A New Chapter

And just like that, 2016 is almost over! And what a year it’s been. A pretty awful one for the world (I’m looking at you, Brexit and Trump) and also on a personal/family level it’s been the worst ever. But it’s wasn’t all doom and gloom. I got engaged to my very best friend and life on the whole has been very happy over the last 6 months. Either way, 2016 is a year I definitely won’t be forgetting anytime…

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How to spend 3 days in Singapore

Last month I flew to Singapore for just 3 days on a whirlwind weekend trip to see my sister and her boyfriend who have recently moved there to teach. I’d briefly dropped into Singapore on the way to Cambodia/Thailand last year, but didn’t do much exploring so I was excited to see a bit more of what Singapore has to offer. I think it’s often a city in which people spend a few days before travelling further around SE Asia, so…

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Just a Minute | A November Update

I’m currently sat on the sofa in my PJ shorts waiting for my gradual tanning moisturiser to sink in because the weather is warming up and no one wants to see these pasty legs. I find it hard to blog after some time off so thought I’d dive in with a catch-up post to get back on the band wagon. There’s been an overwhelming amount of life admin (lifemin?) lately and when I have a spare moment I’ve de-stressing with Netflix,…

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Wedding Planning, Boating, & Rooftop Drinking in London

After our week in France in August, we headed to London for 5 days. It was the first time seeing many of my friends in almost 2 years so it was full of wonderful reunions. My parents had just bought a boat on the Thames with their friends so we had a couple of trips down the river soaking up the sun, nibbling on picnic food, and sipping Pimm’s. It’s amazing how different London feels when you’re on the river, even in central…

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5 Summer Looks I Can’t Get Enough Of

  Clockwise from top left: 1/2/3/4 I wish I could be one of those people who love living in their boots and knitted jumpers and all things cosy. I enjoy it for about a week and then I’m over it. I get so bored of throwing on the same jacket and boots every morning. Maybe it’s time I expanded my winter wardrobe, but I’d always much rather buy another bikini or summer dress than another pair of black boots. It’s…

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2 In Life/ LIFESTYLE/ Wedding

Planning a Wedding from Abroad

I thought I’d do a little update on the wedding planning since a lot has happened since my last wedding related post in April! I don’t want to go wedding overboard on the blog, but it’s also something that I want to document and it is also taking up a lot of our spare time at the moment. Obviously I’m not a wedding expert only being a few months into planning, but I thought I’d give a few tips and log our…

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Essentials for a Cosy Night In

I’ve really embraced being at home this past winter. As much as I enjoy exploring at weekends and going out with friends, nothing beats curling up on the sofa in the evening and reading a book, watching a movie, or skyping the fam. The weather teased us here in Melbourne by warming up last week (I even sunbathed!) but now it’s back to its wintery ways, and I thought I’d embrace the chill for just another week. Here are my hibernating essentials……

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3 In France/ TRAVEL

Fêtes, Family, and France 2016


In August Alex and I embarked on the epic 35 hour journey that took us from Melbourne to the South of France AKA utter heaven. I have to say I appreciated the usual couple of hours it takes us from London! It’s the same family friends’ house we’ve been to every year since being a child and it is just the most relaxing and fun place in the world. My parents met us in Toulouse and the party started in the airport carpark…

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4 In Food

Gluten Free Almond & Raspberry Friands

The bake-off is back! Who else is settling down tonight with a cup of tea and a slice of cake/brownie/cookie/your choice of baked goods? Since we discovered this recipe, these friands have been a regular occurrence in our household, adapted from The Gluten Free Table. They are so easy, sweet, and moist with a touch of tartness from the raspberries. I brought a batch into work for morning tea, and they went down rather well! Let me know if you decide…

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7 In Australia/ TRAVEL

Road Trip Down the Great Ocean Road

In April my dearest friend Ellie came to visit me all the way from the UK! Aren’t I just the luckiest person!? It was so lovely to introduce a friend from home to my life down under. We had a relaxed long weekend in Sydney, went to an Aussie rules football game, went wedding dress shopping, and of course I had to introduce her to a few of my favourite breakfast places! But I think my favourite day of all…

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