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My Favourite Non-Fiction Reads


  On the whole, novels tend to be my thang. I am often aghast with my dad, who almost point-blank refuses to read fiction, instead opting for books that add to his seemingly endless fountain of knowledge. But as I get older, and my reading tastes broaden and grow, I have begun to venture further into […]

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Review: Falling – Jane Green

Much like Rosamund Pilcher, Jane Green is one of my go-to authors when I’m in need of a hug of a book; the kind that wraps you in a metaphorical blanket and leaves you thinking all is right with the world once more. And while much of Rosamund Pilcher’s back catalogue is set against rugged […]

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Review: Dear Mr M – Herman Koch

  I’ve been a big fan of Dutch writer Herman Koch’s ever since I first read his novel The Diner a few years ago. Compelling, dark and witty, I was instantly hooked, and later went on to read Summer House with Swimming Pool, another great offering from Koch. And so it was, that when the […]

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Yoga Teacher Training: A Year On

  I still remember with absolute clarity my first day of yoga teacher training. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since I first stepped foot in Power Living and what was to become one of the most magical and transformational journeys of my life was at its very birth. I had been in […]

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An Urban Retreat in Bondi


It was while I was at Wanderlust 108 earlier this year that I first came across Bondi Yoga House. The first of its kind in Sydney, Bondi Yoga House is an urban guest house and retreat nestled down a quiet street in Bondi, a safe yet short distance from the buzz of the beach. Offering year-round retreats, […]

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A Girl Down Under: In Which I Reflect On The Last Twelve Months

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I’ve been planning on writing this blog post for a while now. As soon as I was offered a sponsored job with just weeks left of my working holiday visa – and consequently knew I was in Australia to stay – I’ve been dying to put pen to paper to wax lyrical about my first […]

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Review: The Toy Maker – Liam Pieper

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  Despite having finished the BBC Top 100 a matter of months ago – a challenge I set myself with the sole purpose to expand my reading repertoire – I have since reverted to my reading ways of old; indulging in long-forgotten favourites I haven’t have the time to read until recently, re-reading best-loved books from days gone […]

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The Perks of Doing a Digital Detox

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I recently read a great book called Wellness Loading by food, lifestyle and wellness coach, Andi Lew. A digital detox guide, Wellness Loading offers its reader straightforward and simple ideas and inspiration to turn off technology in order to reconnect and achieve greater levels of productivity and balance. In a society where it’s become all too easy […]

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Review: The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George


Quite coincidentally, it was while I was holidaying in Hololulu, and half way through Sarah Hernshaw’s memoir of life on a book barge, that I came across Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop when browsing for books in Barnes & Noble. Despite the fact that my current read was about life on a floating bookshop, I was taken […]

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5 Reasons You Should Start a Blog


Of late, I’ve spoken to a couple of friends and colleagues who have been debating whether or not they should start a blog. And while it’s all too easy to list off a long line of reasons why *not* to start blogging – you have neither the time, the energy, nor the desire to sacrifice untold hours towards […]

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