02 December, 2013

I need your help…

02 December, 2013

I need your help…

One day. Every Month. Six girls . Eighty Organic potatoes. Ninety minutes. Forty + hungry mouths to feed. For the last couple of months a group of my gal pals  and I have had the pleasure to volunteer for the 'Inside Out' Kitchen at Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross. Run by Rob Caslick, the logic underpinning this amazing charity is quite simple - the most nutritious and healthy food should be eaten by those who…

24 November, 2013

Caught on Camera…

24 November, 2013

Caught on Camera…

The camera has been a life 'theme' this week. Number One: I found out that my work computer has 'photobooth'. Not going to lie, it has changed my working day. Productivity may have taken a hit, but it is SO much fun. Number Two: I was lucky enough to spend 90 minutes with Megan Young (and her partner Matt) - amazing, inspiring photographers.  They invited me into their gorgeous Surry Hills apartment which they had…

16 November, 2013

Spaced Out

16 November, 2013

Spaced Out

Don't judge me for what I am about to reveal. Seriously…don't judge me. I have never seen Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien,, Space Odyssey, Wall-E... (I have however seen Men in Black – mainly because of my teenage crush on Will Smith..... ) In my defence, I don't have any brothers (although my youngest sister & dad are obsessed with Dr Who). Sci-Fi is a genre which has never interested me. Indie films, rom-coms, world…

09 November, 2013

Well-designed Imagination.

09 November, 2013

Well-designed Imagination.

 I had two imaginary friends growing up – Little Mimi & Big Arka. I have no idea why I chose those names. Little Mimi was forever in the hospital with a broken arm & Big Arka was always 'making me' ask my parents for  ice-cream. I guess those first two years (before my sister came along) must have been pretty lonely. As children we have such active imaginations, but as we 'grow up'  our imagination…

02 November, 2013

What is your hobby?

02 November, 2013

What is your hobby?

For the last couple of weeks I have been conducting my own ‘social experiment’. I have been asking my friends, family, acquaintances and strangers … “What are your hobbies?”. The responses have been varied: Avoidance; “Nix, why do you ask these random questions? It’s too weird, I’m not going to answer.” Confusion; “Does online shopping count as a hobby?” Defensive; “Nix…not everybody needs a hobby” And it is true. Not everybody needs a hobby. But,…

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…

16 October, 2013

tunes which I am currently loving…

16 October, 2013

tunes which I am currently loving…

Music is home to me. It makes me feel happy, safe and content. It is my instant time machine. It takes me back to my awkward teenage years - getting dressed for a 'gathering' or  driving in the car with my first 'boyfriend'.  It connects me to my friends –the countless times we sung at the top of our lungs to Mariah Carey or pretending we were in 'da hood' listening to 'Gangstas Paradise' (ok...I…

15 October, 2013

my photography

15 October, 2013

my photography

  just a handful of pics I have taken...              

15 October, 2013

things which i am currently loving…

15 October, 2013

things which i am currently loving…

Is is the small things that really make me happy & content. These 'small things' change from time to time...depending on my state of mind, the season, the people in my life etc. I will update this sporadically, but here are 7 things which are currently making me really happy... Learning to weave - on my cute frame loom Eating Kale Chips (with lots of salt & chilli flakes) Listening to Old School R'n'B mixes…

07 October, 2013

I put my foot in it.

07 October, 2013

I put my foot in it.

It took me 8 years.... But..I did it. I mastered the yoga headstand (Shirshasana).   I finally released this deep-seeded fear of 'falling' and just let go...I cleared my mind, removed the mental pressure of having to do it successfully and just let my feet float upwards. I was SO happy. I couldn't stop smiling. I have been wanting to do this for years. I love the sensation that arises from being upside down. Reversing the flow…

29 September, 2013

Blind Date.

29 September, 2013

Blind Date.

For reasons, (that I am not going to get into)…I have embarked on a Dude Detox / Man Ban/ Men Zen.   It is day 22…   Anyways, the purpose of this whole 'exercise' is to spend time focusing on being the best person I can possibly be (i know it sounds a little cheesy…) but I believe that we can sometimes get so wrapped up in our daily routine that we often forget to…

22 September, 2013

Kicked to the curb.

22 September, 2013

Kicked to the curb.

I have a problem. I just love objects that have been 'kicked to the curb'. I went through a stage where I couldn't go for a walk without coming home with a pre-loved item that had been sitting on the curb. It was when I lived back home with mum & dad. Admittedly, bought home some pretty weird items - A family portrait (of some stranger's family)....It had a nice frame! The inside of an…