Birthday bonanza on a boat
Diary

Spent a lovely Saturday afternoon on a boat with 30 boys and 1 other (real) girl. The sun was shining, the music was bumpin’ and the water was the perfect temperature. I could really get used to this lifestyle! Special thanks to Boat Hire Sydney 🙂

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Dreams
Diary

road trip travel by van sunshine and sand ocean waves and salty mists wind blowing through my hands crisp morning air

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Indonesian lunch
Diary, Food

Found some really cool people at work who are really into food – you know you’ve found your source of ethnic cuisines when you’ve been gifted a bag of mi goreng potato chips. After a successful design team lunch outing to our favourite local ramen joint (Yasaka), it was decided that lunch should be a…

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Macquarie Pass National Park
Diary

Another weekend of bushwalking – and a very different type of bushwalk. Still can’t get over the phrase bushwalk. It just sounds like it’s not serious. And I suppose it isn’t. But in Australia there are snakes. So I should take bushwalks seriously. The trail was very different from the ones in the Blue Mountains,…

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Mount Banks trail
Diary

Was lucky enough to walk the Blue Mountains again this weekend – but this time on the Mount Banks trail and boy was it gorgeous! Still can’t get over the blue haze from the Eucalyptus trees, always playing tricks with my eyes. I think there were 30 to 40km winds today, it was super windy…

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Australian boys
Diary

This is from one North American girlfriend to another: “The Australian guys just seem to be lacking … something.” In general… You like to rock climb. You like tennis. You like to dive. You like your bike. You like to surf. You’re blurring into one another, same as the previous and the next. You also…

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Bushwalking in the Blue Mountains
Diary

There’s a reason why it’s called bushwalking in Australia because you’re literally walking through a lot of bush. This particular trek was from Martin’s lookout to Bunyan lookout, with an extension out to the Lost World lookout. It was pretty crazy to see the blue haze between the valleys. Apparently the chemicals released by the…

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Cool girl
Diary

Went to see Tove Lo last night – proud to have been able to stay awake late on a school night. I think it would have been easier if the crowd was more into it. I can’t tell if it’s a Sydney thing or just this particular crowd – not many people were dancing along,…

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Circles and hometowns
Diary

It’s a bluebird day as I sit on a bench in front of the beach with my friend Janine. She has her sunglasses on and a thin cardigan strewn across her 2nd trimester baby bump. She takes a breather on the bench after our short walk from her apartment in the vegan-friendly, yoga-practicing, juice-drinking neighbourhood…

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