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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Travel

Kala festival, Albania.

Never really considered Albania as a a travel destination until a boutique music festival opened up shop there. Albania’s not really a hot tourist destination, but it might just become one. Right next to Greece, it boasts the same beautiful waters and coastlines, but it’s way less popular. Also a lot trickier to get to.

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Travel

Budapest

Hi, welcome to the world of lazy blogging where I can’t reaeaally be bothered to write anything about Budapest, but want you to know that I loved it and here are some snaps (mostly of me eating) to prove that I don’t just sit in my flat all day writing like the hermit that I […]

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Travel

To the lighthouse, Byron Bay.

The lighthouse at Byron Bay is an insanely popular tourist attraction. The best way to get up there is walking, although it’s quite a steep hill, especially in the Australian summer. We battled the heat to reach the top, along with about a million other spectators, here to witness the beauty of the northern New […]

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Travel

A few snaps from Scotland.

Just some snaps from Scotland, featuring hairy coos, a lot of rain, the Loch Ness, Edinburgh, Arthur’s seat and a cat! This was a while ago, when I still had gross orange hair halfway through dying it blonde.

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Travel

The Farm, Byron Bay.

Just outside of Byron Bay in New South Wales is The Farm. It’s a working farm which the public is free to stroll around in, home to cows, pigs, sheep and vegetables, as well as a macadamia orchard where you can crack and eat macadamias fresh from the trees. There’s also a restaurant, a café, […]

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Berlin, Life

How to celebrate International Women’s Day in Berlin.

Update: read the 2019 version of this post. 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 […]

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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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Berlin, Life

Looking back at 2017.

Well, that’s it then. 2017 is done and dusted, as of today. In fact, in Australia (and, okay, New Zealand first) it’s already well into the new year. Here in Berlin, the fresh new start we’ve all been waiting for is a matter of hours away. And I think it’s important to take stock of […]

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Books & Writing

My favourite books of 2017.

Here’s a glimpse into my favourite books that I read in 2017, in no particular order. I tend to read contemporary literature and literary fiction, with the occasional divergence into young adult fiction or romantic fiction. Wander on…

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