Over the last few weeks, I have had a fair few experiences that have made me feel insecure about my writing career and I have started to wonder if the way society measures success is accurate, never mind fair. When I say to people that I am a writer, I don’t always say it with … Continue reading How do we measure success?
I’m writing this post feeling so much gratitude for the week we have had. So many things right now make me feel so happy. We are in a place we love, meeting so many brilliant new people, seeing exciting new things and speaking to everyone back home so often that it doesn’t really feel like … Continue reading Down Under Diary 7: Thank YOU
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a writer. I was the kid who was always reading, the one who would tell her teddies stories and the teenager one who wrote dark, moody poetry. As a child I’d spend my pocket money on new notebooks or the latest release from … Continue reading Happiness Is… achieving your goals
A (very) brief plot overview Sophia discovers her parents bodies at her childhood home in what the police describe as an attempted murder-suicide. However Sophia doesn’t believe that this explanation of events is true, especially after realising that her parents were broken into four times in six months. She does some digging, finds her mother’s … Continue reading Review: Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan
A (very brief) plot overview Essentially what it says on the tin - Lily Allen’s life so far in her own words. What’s good about it? For someone who grew up reading stories in trashy magazines about Lily Allen’s lifestyle and her celebrity feuds, it was nice to hear her side of the argument as … Continue reading Review: Lily Allen: My Thoughts Exactly
A (very) Brief Plot Overview The story focuses on a year in the life of Jen, a 30-something New Yorker who takes up a job at a charitable start up led by an eccentric celebrity and her band of nodding, hipster sidekicks that seems to talk the talk but doesn’t actually do anything. During this year, … Continue reading Book Review: Break In Case of Emergency by Jessica Winter
After the most hectic week of hunting down furniture, picking colour schemes, battling Sydney’s traffic, budgeting, building flat pack furniture, sleeping on the floor and forcing ourselves to remember to eat, we have finally settled into our new apartment and first home together. It’s been an uphill battle at times, especially when we were … Continue reading Happiness Is… having your own space