25 June, 2016

flipping the bird

25 June, 2016

flipping the bird

Unpredictable. Dirty. Chasing after chicks. No, I am not talking about an intoxicated man walking down Oxford street - I am talking about birds. So gross. So yes, you guessed it. I really dislike birds. I always have. The worst part is they are literally everywhere. In the sky. On the ground. In aisle 4 (Ok...I don't mind the chicken variety). I can't even escape them when watching the AFL - the hawks, the swans, the…

14 May, 2014

Showers are the bees knees.

14 May, 2014

Showers are the bees knees.

There are some memories that will be etched in my memory for as long as I live.... It was an average Tuesday afternoon. Mum picked us up from school as my middle sister had come home from school camp. She was dirty. She was tired. She was 12 years old. Mum instructed her to go and take a shower, whilst she made us all afternoon tea. My sister did and she was told....she jumped into…

14 December, 2013

50 shades of brown.

14 December, 2013

50 shades of brown.

Summer has officially arrived. The sun is out with vengeance. Every year at this time I face a massive dilemma… "to sun, or not so sun..." I lather on the SPF 50+ (which makes me go a weird purple tinge). I wrap my entire body in a towel when I lie on the beach (resembling a human 'beach burrito'). I go through tubes and tubes of 'Fair & Lovely' cream (google it...yes, it is a cream…

22 October, 2013

Water Sign.

22 October, 2013

Water Sign.

I was born on the Cancer-Leo cusp. Emotional, nurturing, intuitive, sensitive, moody...possessing many of the Cancer traits, I consider myself to be a Cancerian. Cancers are ruled by the moon and belong to the element of water. Admittedly, I usually read both horoscopes and pick which one I like best.... Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and I guess over the years I have come to believe in various elements of astrology. Whilst I…

30 June, 2013

Concrete Jungle – where dreams are made…

30 June, 2013

Concrete Jungle – where dreams are made…

  I came face to face with concrete very early on in life. And not by choice.   At age 2, (in true ‘red bull’ spirit) I attempted to ride my tricycle down a flight of stairs …. and laded face first onto the concrete landing.   I split my head open and still today have a scar on my forehead. (No.. its not cool like Harry Potter's...its actually blue in colour and just acts…

13 May, 2013

My first goal.

13 May, 2013

My first goal.

It took me.... 4 years. 3 coaches. 2 pairs of boots. Countless bruises. Countless hours of training. Countless hours of embarrassment (yes, I once ripped the entire back of my shorts whilst jumping over the fence to retrive the ball...and yes, I have run the wrong way...many times) BUT I DID IT!!!! YES....last weekend i SCORED my FIRST FOOTBALL GOAL. It wasn't exactly the scissor kick that i had imagined it would be. But who cares? It…

07 May, 2013

My life as a…battler.

07 May, 2013

My life as a…battler.

I am a battler. I freely admit it. I do not mean this in a self-depricating way.   just seem to battle, through life a little. Here are some examples. Just last week; My drink bottle leaked in my handbag ….3 times…in 48 hours. My entire bottle of tea tree oil spilt on my phone…whilst I slept. Woke up to a small BP oil spill on my beside table. I accidently signed off a work…

03 February, 2013

Summer, Sounds & Sunglasses….

03 February, 2013

Summer, Sounds & Sunglasses….

I attended Laneway Festival yesterday - despite the grey clouds and intermittent rainfall.. it was a fantastic day! Walking amongst the crowds, I spotted many unique outfits. Despite it being 18 degrees, there were many  bikini-clad girls (even when the closest beach or pool was atleast 15km away) & also a lot of bejeweled bindi's on foreheads...namaste?! One fashion accessory which is synonoymous with music festivals (and summer in general) is of course the trusty pair of sunglasses. Protecting…

15 October, 2012

What a tease!

15 October, 2012

What a tease!

False summer has punched me in the face, again. Last week, I underwent some serious hair removal, bought a slurpie from the sleven (7 eleven) and packed away my winter warmers. Yes I know, talking about the weather is boring and should be reserved for awkward elevator and photocopy machine conversations. But, in an attempt to maintain my mental and emotional sanity I have to share… False Summer.  What a tease! It gets me every…

09 September, 2012

Cockatoo Island – Friends, Art and Rust.

09 September, 2012

Cockatoo Island – Friends, Art and Rust.

I love industrial style. Raw metal. Harsh lines. Inherent function. Within the last few years, industrial style has really been embraced. Last weekend, I visited Cockatoo Island - a place renowned for its industrial aesthetic. I honestly had such a great day. I loved eating caramel muffins, (and channelling my 12 year old self whilst playing 'grip ball'). I loved viewing the amazing Sydney Biennale installation artworks. But something which really captured me was.... The…

03 June, 2012

Don’t dress for the weather.

03 June, 2012

Don’t dress for the weather.

I can't help but laugh when I see it...until it happens to me. Yes, it happened to me yesterday. My umbrella turned inside out whilst walking to central station. I could feel eyes burning on me. I don't really know why I find it so embarrassing - or why I find it so amusing when I see it happen to someone else. I think its the combination of the flaying arms as you try to…

03 April, 2012

Indians lack buoyancy – Cool Pool Inspiration.

03 April, 2012

Indians lack buoyancy – Cool Pool Inspiration.

A scientific paper proving that Indian's lack buoyancy in water must exist- if not, then one should definitley be written. Yes, I am guilty of generalising, but I'm yet to meet an Indian who is a very strong swimmer (If you an excellent Indian swimmer and reading this - I apologise and congratulate you...). Our physic doesn't help us - brown chicken legs and an abnormal amount of bodily hair - not good for 'gliding'…