The Changing Seasons • Reflections

Times are changing… As I sat on a Sydney train yesterday for an hour and a half, diary open on my lap, pen between my teeth and mind all over the place, I had the sudden realisation that this year is one of the most uncertain years of my life so far. Never have I…

The Hills are Alive • Austria • Days 12-19

I’ve decided that I absolutely love train travel. Not the long, uncomfortable journeys on New South Wales City Rail (or City Fail if you’re that way inclined), but the trips that last for so many hours that your body wants to fall asleep, with views so breathtaking that your eyes want to fight the rest…

‘Life Groups’ – A Chat with Kiryn

I remember the first time I ever met Kiryn. She was the cheeky big sister of one of my best friends. Anjli and I were in Kindergarten, and Kiryn was in Year 2 – I distinctly remember playing in the school grounds during lunch time when Kiryn came up to me and said, ‘hey, I…

My Writing Journey

I suppose it all starts with books. Sometimes I find it really hard to read good books. I went through a period of a couple of years in high school where I would get no further than two or three pages into a novel before closing the cover and opening my laptop to start my…

Room Decor

I thought I might post something a little bit more on the ‘girly’ side of things today. Interior design is something I’ve always loved dipping my toes in, and when it comes to my little space, I love being creative and making it feel warm and homey. One of my favourite things in my room is this…

Trust & Sunsets // Cathedral Cove

In my last post I mentioned a trip that I took with a close friend. Half way through last year, we set off on what would be my very first overseas trip. While many Australians wouldn’t consider New Zealand to be an ‘overseas holiday’, I couldn’t wait to explore the new scenery, meet new people and spend…

Welcome to Simply Sweet!

Hey! Welcome to my new blog. My name’s Lauren, and I’ve been blogging fairly consistently for about 2 years on other blogging sites — but I’ve decided that it’s about time to take on a new project that I’m passionate about! I have a current blog that I will continue to write on – you…