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England Part 4 : Stonehenge

I couldn’t go to England and not try to visit Stonehenge. In all honesty, I didn’t know that much about the history of the area before visiting it but the more I found out (which involved realising that we know very little about it), the more it fascinated me....

England Part 2 : Covent Garden

There’s something about markets that make me feel at home and happy. Covent Garden was no exception. Although Covent Garden hosts three markets, I focused on the Apple Market. As the name suggests, this used to be the place for fresh fruit and vegetables but it was made into a craft and design market in the 1980s....

England Part 1 : Arriving

Yo, yo, yo! I’ve been MIA for a while. This is partly due to laziness (my bad) but also partly due to going overseas. If you read my last post, you will know I was due to leave for England later that day for a conference with a holiday tacked on the start and the end. Also in that post, you may have picked up on the fact that I was feeling a little apprehensive one could say. I am...

New Things

I’ve never been overseas. I’ve never been on a plane. I’ve never spoken at a conference. And yet – SURPRISE – I’m doing all of those things in the next fortnight. Life just really thought I wasn’t getting out enough, apparently....

Heaton & May in Olinda

If I were a shop, I think I would be Heaton & May. Situated in the forever beautiful Olinda in Mount Dandenong, Heaton & May is primarily a stationery shop that also stocks a bunch of other things, including a really lovely range of cooking and interior decorating books, soy candles, and jewellery....

How To Make a Terrarium

It’s no secret that I love cacti. All kinds. Tall, short, skinny, round, striped, spotted, plain. Terrariums are a great way of bringing the cacti inside and having some greenery around the place does help to spruce things up! I’d toyed with the idea of making a terrarium for quite a while and the desire only grew stronger the more I saw them on Pinterest. Then, earlier this year, I gave a friend a DIY terrarium kit for her birthday...