On the road to self-love

I have been saving this post for Valentine’s Day, a day when romantic love is celebrated and when often-overlooked-but-super-important self-love is slowly becoming more widely accepted. This isn’t to say that self-love is a new…

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The Power of Nora

One of my earliest non-children’s film memories is of Meg Ryan standing at the observation deck of the Empire State Building holding a backpack and a teddy bear. My mum was sitting next to me on…

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Planner chat

I’m a meticulous diary keeper and planner lover. I was that girl in high school who used different coloured pens for different subjects, and keep everything colour-coordinated, neat, and tidy. When an ex introduced me to Moleskine…

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The Stella Prize 2016 longlist cover love

Earlier tonight the longlist for the 2016 Stella Prize was announced. It’s a brilliant list that leans heavily towards fiction, with 11 of the 12 longlisted titles fiction of some format (including novel, novella, and…

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8 ways to maintain motivation to exercise

If I’m honest, I have a love/hate relationship with exercise. I can go for weeks at a time with the motivation of a professional athlete, and then suddenly hit a slump where even the promise…

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