Weekend Trip: Switzerland

This was a last minute, why-not trip to be reunited with Leigh (you may remember her from the Paris trip) in Switzerland. Zurich is officially the most expensive city to live in and a budget traveller like myself would be batshit crazy to travel there, and I honestly would not consider it if it weren’t for … Continue reading Weekend Trip: Switzerland


Spoke too soon

Remember that post I made a while ago about my life-long struggle with eczema? Well since then, I had actually experienced a bit of 'normality' with skin, if you can call it that. Let's just say it wasn't as horrible as it had been lately. There were signs of improvement - to the point where I … Continue reading Spoke too soon


/ˈɛksɪmə,ˈɛkzɪmə/ Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a recurring, inherited, inflammatory skin condition. Symptoms include patches or areas of dry, itching, scaling and reddened skin. When I was born, the doctor reassured my parents, "Don't worry, she'll grow out of it". As I grew older, they passed these words onto me and my young self took them … Continue reading ECZEMA

To be creative is not for the faint-hearted

Creativity takes courage - Henri Matisse I believe that wholeheartedly. Countless times, I've emotionally voiced the following words: "I haven't drawn in so long. I miss it." But did I follow that up? Did I do something about it? No. I continued on not drawing, and I continued missing it. But why? I did not … Continue reading To be creative is not for the faint-hearted

My struggle with the transition (and my successes)

I'm sitting here at my favourite little café in the heart of Sydney CBD, satisfied after inhaling my "Organic Golden Quinoa Detox" salad (trying to ignore the $20 price-tag) waiting for my pot of green tea to cool down and feeling happy; grounded. I didn't, however, quite feel this way not that long ago. When I … Continue reading My struggle with the transition (and my successes)

A delay, a tackle and a ‘welcome home’ balloon

It has been ONE MONTH - an entire month since landing at Sydney International Airport and arriving home after a year of being away from my life here. Now, before I can delve into how it has been being back, I must first share the actual story of arriving at the airport. Trust my luck, … Continue reading A delay, a tackle and a ‘welcome home’ balloon