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Review: The Ethical Carnivore – Louise Gray

  I’ve never been a big meat eater. I was quite a picky eater as a child – particularly when it came to animals – and no doubt used to be quite a challenge to feed for anyone who wasn’t aware of my peculiar preferences. I’d eat sausages but not pork or bacon, mince – […]

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A Girl Down Under: In Which A New Chapter Begins

And so, 2017 is here; and with it the end of a year that has been brutal yet brilliant on both a personal and global level. 2016 was my first full year living in Sydney; and while it’s been one in which I’ve put down roots; cemented friendships, and gained sponsorship to stay in Australia indefinitely, it […]

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Review: The Last American Man – Elizabeth Gilbert

I’ve been a big fan of Elizabeth Gilbert’s ever since I read Eat Pray Love – her bestselling memoir that followed her post-divorce journey as she ate, prayed and loved her way through Indonesia, Italy and India. Having since read both Big Magic and Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It – both of which were […]

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Six of the Best: American Greats

  With the recent results of the American Election, and the consequential fall-out the world over, it’s fair to say that the US of A has lost its favour many. A country I’ve had a long distance literary love affair with since I was a young girl, while Trump’s presidency may not be the county’s finest hour, […]

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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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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

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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The Perks of Doing a Digital Detox

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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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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My Hawaii Hit List

Hawaii has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. With six islands renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage and endless beaches, palm trees a-plenty and home to some of the best surfing conditions in the world, I jumped at the chance to experience this little slice […]

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