Life

November Goals.

And so I’m settling in for another Berlin winter. Last winter was tumultuous and kinda miserable, but this winter I’m more excited for getting cosy with friends and letting my introvert rule with lots of time spent at home enjoying my own company. Here’s what I’m planning in my diary for November.

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Life

October Goals.

October is all crisp golden leaves, crunchy underfoot, and vibrant pink sunsets above the Berlin skyline, and jumpers and scarves and pulling my coat out from storage. It’s the start of staying in and finding more time to read, and write, and consume content (and by that I mean binge Netflix shows with no guilt), […]

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Berlin, Life, Travel

Summer 2018 in Berlin.

What’s summer like in Berlin? Well, there’s a lot of sunshine. A lot of afternoons spent spread out on picnic blankets, grazing on hummus and carrots and drinking beer. A lot of visits to the many lakes around the city, to escape the heat. A lot of cycling to meet friends, to watch sunsets from […]

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Life

August Goals.

It’s literally nigh on 35 degrees as I write this, with a fan pointed directly into my (shiny with sweat from my bike ride) face. Yes, I get it, summer is here. Oh god, I get it. You’d think as an Australian I’d be somewhat well-adjusted to the heat, but I’m also used to air-conditioning […]

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Life

June Goals.

I’m still lowkey convinced that it’s February, so it’s kind of a big shock to write “June” in the headline of this blog post today. But oh, I can feel that this is going to be an amazing month. Spring has gone so quickly and summer has just tumbled out of nowhere. I’ve got some […]

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Books & Writing, Life

9 things I learned starting my own book club.

Somewhere in a kitchen in Neukölln, Berlin, a bunch of expats gathered around a table for the launch event of my new book club. I’ve been wanting to start a book club for ages (years, maybe). Socialising with books! Talking about books! Drinking and books! These are all my favourite things. So I gathered a […]

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Life

March Goals.

February was a killer month. I’m wildly productive when I’m single; so I guess silver linings and all. I have been devouring books, writing loads, experimenting and having more fun with my Instagram, planning more exciting blog posts, and having some wild nights out in Berlin with beautiful people. I also read out a nonfic […]

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Berlin, Life

How to celebrate International Women’s Day in Berlin.

March 8 is International Women’s Day, or Frauen*kampftag in Germany, which, for the unacquainted (welcome out from under your rock), is a day to commemorate the fight for women’s rights, and to celebrate how far we’ve come. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress, in response to recent movements in journalism to fight for equality, like the […]

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Life

Celebrating No Filter Zine’s first birthday.

On Thursday night at Das Gift in Neukölln, Berlin, a bunch of creatives came together to celebrate the first birthday of No Filter Zine, an indie creative nonfiction zine launched in Berlin by Alice Austin. To mark the anniversary of the launch, four writers read not-yet-published pieces, in keeping with the No Filter theme of […]

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Life

Making friends in a new city.

Real talk. This post was borne kinda desperately out of my recent break up and the realisation that I don’t actually have that many friends that aren’t also directly linked to my ex-boyfriend. Yeah, lame. Even though I moved to Berlin 10 months ago, I was in a relationship and spent a lot of that time with […]

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Life

February Goals.

It’s the second day of Feb so I’m already a little late on this one (February is already racing ahead in speed compared to January, isn’t it?). January was a bit of a weird one for me, for a few reasons.

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Books & Writing, Life

Books for break ups.

As the title may suggest, I am currently going through a break up. Currently I’m in a very angry (at the world, at myself, but mostly at him) state of mind. So I thought I’d write up a list of novels to read if you’re just angry at the world or men (girl, aren’t we all?) […]

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