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Reacquaint

Growing up in Melbourne’s western suburbs meant that a) people thought I was part of a gang, and b) travelling to the other side of the bay for high school was pretty much a given.* As much as I regret the 180-minute daily round trip,… Read More

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Traditional weekend pt II

Exhausted after Saturday but managed to get up at the promise of cute dogs. Here’s the morning face with an attractive inclusion of the air conditioner. (Can add ‘an air conditioner is in the background of a wintertime portrait’ to the list of You Know… Read More

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Traditional weekend pt I

If you’ve been away for a while, returning to all the things you used to do is so exciting and fresh. It’s like breathing new life into old memories. The weekend in Melbourne was grey and rainy and abruptly, blindingly bright. More importantly it was… Read More

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Play Tourist: Watsons Bay

Early autumn holds just the best and nicest weather: warm enough to be bearable and usually breezy, enough sun to make you feel healthy and good. It’s the kind of thing you spend all summer grasping at and finally receive en masse, as if somebody… Read More

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Day tripper

What I’m saying is that if you have to enrol in person, in this day and age, a girl has to wonder what the hell is going on. I always try and be good, and not get too opinionated (yes, this is me actively trying)… Read More

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Cool change

And then life was slow, and the cargo ships passed the window; the heat came, and it went, and for a while I wore my mother's shoes. For two days I didn't leave the house, not out of emotion but the 45 degree weather. In… Read More

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Ghost of Christmas Past

It’s time! Some last-minute marketing on the 24th. Strasbourg held (allegedly) sixteen Christmas markets. We found a good few, like the one where I had a pretzel and the Croatian one with the limoncello…s (better than šljivovica, friends). The focus, on the whole, seemed more… Read More

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Hang a shining star

Idle brochure-flicking at work (to avoid work) led me to an accidental head start to the season. Oh, Christmas. How often do we pour so much time and effort and money into just making ourselves and those around us feel good? It's special. My run-up… Read More