A (very) brief plot overview Independent commitment-phobe Hannah falls in love with charismatic Mark and marries him just a few months later. When Mark fails to return from New York when he promised, Hannah accidentally uncovers his secrets and realises just how little she actually knows about the man she has married. What’s good about … Continue reading Book Review: Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse
I found myself slipping into old habits this week - namely negative self talk about my appearance. It all started from our trip to the winery in Hunter Valley. I had an amazing day, but when I looked back on photos I hated how I looked. I had liked my outfit when I tried it … Continue reading The Camera Actually Lies
When I was at school, I remember the ‘Girl Code’ being drilled into me like I was part of a cult. Don’t talk to a boy your friend likes, don’t wear the same outfit to a party, don’t kiss your friends ex, don’t fancy someone your friend did, if you are doing something in a … Continue reading ‘Hoes Before Bros’: Toxic or Truthful?
It seems that Sydney cannot make it’s mind up about the weather as this week started off with a day trip to the beach with Katie. Seriously, look at those blue skies... how is this winter?! I went from wearing coats and jumpers to a crop top and a floral skirt within the space of … Continue reading Down Under Diary 11: Pass The Wine, Please
A (very) brief plot overview George Woodbury, a beloved teacher and local hero, is arrested and accused of sexual misconduct towards a group of girls at the school in which he teaches. The novel describes the conflicting emotions felt over the eight months leading up to his trial from the perspective of his wife Joan … Continue reading Book Review: The Best Kind Of People by Zoe Whittall
I have always been a bit of a dreamer and not much of a planner. I have things I want to happen in life and I work towards them, but I don’t set myself a rigid time frame in which to achieve them. I would always get my work done well in advance and I … Continue reading Happiness Is… making a list
Last year when I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovaries, I found that looking online for support gave me so much more knowledge, compassion and understanding than any visit to the doctor had. I read about people who had similar experiences, found diet and exercise tips and was given advice on how to best manage my … Continue reading Conversations with… Claudia Wright
So much has been written about the Nike mannequin/Tanya Gold/fatphobia debate recently that I was a little reluctant to give it more airtime, but then I thought of Tanya Gold’s comments and how destructive they were, how much hatred they spread and how many negative comments I had read because of her words and felt … Continue reading Live and Let Live. Just Do It.
A (very) brief plot overview Tony (Ricky Gervais) struggles to cope after losing his wife to cancer, but the people in his life are determined not to loose him to his grief. What’s good about it? If I answer ‘everything’, does that make this a good review? It would be accurate if that was allowed … Continue reading TV Review: After Life
It was Jack who advised me to get a Twitter to help share my blog articles with a wider audience, and it was also Jack who advised me that Twitter was one of the darkest places on the internet. I took his advice and set up the account, but I didn’t really listen to his … Continue reading Why no one is a winner on Twitter
Let me start off by saying if you are hungry, do not read this until you have eaten. It contains photos of the most delicious desserts - yes, desserts plural, because Jack and I have had a week of sweet treats! At the start of the week, I went for shopping with Katie and Brittany. … Continue reading Down Under Diary 10: The Sweetest of Weeks
*Trigger warning - this post will talk about a fussy relationship with food* All my life, I have been the fussiest of fussy eaters. My mum used to call the kitchen ‘Janet’s Cafe’ because she always had to make me something different to everyone else at every meal time. If everyone else had meat and … Continue reading Happiness Is… trying new foods
When I first created this blog, I didn’t have high expectations. I had hoped that people would read it and connect with what I had to say, but in reality I know that people are so busy that sitting down to read on an evening is something they can only dream of doing, sometimes people … Continue reading Conversations with… Mrs Dani Crater
When I was younger, I remember watching TV shows with my mum like ‘What Not To Wear’ and ‘10 Years Younger’ every week without fail. I loved them. I loved seeing ordinary people get made over and learning how to dress for their body shape. I loved seeing how makeup transformed them and the skills of … Continue reading Gok Yourself
A (very) brief plot overview Five childhood friends who call themselves The Old Friends unite to spend time with Anna, a pivotal member of the group who has refused anymore treatment after her cancer returns for the fourth time and only has a short while left to live. What’s good about it? First of all, … Continue reading Book Review: Before Everything by Victoria Redel