I was a fangirl. I was completely smitten with a handful of bands from my hometown. I owned all their albums (on CD and vinyl, might I add) and I saw them live at every chance I got. As I've gotten older the hormones have subsided and I've just generally grown out of fantasising being … Continue reading A BAND FROM PERTH PLAY LONDON
Since I moved to the United Kingdom in January last year I've been itching to explore a topic I feel is wrought with complexity but goes by unspoken about. I am, as the title of this post would suggest, talking about being a Nanny. In Australia it's hailed as something akin to a right of … Continue reading ON BEING A NANNY
Oh, hey there Canada! And you too Seattle! A few months ago I got a message from an old high-school friend of mine that basically said 'last time we spoke you said that you've always wanted to visit Canada, so I was thinking why don't we go? Why don't we go this December and do … Continue reading HELLO CANADA!
I've never known people like this. I've never lived in a city brimming with so much resilience and pride and endurance. I come from a country that often cowers and hides and chooses to bury the truth deep into the red sunburned Earth. But here, in London, there's no shyness or trepidation. I feel completely … Continue reading THE ONLY THING THAT WILL EVER HOLD THE POWER TO DEFEAT THE ENTIRE POPULATION IN THE UK IS A SLIGHT CHANGE IN THE WEATHER
The first flat I've rented all by myself with my own money, with a signed and sealed lease and bills coming out the wazoo is the flat I'm in now in dingy old East London. I don't live there all by myself- I have three housemates and a boyfriend who tends to keep the dining … Continue reading DISHEVELED ORGANIZATION
I haven't written a blog post in a while. The reality is I've just felt so overwhelmed by day-to-day life for the past few weeks that I couldn't formulate something to write about. In three weeks I've been off anti-depressants then come back on them, adjusted to my boyfriend landing a new job with hours … Continue reading ABSENT
'What the fuck do you eat?' is probably one of the most common questions I get asked as a vegan. To a meat eater or even a vegetarian I can completely understand how perplexing it must seem that someone is able to enjoy let alone survive on a diet consisting solely of plants. So, I … Continue reading WHAT DO VEGANS EAT?
What absolute madness the last few weeks have been. Aside from travelling to two different countries, housesitting, working and writing I've also been coming off my anti-depressents and I have now reached the stage where I am on nothing at all. Nothing. It feels absolutely bonkers! Two years ago when I was first prescribed Escitalopram … Continue reading ANTI-D
I was listening to one of my favourite Australian podcasts today from the broadcasting network Triple J. The episode, which is from last week, looked at a concert that had been organised in Australia where every single band on the line-up was all male. This then spurred on a discussion about whether having no women … Continue reading EMPOWER WOMEN
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about my insane love for Sunday's. I wrote about how I adore having a day to 'date' myself, make delicious food, relax with a good book, go to a yoga class and buy myself lunch. I came to the realisation today that in that post I touched … Continue reading MINDFUL