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By MICKoWAR, Apr 30 2018 12:58AM

Just a short drive from Doncaster Shopping Centre, you will find exactly what you’re after.

Grand Ward Interiors has now branched out to servicing the Doncaster and Doncaster East areas, offering you:

Top notch custom made furniture, upholstered to absolute perfection.

We bring old furniture back to life with reupholstering services

Build furniture from scratch, from your designs or an existing piece

Design the perfect furniture for your space

With almost 3 decades of upholstery experience, Grant Ward and the team are the best option for building and upholstering a tough, sturdy furniture, that will impress all your guests.

Some may refer to us as “Boronia Upholstery” the old brand name, however in recent years we have grown and adapted, servicing more of Melbourne, more often, to a degree of quality that is reflective of our own very high, very stringent standards. In our eyes, we like to think that we help set the bar in the upholstery world, by delivering world class hand upholstered goods, built to last and hopefully outlast all the regular commercial grade quality furniture our clients also have in their homes.

Grant Ward is a family owned business with humble beginnings in outer Melbourne's East, now expanding the reach to other suburbs across Melbourne. With the aim of our family run business to build beautifully handcrafted furniture, stylish window fittings and everything in between, just know you’re in great hands to have the best looking interiors in Doncaster/Doncaster East.

What do the locals have to say about us?

“Grant Ward and his team were absolute gems to deal with. I tried doing my own interior design for my place, but just couldn’t quite get it right. In our initial meeting I could tell Grant and the team were the best people to help me make the perfect looking space. A short time later the work had been done, within budget and far exceeding my imagination of how good it could look when complete. I highly recommend Grant Ward Interiors and commend them on their amazing upholstery skills.”

Fiona M, Doncaster East

With the growing demand for quality upholstering in Doncaster, you can count on Grant Ward Interiors to fulfil your custom fabric needs!

By MICKoWAR, Nov 7 2017 11:57PM

Ever met someone that you think is pretty cool, yet strangely also somewhat closed off or plays hard to get? Sure, at first this can be quite fun, more so for the boys who like to chase, which would seem to be biologically programmed into us.

Naturally, they wouldn’t be so closed off with their friends or those who are not your target market for dating. This isn’t necessarily a rule, some people are just closed off because they are just outright quiet.

So what’s the deal with the ones who play hard to get? Well, clearly you have to UP your game in order to (for some reason) convince them that you’re worthy of their time. Generally speaking, you would see this person as taking a moreso selfless route, in order to win the hard to get person over. The chaser may find themselves buying flowers or doing things they wouldn’t normally do in order to reach that next level with their infatuation.

Let's say the chaser finally lands the chased and they start dating. Eventually the facade fades away and the game playing also fades due to being useless. They finally accept and are open to showing their hearts. More time passes and the chased becomes more at ease around the chaser, showing off who they really are.

Really, it’s like Pandora’s box at the beginning, sure you thought they were cool at first, whether it be because they were just gaming you, or because you love the chase. But now you’ve hit the point of opening the box and learning what you’ve really lept into.

Let’s say that in this scenario the chaser found something he wasn’t after, hidden within the chased. He has two options, admit defeat and suck it up until the Chased inevitably ends it due to being unhappy, or he can Rex Hunt it, kiss and throw the chased back. Who gets hurt the most here? One saw potential, but was wrong, because the other only showed a fragment of their personality. Who ever was being chased will likely play harder to get next time, thinking that’s the smart move to stop that from happening again.

It doesn’t really matter, does it? It sucks either way right?

But you know what would be cool? If people dealt with their past shit before jumping into the next thing, so that they didn’t feel the need to play games or be playing hard to get in the first place, therefore fostering an environment where both parties can show off exactly who they are right from the beginning, without it mattering if they like you or not.

Some seem to forget, that nobody in this world owes you a damn thing! Let alone, should like you. It’s all part of the every day, enjoy your own life and keep doing things that make you happy without encroaching on everybody else’s lives.

By MICKoWAR, Oct 30 2017 01:38AM

It wasn’t until very recently that this movement was made apparent to me, and whilst I can understand aspects of why you would do that, the bigger picture of why you would do this just comes across as just giving up on yourself.

Let me give you a little history on what I’ve come to learn this movement is all about…Essentially it’s a bunch of men who have decided to stop being men, because every woman they have met has hurt them in some way. So they follow this new way of being “Men Going Their Own Way”. There’s no point in speculating why or where they’ve come from, however what I can say is that there are many many happy couples around, that involve women, who are doing just fine. There are many unhappy couples as well, but they decide to coexist anyway. One lesson that took me ages to learn, was that if you have a problem, you need to do something about it.. If that issue is constantly repeating itself with different people in your life, for example, all the women you give your love to hurt you, then maybe YOU are the common problem in all these equations.

I personally have a high level of respect for the old Spartan attitude, the way it’s depicted in the movies, is a bunch of very manly men protecting those dear to them. Nowadays this infectious politically correct movement has turned almost EVERYBODY into a bunch of wimpy people, who decide to tread carefully as to not hurt the precious butterflies amongst us. Putting pressure on everybody else to eliminate their humanity and act more like a boring robot.

As we’re growing into adulthood, we’re told by all around us to be ourselves, and that we shouldn’t need to change for anyone, we’re perfect the way we are. Unfortunately for those, evolution doesn’t give a fuck about you or your personality. Evolution goes to show us that those willing to be flexible and alter themselves or their approach will survive and last. These days however, too many people have lost this survival instinct and remain at the entry level point of being an undeveloped human being. But in good old fashioned human being style, the natural balance is always being upset. Now all I hear from everywhere I go is: “Why is there so many dumb people around??!”.

The point I’m making is that those deciding to go MGTOW have just given up. They’ve decided that pain hurts too much and is not worth the pursuit of happiness and love. Personally, I’ve been single for the last 3 years, and at no point did it ever occur to me that it’s easier to just live my life without chasing the thing I want or any of my goals and to just survive until the day I die. I’ve been hurt plenty in my time, it’s left me in not so great financial space at times, but as all this hit me, over and over again, I started to realize that it might be time to start GROWING MYSELF, and to stop being that child I once was. In no way am I single from not looking and not wanting, I am single because I plan to use my past experience to help me pick the one I want to spend the rest of my life with.

Flying solo is an important period where you have the opportunity to expand yourself and grow. Whether you are a man of a woman, don’t bide your time until you find the next person to help you pass the time, use it wisely to become who you want to be. Don’t do anything because it's convenient, do it because it’s going to be GREAT, Do it because you want to EARN the right to say you DESERVE it!

By MICKoWAR, Aug 9 2017 03:13AM

The BEST is yet to come.

Sure, like everybody else, you’ve had some amazing highs and exciting times in your life and however long later are now are just plodding along in first gear, getting by day to day. You know you’ve got plans for more incredible things that are on the cusp or yet to come to fruition. But in the meantime, there’s nothing of any value bringing the joy you desire into your daily life.

This little scenario is no doubt normal for too many humans these days, it can leave us antsy and bored. Often leaving us seeking out bad attention to try and fill the void within. With humans becoming so accustomed to their environment, the idea of entering a chrysalis like state and evolving past the point of where we’re at, now somehow seems scarey.

If we take a solid look at people who are unanimously seen as successful, you’ll notice that they’re extremely driven people, never becoming complacent with everyday life. Take Arnold Schwarzenegger for example (Always my go to for making any point!), he was ALWAYS goal driven, he was finding a way to relentlessly reach his goals and I think this world would not be as good a place without him striving for more. Of course, with great power, comes great responsibility (Thanks Stan Lee) and letting success get to your brain can really derail oneself from reality and their own integrity.

So, let's just say you’re relating to what I’m writing more than you’d like to, what small changes can you bring into your life right now, to help ease yourself to the next stage of your life?

- Be grateful for everything, good or bad. Before reading on for the answer, why don’t you try and guess why you should be grateful for the bad things in your life?

My theory for this is a case of whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It might have been that cheating ex, or a backstabbing friend, or some dickhead decided to sue you for a quick buck. How can these things make you stronger? Well, if you decide to fight over flight, you’ll receive the lesson and grow from it, no different to going to the gym and lifting weights until you're sore, the end result here being muscle growth. Take the higher path in your eyes and be thankful for what you get from it, even if you never see or understand what that is, someone else will see it in you, potentially growing into part of your life for whatever the purpose may be.

- Have your sights on building the future up, this may be an ongoing goal or a project you’re currently working on. If you’re currently sowing many seeds, they’ll all start sprouting down the track when they are ready and life will start blooming for you then.

Do remember to keep stepping everything forward as often as you can. Becoming complacent with life will mean time will slip out from under your nose faster than you realize, only then you awake to feel like somebody else has been making all your decisions for you. This is just what happens when you fall into operating at an unconscious level.

- Get active. This goes for every area and every way you live your life. Action breeds movement, which is how life was designed to be. You could be hitting the gym, or going out and being more social, networking with businesses or literally anything that is you moving towards your goal.

Having a body that is used to being active is strongly inline with a healthy body, which is the first step in my eyes to a healthy mind, highly critical if this article is applicable to you.

- You might be lonely, in which case, getting out and being social not only helps to alleviate that feeling, but also increases the chances of you meeting someone that would nullify the loneliness.

Becoming all round more successful in your daily life will bring you a higher level of satisfaction than most people would achieve. Not only that, but it will also open you up to a world of extra options, regardless of if you want or need them, they’ll be there, and let me tell you, if you’ve lived a life with nearly no options, you’ll be ever more thankful.

You may have read all this and sat there thinking, I’m too depressed to do anything about it right now, well, all I can say is, harden up buddy, we’ve all been there and this is your calling to start GETTING SHIT DONE!

With Love

Mick Owar

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