All posts tagged: Life

Let’s catch up

Well hi there. It’s certainly been a while hasn’t it. It’s time for that typically cliched post about why this little internet space has been neglected, and I could go on and on giving multiple excuses. But really, life just got in the way. Time has passed quickly, I kept putting off writing that post about that place I went or this thing that I did, I worked, I saw friends, I did absolutely nothing on some days too. And that’s just life isn’t it. Suddenly it’s the end of February 2016, 10 months since I left home, and I look back and realise I haven’t got any posts on this blog to show everything that’s happened since then. Because my oh my a lot has happened. So that’s what I’m going to do, start documenting it all, just like I always wanted to. I live in London. I guess that’s the crux of it all. Leaving the little bubble of Adelaide and my comfortable existence among family and close friends was one giant leap of faith, naivety …

Istanbul, where East meets West.

A sea of tulips in front on the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet; markets bustling with bodies as the aromas of spices fill the air; smiling faces standing outside restaurants ushering you in to sample their meals; stray cats and dogs milling on the streets in search of the scraps given by kind locals; cobblestone pathways winding through the streets that are lined with cramped buildings. These are the images that come to mind when I recall my time spent in Istanbul, the city where the East and West meet. Filled with culture, history, religion, and delicious food, my time in Istanbul was fleeting. Four days felt like a long time to spend there, but when I think of the sheer expanse of this city compared with what we saw, we only scratched the surface. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, the Grand Bazaar and the Topkapi Palace Gardens were all on the to-do list. The mosques were stunning with their intricate mosaic walls and ceilings, and the gardens surrounding them flooded with tulips in full bloom. …

An impromptu little moment

  You know how every now and again you get one of those moments where you think, ‘oh my gosh I need to take a picture of this!’ It may be because something funny/amazing/pretty/extraordinary happened, but whatever it is, it just needs to be captured.

New year, new start and all that hoopla.

I know that I am a little bit late to the whole New Year spectacle, but it seems that it is only now that I’ve had time to breathe and really think about. The holiday time is just so crazy. In between Christmas and New Years, having family over, catching up with friends who have been away or are going away, as well as the crazy time at work with sale (I’m in retail btw), the time has just flown by!

Sleepless nights

It’s 3.28am…on a Tuesday night…I should be sleeping. But no, instead I am writing this post because I have resigned myself to the fact that this is going to be one of those nights where I just can’t get to sleep, no matter how badly I want to.

For the love of books

I’m not one of those people who has been swayed by the digitisation of books. Ebooks…no. Kindle….no. iPad…well I have one but the only book on there is a free lonely planet one I couldn’t refuse. Books are meant to be made of paper, they are meant to held and they are meant to form a collection that sits proudly on our bookshelves. And I’m sorry, but I don’t buy this whole it’s so much easier to carry around and I have all my books in one place argument. I have all my books in one place too…on my bookshelf. And why would I need all of my books at once? I’m only reading one! It’s just as easy to throw a book in your bag as it is a kindle or tablet. For me, there is nothing like the feeling of a freshly bought book. Holding the weight of it in your hands, the wonderful smell of the paper (yes I like to breathe in the smell of a new book..what of it!) and …