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

January Book Wrap Up.

January is definitely the Monday of the year – one long, cold, dreary Monday. This January has been particularly bleak because of personal reasons, but the one advantage to being newly single is I have more time for reading and writing (scraping for positives, here). This month I made an effort to read more Young […]

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Books & Writing

Book Review: White Tears

“Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of radio, believed that sound waves never completely die away, that they persist, fainter and fainter, masked by the day-to-day noise of the world. Marconi thought that if he could only invent a microphone powerful enough, he would be able to listen to ancient times.”

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Books & Writing

Book Review: Carry On

“You have to pretend you get an endgame. You have to carry on like you will; otherwise, you can’t carry on at all.” Rainbow Rowell has the ability to write a seemingly fluffy, humourous teen drama and then floor you with staggering, heart wrenching lines. Her characters start as two-dimensional cut-outs (the brawny lead, the […]

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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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Travel

Undiscovered female travel Instagrammers.

Like most twenty-somethings sitting in an office and dreaming of the next vaycay, I spend a lot of time scrolling through Insta for travel inspiration. Of course I follow a lot of the big name travel bloggers for the ultimate travel goals, but I actually find loads of inspiration from the Instagrammers who are just […]

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Books & Writing

Book Review: The Power

Why did it take me so long to read this book? I actually started reading it months ago and then put it down because I couldn’t get into it. And why?! It was such a brilliant, exciting novel, that started with a bang and kept me interested the whole way through. I loved and rooted […]

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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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Books & Writing

Book review: Exit West

“We are all migrants through time.” This novel by Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid follows Nadia and Saeed, two lovers from an unnamed city during war. The novel gently and quietly explores topics of immigration, femininity, sexuality, and religion. Hamid artfully allows the story of these two young people to unfold, and leaves it to the […]

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