I’ve been cooking a bit lately. And I find it deliciously therapeutic. I love the process of combining and creating because it’s rhythmical and calculated. It’s quiet. And I’m happy to admit that I still feel a surge of excitement when everything works as it’s supposed to! Whoever knew that adding this to that would make something so-damn-goooood?! I’ve also realised that mixing a bowl of ingredients … Continue reading Strawberry Teff Loaf + Cooking Therapy
Today, the 1st of February 2015, marks three months until I jump on board an aeroplane and fly halfway around the world to Switzerland. I’m excited. Also slightly scared. Ok, very scared. As it so happens, I haven’t had the brain capacity to think much about the fast approaching year of 2016. Seriously, where did 2015 go? The endless university and visa applications I’ve had to … Continue reading 3 months until 1 year
I have been pondering slowness as of late. And I very much like the idea of it. But what does it actually look like to live slow? And how can I live a slower life when all around me things demand my attention, demand to be started and finished and started all over again? In my writing class at uni the other day, we read an … Continue reading Is the entire human race rushing to its death?
She moved softly about the kitchen in the quietness of the early morning. Eyelids downcast beneath the heavy, happy warmth that filtered in through the open window. Outside, gentle, blue-skied winter. On the stove, yellow flames licked at the bottom of a blackened pot, its contents slowly bubbling. Slowly, slowly. Stirring slowly. Yesterday, three things happened that I felt compelled to put into words. 1. I … Continue reading Slow down everyone, you’re moving too fast…
Ok, so I admit to a wee bit of editing… but nonetheless, Vietnam is naturally full of colour, culture and craziness! Here is a snapshot of my most recent adventure. 16 photos, 18 days, countless flights: totally worth it. Continue reading Snapshots: Vietnam
After a three day stint in Saigon, Dalat seemed like a good idea; a well needed respite from the relentless honking of the big city. Erin and I were keen to inhale some of that fresh mountain air and see plenty and plenty of greenery. After jumping off the plane at Dalat airport, dodgy passport in hand, we caught the shuttle to the centre of town for … Continue reading 2 days in Dalat
If you read my post “5 Things I Love to Hate About Air Travel“ you’ll know that I greatly dislike plane/airport food. Not only because it is astronomically expensive, but also because it is stodgy and less like food than one cares to admit. It’s also heavy on the waste and packaging which, truth be told, stresses me out. Heck, except for a few items … Continue reading Would you like beans with that?
I love the Traveller magazine in the Sydney Morning Herald. It’s the first part of the paper I turn to when the weekend arrives. I love the colour, the vibrancy, the sharing of experiences, the reminder that the world is unimaginably huge and complex. I love that there is always somewhere new and exciting to explore, or at least dream about. Every week there’s a section … Continue reading Flight Test
Inexpensive air travel is great, don’t get my wrong, but after hopping on and off 7 different planes in the last 18 days, there are a few things that have caught my attention… for the worst. 1. The waste I understand that airlines are catering for A LOT of people every single day, but forgive me for not wanting to accept my body weight in … Continue reading 5 things I love to hate about air travel
Dog ate your homework? Ha, no worries. It’s your passport you gotta watch out for! All things considered, our departure to Vietnam from the motherland (Sydney) was relatively smooth. Did I mention Erin’s puppy, Russell, got a wee bit hungry and had a nibble of my passport? The day before our flight. Yes. I kid you not. That really did happen. (See above for evidence of the … Continue reading Dog ate my passport!