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Straight Shenanigans.

April 30, 2014

It was a couple of weeks ago, I sat on the back of the bench seat at The Bucket List, close enough to the sea to smell the thick salty water. Melina was next to me and we were bobbing along to a free Cloud Control gig, a few buckets of Corona in, the sun [...]

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Just Embrace It. And other notes on Secret Garden 2014.

March 11, 2014

On January 1, I stood in the valley that was the amphitheater of the Forest Stage at Falls Festival, the sun had set on a day of flitting from stage to stage, catching all of our favourite acts. Finally, we were given some relieve from the stillness of the heat. As Hermitude took the stage, [...]

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January 15, 2014

What brought you to Sydney? Do you think you’ll stay here? Those are the two questions I get asked all of the time. Even my closest friends and fellow expats have a tendency to ask. I suppose I’ll never stop getting asked those questions, although the context will change the more years I find myself [...]

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So stoked on 2014.

January 13, 2014

I went into 2013 with an air of haphazard chaos. No resolutions. No visions. I thought I’d had it figured out. What started out a fantastic year, an Australia Day hitting near the top of my most fun days ever, was really only the beginning of the downhill rush. I wouldn’t call 2013 a bad [...]

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The Share House

December 5, 2013

I remember vividly the day that my dad dropped me off at the terminal. I had spent most of the day with my brother and his fiancé investigating the San Francisco airport map in an attempt to avoid getting lost and missing my first-ever international flight. Of course I was scared shitless, maybe more of [...]

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Rainy day weekends

November 22, 2013

This past weekend, something big happened, something big for me… I went away. Other than visiting home, I haven’t really been on a holiday since I was in Thailand, in March. The heart of a traveller can easily be stifled by a static world. The plans for this weekend came up about a month ago, [...]

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It started with a show…

November 13, 2013

I’ve tried so many times to write this post. The truth is that the wounds are still fresh, too fresh for me to know the best way to put them on paper for all of you to read. It’s not like it was total devastation, it honestly just caught me so off guard. I didn’t [...]

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August & Everything After

November 8, 2013

I left you with a story that ended in August, and it’s now November. I didn’t actually tell the whole story, there have been a few bumps along the road. Some were fun, some weren’t. I’ll start with one… Finally, I’d convinced a fellow American, a fellow sorority girl to take the leap across the Pacific. [...]

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Life after Thailand…

November 3, 2013

I know there has been a bit of radio silence on this end. It’s not like it’s anything new to you all – in fact, *knock, knock* is this thing on? Probably not. But I’m still here. I know you’re all a bit surprised. A lot has happened in my life in the past year [...]

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Tackling the Thai Toilet

June 29, 2013

This is not a story about poop.  I just wanted to make the clear. The Thai sun was searing down through the lower deck window as I surveyed the hungover Brit and Aussie backpackers and young European families on the ferry boat. As we finally got off the swaying boat, and shuffled single file from [...]

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