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Some Birthday Gratitude

It was my birthday this past Tuesday. I turned 25, which feels a bit odd. I don’t think I’ve felt like my age since I was maybe 19 or 20, maybe even younger than that. I don’t know what it is, there just seems to be this discord between how I feel and think about myself and my biological age. But it doesn’t really bother me; there’s much more important things to think about in the grand scheme of things....

Too Many Things To Do

I have too many things to do. And I’m not talking about the boring, annoying, dull, menial tasks of work or uni, no, I’m talking about creative and fun and crafty things. GOOD things. I have too many GOOD things to do and I am completely paralysed by it all*. So, instead of starting one of the many things I could be doing, I decided to sit down and write about how I’ve got so many things I could be...

A Snapshot of Two Cities : A Summary

I’m gonna go ahead and try not to get emotional (or totes emosh, as I believe the kids say these days) but today’s post is a summary of everything A Snapshot of Two Cities. In case you weren’t aware, Isabel from Nanjing Nian and I posted a photo each week. Simple concept and it was really fascinating because Isabel has been in China for the last year or so and I’m here in Australia. It all started when I got...

Op Shop Haul : Aztec Cardigan, Mug, Books and More

Hi-ho! How are you doing? Hopefully you are well and cheery and all other good things. If not, I strongly recommend you watch a kitten/puppy/turtle/monkey/goat video. Apply liberally. Stat! Okay, enough with the medical references now. I went op shopping today. Yes, on a Sunday! Not a lot of op shops are open on Sundays, the day of rest (or the day of reading and tea-ing as I like to call it), but good old Savers sure is. If you...

A Snapshot of Two Cities #21

14:37, 8/12/2015, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China Check out that wintery scene! It looks quite chilly or “brisk”, as I like to say, as winter settles in on China. And so still and quiet. I wonder if it was actually a quiet spot or whether there was the usual hustle and bustle of traffic and machinery and people? All I can say is, good on that person for going for a run! It’s hard at the best of times, but especially...

Nice Things : December 2015

It is that time of the month (no, not that time of the month, god) where we kick off with some nice things. Just some good, wholesome, enjoyable, and perhaps inspirational things because it’s a nice way to start a new month. Allon-sy! First, let’s start with this incredible art work by Agnes Cecile. As I watched one of the videos of her making a piece, I was struck by an acute sense of WHAT THE HELL HAVE I DONE...

Shopping Small This Christmas : 2015

I don’t mean to alarm you but it appears to be just under three weeks before Christmas. The holiday season involves the giving of gifts. The purchasing of said gifts can be tricky and stressful and sometimes downright disappointing. (I promise, I’m really not trying to freak you out.) I know how hard it can be so I’ve compiled a list of excellent Etsy shops that may just hold the perfect handmade gift for your loved one/s. Bonus points because...

A Snapshot of Two Cities #20

14:31, 29/11/2015, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China What an intriguing scene you’ve captured here, Isabel! A moment of reflection, puzzlement, curiosity, or just daydreaming perhaps? I’d really like to know what she was thinking. The whole scene feels so still and calm. And props to the lady in the all-magenta tracksuit set. My brain automatically links back to Kath and Kim for some reason (Kath and Kel had matching tracksuits, didn’t they?) so it always gives me a chuckle. And there’s another lady...