Choose Yourself First: Women Making Art (And History)

I thought I’d share a bit of reading material I’ve been using to help with the past five months I spent hibernating during one of Ottawa’s coldest winters in a while. A recent book I’ve been reading is called ‘Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art And Made History (In That Order)‘ by Bridget QuinnContinue reading “Choose Yourself First: Women Making Art (And History)”

The reason why I want to empower women

You may remember I have been working on a startup concept (including a book)* for women since becoming pregnant and having my son abroad in the UK. I was freelancing away, growing a baby and waddling along the streets of North West London, happily posting Instagram snaps of flowers in winter, coloured doorways, cute bikesContinue reading “The reason why I want to empower women”

What am I writing about?

The major life milestones you face in your 20s and 30s: financial literacy and lessons learned from my expat adventures over the past decade.

Growing up: change is good

I haven’t written in over three months. It hasn’t been due to a lack of desire, inspiration or motivation. It hasn’t been due to a lack of wifi, technology or experiences. It has taken me from a period of warm and long summer days, gradually entering into autumn, falling leaves, damp, chilly evenings and cool, fresh mornings,Continue reading “Growing up: change is good”

Top 5 tips for living out of a suitcase [in London]

Everyone has their own way of travelling or moving country – some do it in luxury others do it on a shoestring budget. We tend to go somewhere in between, opting to sleep in beds or on air mattresses as opposed to in 5-star hotel rooms or 16-bed hostel dorms. Every trip, big move andContinue reading “Top 5 tips for living out of a suitcase [in London]”

Stopping while you travel to reflect

We’ve been in London for over a month now and are getting ready to move into our new apartment. Before we wheel ourselves and our belongings to our new neighbourhood and I write about my experience living out of a suitcase, I thought I’d take a moment to pause and reflect. If you’re looking forContinue reading “Stopping while you travel to reflect”

Chance encounters: New York, Ireland and up in the air

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Part of this blog is meant to highlight the fact I often find myself engaged in conversation with complete strangers. So before I detail what I did, ate, drank, saw and explored during my 20-day stint in New York City, Toronto and Ottawa, let me introduce you to three chanceContinue reading “Chance encounters: New York, Ireland and up in the air”

Winter weekend warmers

Even though we have been living in Brisbane for over three years, we seem to discover new things right under our nose each week.   Recently, these have included: – the revamped Museum of Brisbane and its Expo 88 exhibition, hidden inside the recently renovated City Hall where you can take a sunset clock towerContinue reading “Winter weekend warmers”

Sometimes you just need a break

We went to Cairns for a long weekend and it was just what we needed to slow down, take a deep breath, stay warm and remember the good things in life… …slow motion old fashioned train rides through the rainforest. Lazy morning espressos at Coast Roast Coffee on the Esplanade. Paying $5 to go back inContinue reading “Sometimes you just need a break”