Sometimes a day in Sydney with champagne and a musical is just what's needed. And with Sydney only a car trip, train ride, ferry, light rail and a car trip back again away....it makes for the perfect day out. As close is Sydney is to Newcastle (obviously demonstrated above), often I make my way there … Continue reading A day in Sydney
Have you mastered the packing process? I think it’s safe to say, among the majority of my friends anyway, that Aldi is pretty much amazing. It’s heaps cheaper that any of the other supermarkets, they don’t use plastic bags, and you can buy some pretty awesome and high-quality stuff from the middle isle….even if it’s … Continue reading The stress of shopping at Aldi
It is very easy to over think something. Like over thinking the answers you said during a job interview or over thinking the outfit you’re going to wear out for dinner. But then you have the really unnecessary things. And it wasn’t until I caught myself overthinking something so ridiculous recently that it made me … Continue reading Over thinking unnecessary things
*Stoked about a successful washing day 👆🏽 (not so stoked on the rain) Having to go to bed early and at a certain time, being made to sit at the kitchen table while your parents put food in front of you to eat, and having to put your clothes in the washing basket (not even having to … Continue reading Things you say as an adult that you would never say as a child
I am not one of those people that say they don’t exercise and eat bad food but then you see them and they’re super toned and fit….like seriously just admit you exercise!! No, I am in fact not super toned and fit, and my diet could be better. Which I am learning is not ideal … Continue reading It has recently come to my attention that I cannot run
The responsibility of looking after a living thing is something that should not be taken lightly. It is in our DNA to nurture, feed and watch a living thing grow to its full potential as we become proud parents of watching it live its best life. It fills our life (house) with joy, life and … Continue reading The responsibility of owning a plant
So I haven’t written on here in a while…mostly because I haven’t really had anything exciting to blog about and also because a lot of my time has been taken up writing for HUNTERhunter which I have been loving so go check out the website when you get a chance! But this morning I had … Continue reading So I guess finances and career stuff is kind of a big deal at my age
The wonderful world of Twitter is, I admit, a social media platform I often forget about. But it can be a great informative tool, and, as I recently learnt at a digital marketing talk with The Collective Hub, a great way to network with people you wouldn’t otherwise be able to access. I follow a … Continue reading What Twitter has told me today…
Today, like most years, I will be drinking, eating and celebrating “Australia Day” with my friends. It is only recently that I have been questioning this day and after scrolling through the Internet the only question I am left with is “Why the hell have we not changed the date?” Growing up I have never … Continue reading Let’s change the date!
Do you ever stop and find yourself wondering about some of life’s simplest things and then begin to realize just how bizarre they really are? It’s like when you say the same word over and over and then all of a sudden it sounds weird, it's spelt weird, the whole thing freaks you out and … Continue reading 7 wonders of life.
These are a few things I am currently obsessing about....this week>>> 1. This book: Having not yet seen the movie, I really wanted to start reading the book. And what a perfect time to start, whilst on a train, travelling down to Sydney! I am totally hooked and haven't been able to put this thriller … Continue reading These are a few of my favourite things…
My Twitter feed consists of a variety of accounts, from news outlets to film critics to fun facts. Twitter is such a fast-paced social media platform that within minutes I find myself refreshing the page with over 50 more updates. Twitter is often about a good headline that will capture my attention long enough for me … Continue reading What Twitter has told me today…
When you are younger you spend a lot of your childhood wishing you were already “grown up”. 18 cannot come quick enough so you can have the freedom to do what ever you want. However, although you may be legally an adult by 18, it is often the little moments you have in the years … Continue reading Adulting.
So this week I had a little go at putting together a video. I haven't done one before so I hope you like it. Basically I want to know what you guys enjoy reading about online. I want to hear your ideas to help inspire me for future posts. Xxx.
Yep it is official, I now have a piece of paper claiming that I am qualified in Journalism and Public Relations. Whether or not I actually am in practice is a completely different story. Either way, rather than receiving my piece of paper in the mail it is kind of nice to actually attend the … Continue reading Officially a Graduate!
I love when your scrolling through social media and come across a funny meme. It usually means you can relate to it and know that there must be others out there thinking the exact same thing! Here are 11 memes that are basically speaking my life right now: 1. I have just graduated from University, … Continue reading 11 memes I can relate to all too well!
You always know the conversation has taken a deep turn when the topics of religion or the universe are brought up. Usually it is a few bottles of wine in and everyone seems to have a passionate and strong opinion about their view of the world. Or you start tripping yourself out with the unknown … Continue reading God may have created us, but he doesn’t control us
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsRMoWYGLNA Following the 2001 terror attacks on the twin towers The Black Eyed Peas released their hit song "Where is the love?". This song gives me major nostalgic feels from when I was kid. Since that time we have seen countless terror attacks and acts of violence throughout the entire world. Will.I.Am reveals that "everyone … Continue reading The Black Eyed Peas remake their 2003 hit “Where is the love?”
Another day, another Donald Trump controversy, but there are certain comments people make that just CANNOT be ignored. Last week Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s new campaign manager, made headlines with a clip that had been retrieved from a 2013 appearance she made on an episode of ‘To The Contrary’ (“an all female news analysis series”). Conway … Continue reading Trump’s campaign manager states, “rape would not exist if women were stronger”.
“Why are they even famous?” “They don’t even do anything.” “They are famous for doing nothing.” “What is a Kardashian?” These are some common phrases I hear repeatedly when the topic of the Kardashian’s come up. The reality stars have certainly had their fair share of criticism and backlash over the years, but after nine … Continue reading Why do people continue to debate why the Kardashian’s are famous?
Can someone please invite me to a wedding so I can experience this amazing new development in modern wedding trends! Doughnuts are possibly one of my favourite sweets ever! I mean what’s not to like? So to say I was excited when I came across images of an entire wall devoted to them would be … Continue reading The delicious new trend that will be the most Instagram worthy feature at your next wedding
January 2015- Baga Massacre, at least 200 people dead February 2015- Shooting in Pakistan, at least 19 people dead March 2015- Maiduguri Suicide Bomb, 58 dead April 2015- Garissa College attack, 148 dead May 2015- Baghdad car bombs, 19 dead June 2015- Kuwait Mosque bombing, 27 dead July 2015- Two bombs explode in Nigeria, 15 … Continue reading Why does the media get to determine who we grieve for and who we don’t?
Another Uni semester has begun. But not just any semester…. my final one EVER!! To say I am excited to finish Uni would be a massive understatement! I hate studying. Yes, I like my degree, and I don’t absolutely hate Uni, but for me studying is a huge struggle, which I really have to force … Continue reading The beginning of semester…
I enjoy writing and I can appreciate a well-written article, but I don’t actually read that many books. Before bed I usually opted for a TV series or a movie. But for Christmas I had asked for Rosie Waterland’s book, “The Anti Cool Girl”. I am currently attempting to write a book about my Pa’s … Continue reading Book Review: The Anti Cool Girl
For me, New Year's Eve is overrated, and this year was no exception. There has always been too much pressure put on that one night to be perfect! To date, my favourite New Year's Eve was when I was in South Africa. I had no idea what to expect. I held no high expectations and … Continue reading New Year’s Eve.
December 1st is a great date. To me it means holidays, the beginning of Summer and of course Christmas time :) Obviously, growing up, Santa was the most exciting part about Christmas. December would usually drag on forever as the (chocolate) count down began. Lists would be made to ensure he knew exactly what I … Continue reading December 1st.
Summer is here!... Well just about. My favourite time of year: Beach, Christmas, Uni holidays, daylight savings, late afternoon ciders, watermelon, mangoes, swimmers, shorts, thongs, tans, too-hot-to-touch steering wheel, BBQs, music, sunscreen, hot chips, hot sand, salty hair and afternoon naps. Here are some of my Summer essentials that I pretty much use on a … Continue reading Summer <3
I have recently written an article for a Uni assignment where I chose to talk about the controversial group, Reclaim Australia. It was a topic I found very interesting, and so I thought I would share it on my blog. Rather than bore you with the whole article, here is a bit of a summary … Continue reading Reclaim what?
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and all social media platforms have one thing in common- they are more often then not showing the best and most polished version of a person's life. We are not seeing the bigger picture, literally the rest of the picture is cropped out! People put on social media what they want you … Continue reading Blog VS Reality: Today’s events
So this week has involved a lot of laying on the lounge and doing a whole heap of not much. Unfortunately, there isn't anything you can do for Glandular fever except rest, and as I feel myself getting better, resting is going to become a lot harder to do. But for now I definitely feel … Continue reading 5 essential things in my life right now!
Over the last few weeks I have found myself in and out of hospital with the doctors sending me home a little unsure as to what was actually wrong with me. From what started as a little bit of swelling around my eyes turned in to an epic swollen face and a killer sore throat that … Continue reading What is inspiring you this week?
Inspiration: “An idea or action resulting from such a state”, “divine guidance or influence exerted directly on a human mind or soul”. For me, to be inspired means to feel creative, and to get excited about the prospects of the near future. Inspiration can stem from multiple sources. From another human being, from a story, … Continue reading What is inspiring you this week?
The cold season has hit, and I have already noticed 5 essential items I have been wearing over and over again. Unlike Summer, Winter, unfortunately, is a bit harder to avoid becoming an outfit repeater. The cold weather can often leave us forgetting about fashion, and instead grabbing our go to warm jacket each time. … Continue reading Winter Essentials
I am about to start my final assignment of the semester, so of course procrastination is currently on overdrive, especially considering it is not due until Friday! Instead of going to the Uni Hub I decided to stay at home today and do my assignment here. However, after a long walk along the Newcastle beaches … Continue reading Procrastination at its best…
Another semester is ALMOST done and dusted. Two whole months off!! (Getting an adult job next year could take some adjusting…but that's not for a whole year away). Here are some things I am looking forward to doing (or trying to do) during the break>>> 1. Take a trip to South East Asia! Yay! Super … Continue reading Things to look forward to :)
Ok, well, not all of these are entirely essential, but I have been kind of dependant on them for the last week or so>> Sudocream- if u suffer from eczema this stuff is a God send. Green tea- because its cold and as much as i love coffee, it is a lighter and cheaper alternative. … Continue reading 5 essential things in my life right now!
This weekend just gone I made a trip down to Sydney to watch the theatre production, Les Misérables. I am now starting to accumulate a decent amount of musicals I have seen so far, and I have to admit I think the most recent is the best one yet! Watching the movie before hand was … Continue reading ‘I Dreamed a Dream…’
The servere weather in the Hunter Region and along the East Coast of NSW these last few days has left our city feeling a little worst for wear. Endless fallen trees, flood waters, homes destroyed, lives lost, and thousands left without electricity. On Tuesday, schools, work places, Universities and public transport was cancelled and everyone … Continue reading Rainy Days.
Storage is one thing that is lacking in my house, especially in my bedroom. I have a pretty small room with no wardrobe, so figuring out where to put all my stuff has been a bit of a challenge. When I first moved in I bought the first and cheapest clothes rack I could find, … Continue reading DIY Wardrobe.
23 thoughts I've had at 23. 1. Thank God I'm only 23, I have heaps of time to figure out what I want to do. 2. OMG I'm 25 next year I'm practically 30! 3. Yep, next week, I will start to cook proper food for myself. 4. I am so broke. 5. *As I click Confirm … Continue reading 23.
I have just come home from work, and although the sun is currently blinding me on the lounge, it has for the most part been a pretty miserable day. The rainy weather has not only reminded me that Summer is no longer here, but that Winter is coming, which means I have no clothes and … Continue reading Winter Is Coming.
So this week I had a go at writing my very first review. I was pretty excited when I found out this was a uni assignment because I've been wanting to include them in my blog for some time now. However, it turned out a lot harder than I first anticipated and I think a … Continue reading Film Review: Focus
As a student studying the media I often think about the effects the media is having on our society and on us individually. Jobs in print media are becoming increasingly scarce, with many people turning to online outlets. However, these online outlets and the Internet has changed the way the media influences our society, and it … Continue reading The Media Effect.
It really is the small things in life that often result in the biggest rewards! Recently my house mates and I came home to this >>> At first we were a little confused about how it got there and by who, but we soon discovered this super cute note >>> And over the next few … Continue reading East End Community!
My definition of a 'pamper day': A day in which a girl dedicates just for her. A day when she can forget work, boys, dramas, money and responsibilities. A day when she can indulge a bit of time into herself. A day when all the important things of being woman can be ticked off the … Continue reading Pamper Day <3
These are a few things I am currently obsessing about . . . this week >>> 1. This necklace: Absolutely loving this necklace I found when I was in Melbourne last week. The best stuff is always found hidden away in cute little boutiques! 2. This top: I bought this top from Scout (by Abicus) … Continue reading These are a few of my favourite things . . .
Here are a few things I am currently obsessing about…this week! 1. This drink: Healthy, delicious and nutritious! Plus you get to keep the jar! 2. This walk: There is a great walking path along the Newcastle beach coast line. I love walking from my place at Newcastle East to Merewether with my iPod … Continue reading These are few of my favourite things…
Weddings are the best kind of parties. They are the perfect excuse to buy a brand new outfit, there is free food, free drinks, endless dancing and everyone is always in the happiest mood :) Friday's wedding festivities took place at Mindaribba House at the Hunter Valley Vineyards where my cousin Jess and, her now … Continue reading Wedding Bliss
I am about to commence my final week of Uni for the year (I still have one more year to go), and the final week is always a mad rush to the finish line. I am fortunate enough not to have any exams in my degree, but the last week always remains a frantic struggle, … Continue reading Inside Uni tips!
16 things you may or may not know about me:1. I love to travel.2. Up until the age of 21 I didn't drink wine or coffee . . . now I can't imagine my life without either of them.3. I have an agent.That sounds more impressive than it actually is, trust me. Although, for the … Continue reading 16 Fun Facts :)