The traveller’s countdown

1 week today until I jump on a plane to London, and let me tell you… I’m excited. Over the past 6 months I’ve been gradually working my way through the various things associated with travel. Most of them are obvious: booking accommodation, getting my foreign currency, researching places to visit, buying tickets, etc. Those…

Capsule Wardrobes

A few months ago I first heard the term “capsule wardrobe” on Instagram. I was confused but didn’t investigate any further. Then today, I read a long article on wardrobe sustainability. The article talked about ways to buy cruelty-free clothes from sustainable producers, and how to minimise clothing wastage. I was interested, but realised how…

Some of my favourite WODs

With a limited student budget and equally limited time, developing great “workouts of the day” is an important one. I don’t like to waste time deciding on a plan, so I have a bunch of workouts written down on slips of paper. Every day, I pull one out of a jar and do it. Still,…

Review of Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy

Yesterday I finished the third book in Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy. I thought now would be an excellent time to compose a review of the series, fulfilling my obligation to bring you all things bookish. So here we go. Prior warning: MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD. Read on only if you have already read the books, or are okay…

What I learned meeting celebrities (and general fangirling)

If you’re reading this opening and thinking I’m getting at some kind of metaphor, I can swiftly assure you that you are incorrect. This blog post is as literal as it sounds. Brisbane Comic-Con, 17 September 2016. What a day. Honestly, this entire year has been magical in terms of meeting celebrities. Hold onto your hats; Comic-Con…

5 things to consider when you’re making travel plans

So, in case you missed the memo, in 64 days I am jet-setting across the world to spend almost a month in Europe. I. Am. Ecstatic. (Also, I apologise profusely for those of you who have been following this blog and vaguely registered there’s been a 4-month silence from my end. My bad. I’m back…

The privilege of 2k16

I don’t regularly do reflective-style posts, but I have seen quite a number of people heading down this trail of late. There are a multitude of “the youth of today are self-interested and over-confident” kind of posts, as well as retaliatory and equally passionate, “the generations who came before us are judging us unfairly” responses….

Fitness without a gym

Good morning people! As I write this the sun is just rising – perfect time to work out, right? Perhaps, if it wasn’t legitimately 0 degrees Celcius outside. Em, tapping out… I kid! Anyway, if I’ve heard someone say they work out without a gym once, I’ve heard it a million times. Home fitness is…

Strength of character

Mornin’ folks! Now this will not be a purely book-based blog, but last night I was having a leisurely evening watching the X-Files with my sister, and I had some interesting thoughts. One of the main characters in the X-Files is Dana Scully. The show was primarily released in the 1990s, and Scully is a…

When writers go on hiatus pt. 2

So in yesterday’s post, I talked about writer hiatuses and suggested some of my all-time favourite novels for those in a similar predicament to myself (if you didn’t get to read that one, check it out here). I can’t count how many times I’ve sat down and gone, What do I read next? Hopefully that post alleviated…

When writers go on hiatus pt. 1

One of the tags on this blog is books, so I figured I’d better make sure that I lived up to my promise. I have been devouring books pretty well since infancy. My dad used to read stories to me from when I was a baby, virtually, and something about that must’ve rubbed off. Even…

Aussie makeup for small change

As an early teen, the only thing I knew about makeup was that mascara made your eyelashes look good and tinted moisturiser conveniently provided SPF+15 for me during the school day. I was a beauty noob. And, I’ll freely admit, I am still something of a rookie when it comes to proper makeup. Now, however,…