pair of Ultimate Ears? 

Hard to believe that I've spent over $450 over the last 3 years for multiple pairs of these Bose IE2 headphones. I even paid out more for the special noise cancelling ear buds, and yet every time the cables start to give out.

If only the silicon ear buds weren't so damm comfortable. Can anyone recommend an alternative? Given the $$ I seem to be spending, maybe it time I go back to a pair of Ultimate Ears? ___

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2015-07-27 21:44:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

deep breath in.... and out.... Time to dig myself out of the hole Monday left for me. 

deep breath in.... and out.... Time to dig myself out of the hole Monday left for me. ___

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2015-07-27 11:05:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Aroma Festival 2015 -  Done and dusted

To help my mind wind down in the post Aroma Festival mode, I figured a bit of a write up was required to thank those involved. 

So if you don't want to read it, but you helped at the workshops, the ASCA stand or just attended.... thanks :-)

https://bitterbliss.com/rants/aroma-festival-2015/

Aroma Festival 2015 -  Done and dusted

To help my mind wind down in the post Aroma Festival mode, I figured a bit of a write up was required to thank those involved. 

So if you don't want to read it, but you helped at the workshops, the ASCA stand or just attended.... thanks :-)

https://bitterbliss.com/rants/aroma-festival-2015/___

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2015-07-24 09:07:52 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Problem solved... Kinda 

Problem solved... Kinda ___

2015-07-24 08:56:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I am suddenly in the mood for a massive dram of scotch...........

I am suddenly in the mood for a massive dram of scotch...........___

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2015-07-16 21:48:45 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

When you put a freshly charged battery into a Samsung S4 and it says that already it has dropped 3% (now 7% as I write) and I only have 54min of use left....??!! Well, I guess it is going to be one of those days... 

When you put a freshly charged battery into a Samsung S4 and it says that already it has dropped 3% (now 7% as I write) and I only have 54min of use left....??!! Well, I guess it is going to be one of those days... ___

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2015-07-16 18:34:30 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

pop... eyes open... brain switches on full bore Kinda wish my brain was less binary. 430am is a bit earlier than I need to be awake... 

pop... eyes open... brain switches on full bore Kinda wish my brain was less binary. 430am is a bit earlier than I need to be awake... ___

2015-07-15 06:57:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Map editing, at long last... Well... Nearly

I was really happy to read Google's post regarding the restart of map editing, and now the only question is, how can I get involved in the program again. I have a few clients who are still waiting for their details to be updated on Google maps, and I'd love to be able to take some proactive steps to resolve it.

If you have not read the announcement yet, here you go https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!category-topic/map-maker/news-and-announcements/fY-Cu6355pM

#googlemaps

Map editing, at long last... Well... Nearly

I was really happy to read Google's post regarding the restart of map editing, and now the only question is, how can I get involved in the program again. I have a few clients who are still waiting for their details to be updated on Google maps, and I'd love to be able to take some proactive steps to resolve it.

If you have not read the announcement yet, here you go https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!category-topic/map-maker/news-and-announcements/fY-Cu6355pM

#googlemaps___

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2015-07-14 08:14:52 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

more cats on the internet...

___more cats on the internet...

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2015-07-09 04:03:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Coming to #therocks #aroma Workshops? Here is a useful way to find the front door. Haven't signed up yet? Still got time to make the Roasters Guild Cupping Workshop on tonight, but otherwise be sure to check out the other workshops over the upcoming days leading up to the Aroma Festival on Sunday 26th. http://frid.co/Aroma15details

Coming to #therocks #aroma Workshops? Here is a useful way to find the front door. Haven't signed up yet? Still got time to make the Roasters Guild Cupping Workshop on tonight, but otherwise be sure to check out the other workshops over the upcoming days leading up to the Aroma Festival on Sunday 26th. http://frid.co/Aroma15details___

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2015-07-07 15:34:52 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

It took a lot of effort to get hooked, and now I can't stop watching it. Sense 8, a series on Netflix made very little sense for the first 5 episodes, and while I am still not sure that I understand why (or really what the hell is going on), the character development is sticky, tangible and addictive.

Now the issue is I should probably go to bed and yet I would rather binge the rest of the series.

It took a lot of effort to get hooked, and now I can't stop watching it. Sense 8, a series on Netflix made very little sense for the first 5 episodes, and while I am still not sure that I understand why (or really what the hell is going on), the character development is sticky, tangible and addictive.

Now the issue is I should probably go to bed and yet I would rather binge the rest of the series.___

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2015-07-07 05:13:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Latte Art Workshops - Get your tickets now

Latte art is far too hard for beginners to do well... right?? Well maybe if you had the 2015 NSW Barista Champion (Andy Liu) and the Head Trainer from Belaroma (Hugh McDonnell) to walk you through the fundamentals of latte art, then your skills, and more importantly your increased confidence, would allow you to add that professional flair to your next cup of coffee.

For tickets to these workshops or information about other Aroma Festival Workshops, head to http://frid.co/Aroma15details 

Latte Art Workshops - Get your tickets now

Latte art is far too hard for beginners to do well... right?? Well maybe if you had the 2015 NSW Barista Champion (Andy Liu) and the Head Trainer from Belaroma (Hugh McDonnell) to walk you through the fundamentals of latte art, then your skills, and more importantly your increased confidence, would allow you to add that professional flair to your next cup of coffee.

For tickets to these workshops or information about other Aroma Festival Workshops, head to http://frid.co/Aroma15details ___

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2015-07-07 04:56:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Cupping 101 - Get your tickets now

Have you heard about "cupping" and wondered what it is or how it is done? Here is an opportunity for you to expand your understanding of coffee, and open your eyes to a new way of processing the flavours and characteristics of coffee.

Will Scholl, a certified Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) trainer, is going to be your guide during these workshops, providing passionate coffee people with a better understanding of what makes up their favourite brew.

For tickets or more information about this or other workshops during the Aroma Festival, head over to http://frid.co/Aroma15details 

Cupping 101 - Get your tickets now

Have you heard about "cupping" and wondered what it is or how it is done? Here is an opportunity for you to expand your understanding of coffee, and open your eyes to a new way of processing the flavours and characteristics of coffee.

Will Scholl, a certified Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) trainer, is going to be your guide during these workshops, providing passionate coffee people with a better understanding of what makes up their favourite brew.

For tickets or more information about this or other workshops during the Aroma Festival, head over to http://frid.co/Aroma15details ___

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2015-07-07 04:42:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Roasters Guild Cupping Workshop - Get your tickets now

Got your tickets for the Roasters Guild Cupping Workshop? If you've ever wanted an overview of basic and more advanced roasting coffee variables, a better understanding of the connection between cupping and roasting, and a chance to ask questions to roasters from 2 of Sydney's Best cafes, then this is your chance.

Join Kory (of @editionroasters) and Nawar (of @brewtownnewtown) for an informative and interesting presentation on either the 9th or 16th of July from 6-8pm.

For tickets ($20/pp) and/or information about other Aroma Festival Workshops, head to http://frid.co/Aroma15/details 

Roasters Guild Cupping Workshop - Get your tickets now

Got your tickets for the Roasters Guild Cupping Workshop? If you've ever wanted an overview of basic and more advanced roasting coffee variables, a better understanding of the connection between cupping and roasting, and a chance to ask questions to roasters from 2 of Sydney's Best cafes, then this is your chance.

Join Kory (of @editionroasters) and Nawar (of @brewtownnewtown) for an informative and interesting presentation on either the 9th or 16th of July from 6-8pm.

For tickets ($20/pp) and/or information about other Aroma Festival Workshops, head to http://frid.co/Aroma15/details ___

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2015-07-05 02:50:17 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Time for a #publicserviceannouncement  "Don't get caught with your pants down"
(This is regarding the WhatsApp Virus but is worth going through as general security maintenance.)

I have had a couple of calls from my mum recently who managed to infect her phone and possibly her Gmail account by clicking on a link in an email from her friend.... O_o

1.DO NOT CLICK LINKS YOU ARE NOT EXPECTING!!!

So after she clicked the link, it sent out the same looking email from her account to everyone in her contact list. 

If someone is using your account without your permission you can see who is logged into it via You can check your account activity from this link https://security.google.com/settings/security/activity and then you need to change your password immediately https://accounts.google.com/EditPasswd... more »

Time for a #publicserviceannouncement  "Don't get caught with your pants down"
(This is regarding the WhatsApp Virus but is worth going through as general security maintenance.)

I have had a couple of calls from my mum recently who managed to infect her phone and possibly her Gmail account by clicking on a link in an email from her friend.... O_o

1.DO NOT CLICK LINKS YOU ARE NOT EXPECTING!!!

So after she clicked the link, it sent out the same looking email from her account to everyone in her contact list. 

If someone is using your account without your permission you can see who is logged into it via You can check your account activity from this link https://security.google.com/settings/security/activity and then you need to change your password immediately https://accounts.google.com/EditPasswd

You may also want to review your personal info to make sure that nothing was changed https://www.google.com/settings/personalinfo 

As Gmail has it, if you have not already set it up, you should enable 2-step verification. https://www.google.com/settings/security 

You should also double check who has permissions to access your account https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions and remove anyone you don't recognise.

Finally, if you are on a windows machine, take this motivation to do what you should have done long ago. Only use a standard account for day to day activities. Using an "Administrator account everyday is like running around with your pants down around your ankles and a target tattooed on your arse. 

To do this go to your control panel, under the "User Accounts and Family Safety", add a new Admin user. You will need this to install new programs etc in the future. Give it a strong password.

Next you need to change your current account type. You'll find this option at -> Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts and then need to "Change your account type" to standard user.

Why?  -- As a standard user, even if your computer does get infected, it won't have the same access or impact as it would on an administrator account. 

Oh... and if you have issues remembering or creating long secure passwords for your accounts, stop using the same password for all of your accounts, stop using "1234", "monkey" or "password", and start using LastPass. These days it works on pretty much anything so you have no excuse not to... (LastPass.com)

This has been a public service announcement. If you have questions about this, or can't manage it, maybe you should contact Fridley Web Services (Fridley.com.au)....  *wink*___

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2015-07-02 07:27:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Looking for more information about the July Coffee Workshops around the Aroma Festival?

In the process of working out who is going to be running each session, I have created a spreadsheet from which you can book your tickets for the events. 

July Workshop Spreadsheet ( http://frid.co/aroma15workshops )

P.S. If you run into any issues, you can all of the information via the top link 

P.P.S If you have the time to help out at these workshops and can volunteer, register you interest and availability here ( http://frid.co/ASCAaroma15 )

Looking for more information about the July Coffee Workshops around the Aroma Festival?

In the process of working out who is going to be running each session, I have created a spreadsheet from which you can book your tickets for the events. 

July Workshop Spreadsheet ( http://frid.co/aroma15workshops )

P.S. If you run into any issues, you can all of the information via the top link 

P.P.S If you have the time to help out at these workshops and can volunteer, register you interest and availability here ( http://frid.co/ASCAaroma15 )___

2015-06-29 12:05:58 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Any word on +Google Maps​ opening up editing any time soon? I have recommended updates that in over a week haven't been acted on.

Anyone else noticing a bigger delay than usual? 

Any word on +Google Maps​ opening up editing any time soon? I have recommended updates that in over a week haven't been acted on.

Anyone else noticing a bigger delay than usual? ___

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2015-06-26 22:21:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Can you ignore them....?? O_o lol

Frogman challenge... ___Can you ignore them....?? O_o lol

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2015-06-24 03:09:17 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Was not planning on eating out, let alone going to a yakitori bar for ramen, but as I was in the area..

For starters, the guy making it is from Fukuoka, also known as hakatta, where pork bone soup is Da Bomb! The ramen I ordered was the stock standard (with kata-men of course), which was served with half an egg and a couple of thick and juicy slices of chashu. And so it began..

The first mouthful had the delicious balance of pork fat and something light and fresh. Kind of like a leek soup mixed up with the best filling from a 551 butaman (Tokyo ppl may need to research this). It was delicious.

The ramen was the perfect thickness and cooked very well. And as I devoured it all, the very last swig from the bowl, the fresh taste of black pepper (though not an ordinary one) left me almost needing to order another one.

If you like ramen as much as I do, pony up... more »

Was not planning on eating out, let alone going to a yakitori bar for ramen, but as I was in the area..

For starters, the guy making it is from Fukuoka, also known as hakatta, where pork bone soup is Da Bomb! The ramen I ordered was the stock standard (with kata-men of course), which was served with half an egg and a couple of thick and juicy slices of chashu. And so it began..

The first mouthful had the delicious balance of pork fat and something light and fresh. Kind of like a leek soup mixed up with the best filling from a 551 butaman (Tokyo ppl may need to research this). It was delicious.

The ramen was the perfect thickness and cooked very well. And as I devoured it all, the very last swig from the bowl, the fresh taste of black pepper (though not an ordinary one) left me almost needing to order another one.

If you like ramen as much as I do, pony up the $13, and get yourself here for lunch. It was well worth it. 😆🍲👍___

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2015-06-24 00:45:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Breaking out of a rut. Time to find new cafes to try (and old cafes to revisit) https://bitterbliss.com/the-bitterbliss-cafe-hitlist/ #BitterBliss

Breaking out of a rut. Time to find new cafes to try (and old cafes to revisit) https://bitterbliss.com/the-bitterbliss-cafe-hitlist/ #BitterBliss___

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2015-06-23 13:16:20 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Been one hell of a day today. Highs, lows and everything in between. While still not in a good place, I've got a feeling the tide is turning finally, and things are getting better. Hope all the coming tomorrows prove me right.

Hope life is treating you and yours well on your end of the stick, where ever that may be.

Been one hell of a day today. Highs, lows and everything in between. While still not in a good place, I've got a feeling the tide is turning finally, and things are getting better. Hope all the coming tomorrows prove me right.

Hope life is treating you and yours well on your end of the stick, where ever that may be.___

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2015-06-21 23:16:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Still looking for volunteers for July coffee workshops. Sign up now.
https://bitterbliss.com/rants/aroma-festival-and-workshops-volunteers-needed/

Still looking for volunteers for July coffee workshops. Sign up now.
https://bitterbliss.com/rants/aroma-festival-and-workshops-volunteers-needed/___

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2015-06-21 21:39:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

1 day sale
Every thought about buying one of my designs? Today everything is 20% off!!

So if you want shirts, coffee cups, stickers, cushions, bags, or anything else, have a look. You can get there by going to bitterbliss.com/shop or directly via http://www.redbubble.com/people/fridley/portfolio

code:CAMPOUT

1 day sale
Every thought about buying one of my designs? Today everything is 20% off!!

So if you want shirts, coffee cups, stickers, cushions, bags, or anything else, have a look. You can get there by going to bitterbliss.com/shop or directly via http://www.redbubble.com/people/fridley/portfolio

code:CAMPOUT___

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2015-06-21 21:19:18 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Gooooodmorning Sydney-Town.... Looks like a great day for drinking coffee. Have an awesome week! 

Gooooodmorning Sydney-Town.... Looks like a great day for drinking coffee. Have an awesome week! ___

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