Regardless

Regardless of what anyone tells you, you can want what you want. Sometimes we confide in a friend our wildest dreams only to hear all the reasons why it’s not possible. Moving to Paris?! That’s too expensive, unsafe, full of baked goods and French people etc. At these times we are hearing their fears, however… Continue reading Regardless

The hunt for the capsule wardrobe

My minimal aspirations have had me on the hunt for the perfect capsule wardrobe. I envision fondling the fine fabrics as I do the Marie Kondo fold into my carry on luggage. My whole wardrobe on wheels. Outfits suited for every and any occasion. C’est possible? Cold Comfort Farm: I have learnt the hard (and… Continue reading The hunt for the capsule wardrobe

Scandi Fever

Is it me or are the Swedish better at everything? I’m flush with Scandi Fever at the moment after frequenting the Scandinavian Film Festival, binge watching “Bonus Family” on Netflix and devouring meatballs. Minimal design, blonde people, cinnamon buns, latte papas. I want to go to there. Flat-packs: While it’s true I can’t find an… Continue reading Scandi Fever

Traveller

Something about travel always makes me contemplate life and see things in different ways. As soon as I get into the Uber to the airport, the world takes on a new hue. I feel nostalgic looking at the window as the urban becomes the suburban and the suburban merges into the freeway then splits into… Continue reading Traveller

Day Tripper

I can very easily stay in my little corner of the world and consider a tram to the next suburb a major mission. In the holidays, I discovered the joy of day tripping. It took me so long to find out. And I found out. I realised that an escape to the country was simply… Continue reading Day Tripper

I do it in on the daily

Over the holidays-hurrah! Rare teacher perk-I followed a ‘magic’ formula for things to do each day that have a positive impact on mind, body and spirit. Behold M-M-W-G-F. A not so catchy acronym for: Move-Meditate-Write-Gratitude-Fun. I did these things on the daily and loved every minute of it and I’d do it again I tells… Continue reading I do it in on the daily

Community

They used to say it takes a village to raise a child and ‘neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours’ but what has happened to our concept of community in this modern age. Social media gives us the illusion of connectedness but can also make us feel more isolated and give us constant FOMO. Everyone is loved… Continue reading Community

Do less

Everyone’s so busy these days. Busy busy busy! It’s the standard reply you hear from everyone you ask, “what are you up to?” “I’m busy”. It’s like a cult. A cult of the busy; dashing between appointments, carrying a baby and a briefcase (if Hollywood movies are anything to go by), sipping coconut lattes out… Continue reading Do less

Fresh Eyes

I had some Sydney friends, Dave and Caz, in town over the holidays. In the same way that I was enamoured of NZ when I was there, they were taken with Melbourne. Seeing my home town fresh through their eyes reminded me of all the ways Melbourne is great and the beauty of the everyday.… Continue reading Fresh Eyes

De-caffeinated

I’m scared. Cold and frightened. You see, I’m attempting to cut down on coffee. Maybe eventually cutting it out (insert scream emoji here). Coffee has become my BFF (don’t take it away from me) but it’s also become apparent that we’re in a co-dependent relationship. I dream of coffee, I anticipate coffee, it’s always there… Continue reading De-caffeinated