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O-Wonderful, Owaka

The first time I visited the tiny Southland township of Owaka, it was dark and I thought we were lost. My trusty Austin 1100 (jaffa-coloured) groaned as I coaxed it around the last bend and into the village as The Verlaines blared what was to become our anthem that weekend from a tape recorder on the floor – the somewhat aptly titled  920 more words

Work Life Balance


I remember the first time I tasted Shortbread, my grandmother opened a package and gasped- ‘Oh! Tea Biscuits!’ Imagine my surprise when there were no biscuits inside! 649 more words

Alabama Lifestyle

Counting Down!

Vincent has his flight booked for his next visit and the countdown has begun. Having spent most of the Summer together, it has been difficult to be apart. 13 more words


The Dark Triad, self-care, hightops, Thanksgiving food, Thanksgiving movie

“You Are Psychopathy”

At your darkest times, your heart turns cold. You can operate without concern for anybody but yourself.
You may not have a psychopath, but you have the charm and calculation of one. 466 more words


Getting to know Ningxia

One of the things I love about this year is how many opportunities it is giving me to explore Asia. This second year of my degree is a time for me to conduct research and write my master’s thesis – a task that I am (slowly, but surely!) working towards. 1,830 more words



Halloween is sooooo much more fun when you can coordinate with your best vina. So this season, why not pair up and take on the town as a dynamic female duo?!  487 more words


No-Carve Pumpkins for Toddlers

In my opinion, there really isn’t another decoration that screams “fall” more than pumpkins! Carved, painted, or just piled in a stack, they just add the perfect autumnal touch to any home! 226 more words

Babies And Toddlers