Monthly Archives: March 2013

My Big Bad Bucket List of Awesomenesss

I wrote my ‘Big Bad To-Do List of Awesomeness’ 6 months ago (which you can find here). At that point I had thought I would be back in Australia by now. I’m not, and somewhere between the ups and downs of ‘holy-shit-I’m-still-here’, and the recent passing of my 20th birthday, I’ve started to think that […]

An Aussie in Europe: Things You Will Be Asked

Naturally, growing up in Australia meant that for me meeting another Aussie was not a big deal. After 6 months in Europe however, I have come to realise that we are in fact fascinating, exotic human beings. And while I love to share the Australian culture with foreigners, I have come to notice a pattern. […]

3 Reasons to Vote for Me, and 1 Reason not to

Oh yes, yes I am. I’m writing a post all about why you should vote for me in the Big Blog Exchange. As if the fun, flashing little box to the right of the screen and my amazing writing skills aren’t reason enough, I write today with the sole intention of conning you into voting […]

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
1. Assume that you are loved. 2. Assume that those who love you find some kind of value in you and the things you do. 3. Assume, however, that you don’t need to be valuable in order to be worthy of love. 4. Assume that there is no one…

Ich bin ein Berliner

That quote (from JFK, if you’re curious) coupled with ‘Mr Gorbachev, open this gate,’ (Ronald Reagan) are two of the few things I remember clearly from history class. Impressive, huh? Berlin actually featured quite heavily in my high school history class, we spent one semester studying the Cold War, and another WWII. Of course, as […]

Latvia, Nice Place

It’s a tagline that features on a souvenir range, and it couldn’t be more appropriate, because yes, Latvia is a nice place indeed. To tell the truth, it was never a place that had crossed my mind when considering where I wanted to travel in Europe. But as is often the case, this point of view changed […]