My boss Natalie wants to ‘touch base’. It’s December 2016, less than a year into my new job. I am existing on black coffee and stress. I work my way through Natalie’s box of single-ply tissues, which are holding together as well as I am. ‘I can’t do this any more,’ I sob. Natalie’s eyes … Continue reading A musical can change your life … my fling with La La Land
Where has the time gone? I wrote my last post while I was stranded on the outskirts of Vancouver, feeling pretty miserable as I studied for the international nursing registration that I was no longer sure I wanted. So much has happened since then; I had some wonderful experiences in Canada but before long I … Continue reading Article: Do you really need health insurance?
Being stuck in the outer suburbs can create a disconcerting state of limbo. There is a sense of displacement between the city you are technically a part of and the actual location in which you find yourself. In this case, I know I'm meant to be in Vancouver but the reality is entirely different. Dorothy is not in Kansas any more, and this is NOT Vancouver. … Continue reading Suburban Sprawl
Sunday August 3rd marked the 36th annual Vancouver Pride celebration, and the city hosted a massive, colourful parade attended by over 600,000 people. Unfortunately I wasn't one of them, as I'd checked out of the hostel that morning and quite literally had a bus to catch. What I did get to experience, however, was one of … Continue reading Proud!
One of the greatest things about Japanese fashion is the creative use of English sprinkled liberally throughout the clothing and accessories of women, children and pets (sadly, not as many options for the men). The language is rarely correct, often highly inappropriate, and at times completely baffling. If I could, I'd buy it all, though … Continue reading Language Barrier
A selection of pictures from a busy four weeks spent in France with my sister in October 2012. It was a great time of year to be there, and everything was beautiful, vibrant and delicious. Although we did our best to cover most of the country, we still felt there was much more left to experience. … Continue reading Le Bon Voyage
If you love flowers, you need to be checking out this budding Melbourne business. From weddings to festivals, race day to Christmas day, flowersbydolly has you covered. Local, affordable, and full of love. Check out the website here, or find on facebook, Instagram & twitter