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A Girl Down Under: In which I book a one way ticket to Bali

As Shakespeare once famously penned – the course of true love never did run smooth – and never have truer words been spoken than when it comes to my love affair with the land down under. I recently wrote about what it felt like to face deportation from the place I called home, only to discover that […]

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A Girl Down Under: In Which I Face Deportation

I’ve been toying with writing this post for a while now. Of late, I’ve made a conscious effort to offer readers of my blog more than just a glimmer into my life down under; I’ve offered bits of blogging advice, travel tips and reading round-ups in the hope that those who choose to visit my site might find something […]

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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: 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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Review: The Toy Maker – Liam Pieper

  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

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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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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The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

I’m probably one of the last people on earth to read Paula Hawkin’s The Girl on the Train. As often happens with new releases, I’m so nose-deep in my to-be-read pile that more recent reads are left by the wayside. And so it was, that many months after its initial publication, and with just a […]

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