Chit Chat

As I sit here with my (almost cold) cup of tea, a pile of work to my left and a flickering eucalyptus candle to my right, I feel like turning around to my work mates and having a quick pick-me-up chat. The only problem with working from home is the lack of office culture. Working from…

Freelance Writing

Just before my 23rd birthday, I sat down and wrote a blog post all about being 22. It was a huge year for me – newly married, moving to Melbourne, joining a new church, making new friends and starting my career as a journalist. It was fun, scary, hard and honestly, a bit miserable at times….

Being a Planner

In my experience, planners are either short-term checklist-ers, long term bucket list-ers, or non planners who find freedom in lack of planning –  and if you fall under that last category, I tip my hat to you! I’ve certainly never been that person. I’ve always wished I was better at short term planning, which is one of the reasons…

Planning Our Wedding

When we got engaged in November 2014, I had grand plans of documenting the process of planning our wedding on this little blog. Between turning 21, going on a whirlwind two month trip around Europe and nutting out the little details in just under four months, blogging got put on hold and all thoughts of planning…

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…

The Year in Reflection • 2014

Last year I wrote a ‘2013 Year in Reflection’ post on New Years Day – this New Years Day I’ll be hundreds of thousands of kilometres away in Germany (ahhh!), without access to all the photos from the year that has been, so I’ve decided to post this a little bit early! This year has had…

‘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…

Our Engagement Story

We pulled up on the side of the road and I looked up to the small park where we went on our first date. Between the two old fig trees on the grassy hill I could see the warm glow of lights in the darkness and bouncing off the leaves. “Peter,” I said, “we can’t…

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…