Quotes to keep in your self-care kit

It’s Sunday. Ergo, the booze blues are in full force, and I’m in need of a cuddle. But what to do when a pair of willing arms aren’t kicking around? One of my trusty go-tos is Pinterest when I’m looking for a bit of self-help, life inspo or a word cuddle. During certain periods of life this has become a daily habit, particularly when the going gets tough,¬†or I’m facing a bit of a dilemma. More positively, I’ve also used them to bookmark when I’ve felt good, been brave or had an adventure. The chronological order of pins on my ‘mantras’ board tells the story of the highs and the lows over the five years, and I’m now a self-confessed pinster (aka pinning gangster, yo). To help you flush out any fear from last night, below is a collection of my faves to dip into when you need some writing […]

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The ‘Art’ of making pals when you’re new in town

This is a bit of a strange post to write as I could be tempting fate. I’m heading into week 6 of living in Australia, and it appears that the advice I got before leaving from everyone who had ever moved abroad has been the best yet. Say yes to EVERYTHING. And so I have. And because of this ‘yes is best’ attitude, I’ve met dozens of lovely people, seen more of my new city than I ever could’ve hoped for, and racked up a few new FB friends in the process. I jest with the latter point, but it’s no exaggeration that it’s the people in this quirky city that have exceeded all expectations of what my first month would turn out like. It’s with these new friends that I’ve seen an Austrian human glitter ball dance around the stage to 80s classics. I’ve got absolutely smashed on free […]

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