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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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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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Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Despite having been in Sydney for almost six months now, one thing I’m yet but longing to do is climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Luckily, the lovely Vicky from Eat, Sleep, Love, Travel has agreed to write a guest post in honour of this epic adventure. Sydney in the summer is such a magical place. […]

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Bondi Farmers Market

  For me, my perfect Saturday morning would start with some early morning reading and a hot cup of tea, followed by a ninety-minute hot yoga class at Power Living, before heading to Bondi Farmers Market for brunch and a catch up with friends. I was first introduced to the farmers market by my friend […]

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The End of an Era

It seems rather apt that my last day working on the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction brought with it the kind of looming grey skies and relentless rain more suited to a Dickensian winter in London, than one of the last days in August during what was promised to be one of the hottest summers on […]

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Australia: A Series of Firsts

I recently wrote a somewhat melancholy post on the agony and ecstasy of leaving London, in which I spoke about all the goodbyes I would be saying over the coming weeks and the colossal sadness that will accompany said farewells. And thus, following on from a comment my Aunty Kate made on the post, in which […]

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The Art of Travel Writing

With my impending move to Sydney just a matter of weeks away, I attended a travel writing workshop on Saturday, with a view to hone and develop my travel writing skills so that I might venture into the world of travel blogging while in Australia. Run by Peter Carty, who, as founding editor of Time […]

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My Australian Wish List

With just a month to go until I land on Australia’s golden shores, I thought I’d put together a wish-list for my time there. As a lover of lists, there’s a certain satisfaction that comes with the ticking-off of tasks and one works one’s way through a tally of to-dos. From reading, to writing, to exploring […]

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The Beginning of my Australian Adventure

It was just over a decade ago that I first visited Australia. Something of a gap year cliche, I had spent four weeks in India before fully immersing myself in the travelling way of life on Thailand’s many beaches, doing little besides sunbathing, reading and drinking copious amounts of vodka from plastic buckets that lined […]

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Beginning My Yoga Journey

I’m not one for regrets, but I do look back and wish I had kept a running diary of sorts. I remember with clarity what inspired my running – the day in the gym with my friend Kila where we watched the marathon in absolute horror, convinced that there were few things we’d rather do less than […]

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