Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stop your Flippin' Whingeing............

We have just driven back today from a great night up at Hoover House in Gwalia, it is actually our third visit because we love staying at this B&B. Not only does it have a fantastic museum that you can walk around, after 4pm the gate is locked & you have the whole place to yourselves.

My favourite part of the area is the ghost town of the miners houses that the local residents have restored themselves.

It is a grounding & humbling experience to walk through these homes, the stoves that needed wood to cook, the toilets that were non existent, the sewing machines that needed a foot to get them going. By visiting these places it makes me stop & think the next time something miniscule annoys me in my modern life to say to myself...'Victoria Stop your Flippin' Whingeing!'

I was once told that my attitude of being grateful & thankful of what I have will not help me be successful in business as I am too nice to succeed & I should care if others are trying to belittle me or compete. Well if being grateful or thankful for what I have rather than spending my time & headspace caught up with what other businesses are doing will make me a failure then I am more than happy not to succeed.


Rosanne Rogers said...

Its a humbling place indeed Victoria -we loved our visit up there. Hope all is going well in the new store - long may you succeed, despite being a nice person :)

Jaz Higgins said...

Wow what a cool place to visit! :)

I also thought I'd mention that you were awarded a "Tell Me About Yourself" award on my blog. :)


ZippyZippy said...

That place remins me of my grand-parents place. They only moved into town about 15 years ago, before that, long drop loo down the paddock, irons heated up on the stove, heat the copper for a bath, all kero lights, no power, kero fridge, singer pedal sewing machine. We did so much craft with Mary as kid's, was great without all the gadgets - except for the loo of course.