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Dealing with Death While Abroad

This story is an old one; it happened before the days of Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook. Contact was limited to the garish lights of internet cafes, where faded notes were exchanged for fuzzy phone calls, emails were sporadic; photos unfiltered. I was nineteen, naive and entitled with big dreams of travelling the world; bigger dreams […]

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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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6 Things Moving Abroad Has Taught Me

Having just passed my eighteen month anniversary in Australia, I thought now would be an appropriate time to reflect on my journey thus far, and write about the things that moving abroad has taught me; the good the bad and the ugly. I’ve already written in depth about what life has been life for me […]

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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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A Stylish Stay In Byron Bay

I first came to Byron Bay for its annual Bluesfest over the Easter weekend in 2016, and instantly fell in love with the beach side town’s relaxed vibe, busking culture, endless stretches of beach and brunch spots a-plenty. I later returned on a storm-filled weekend for the town’s literary festival, before returning to this beautiful slice of beach […]

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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 River at Night – Erica Ferencik

  After finishing American Psycho, I was keen to read something that would offer a sense of escapism – and a great deal less gore than I had become accustomed to while reading Brett Eaton Ellis’s most notorious tale. And so, for my next story I chose The River at Night; American writer Erica Ferencik’s debut […]

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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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