What does happiness mean to you?

What does happiness mean to you?

Happiness… Where do I even begin to start with such a diverse word? It means many different things to many different people. Is it your wedding day? Is it that fleeting moment when you realise you’ve successfully won a bid on EBay? Is it sightseeing some of the remote corners of the Earth? Is it watching cat videos on YouTube until the wee hours of the morning?

The truth is there is no right or wrong answer.

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On your bike

On your bike

Having grown up on the Northern Beaches I’ve spent plenty of time over the years enjoying Manly’s beaches, cafés and restaurants. In saying, I couldn’t remember the last time I made my way up to North Head to check out the view or to Collins beach for a swim.

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A five star RedBalloon experience

A five star RedBalloon experience

Our Finance Director Linda reviews a rather perculiar experience – her employment!

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Get “Clojure” with Klaus

Get “Clojure” with Klaus

When we asked our Software Engineer Klaus to describe his typical work day, he said… “I wake up, eat raisin toast, check my emails, check our internal work blog, write code, write more code, eat lunch, write some more code, check Facebook, write more code and then go home.” If you eat code for breakfast [...]

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Six months of RedBalloon fun!

Six months of RedBalloon fun!

This is a snapshot of Kylie Croot’s time with the RedBalloon for Corporate team…   Over the past six months, I have: Dressed up as an elf with my wonderful colleague Emma. We handed out Xmas flyers in Martin Place, which has been one of the highlights of my job so far (not because I love dressing up [...]

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King of the Jungle!

Lions and Tiger and Bears..and Butterflies. Oh My!

Ben Upton’s review of his trip to the Zoo. After working over Xmas, I felt it was time for a well-earned break. In late January, I decided to take a short trip down to Bendigo to see some family with my wife. How can you go to Victoria though, without spending some time in Melbourne. [...]

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Christmas Eve

A RedBalloon Christmas

…Kasey Fuller shares her story about how RedBalloon celebrates the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas time in the workplace is always a happy one for most companies and employees (most RedBalloon employees will tell you we are happy all the time, which is totally true) but Christmas time is extra special when you [...]

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Personal Fave!

Moonlight Photography

…Read about Melissa’s most recent RedBalloon Experience. Working for RedBalloon certainly has its perks. Especially when you buy a DSLR camera and you only use the automatic settings on it. Like most people, I feared the manual settings of my camera. But after one Night photography lesson  I walked away feeling inspired, confident and ready [...]

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All in a days work

All in a days work

…A typical day for Jay Bardon! Life ain’t so bad at RedBalloon. Looking after the Flying, Driving and Adventure sports categories for RedBalloon is a good gig. Officially they call me a product category manager; however I have read between the lines of that all-important document called a “Role Expectation” and have come to the [...]

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BHAG

How to be HAPPY?

…By James Wright.   I’m an old timer at RedBalloon with 5 years, 6 months and 6 days (as I write this) under my belt. When I started we were just 23 people, now we are 60. As we have got bigger, older and wiser I would definitely say we’ve got happier as an organisation [...]

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