Yesterday I woke up with the urge to paint. I haven’t painted in over 10 years so I didn’t have paints or anything in the house.
It was my birthday yesterday and I turned 30. My boyfriend had to go away for work a couple of days before, meaning I wouldn’t see him on the day, so we celebrated early by making an escape to Tigre on the Friday. I love Tigre, it’s only an hour from Buenos Aires but when you … More Weekend Escape to Tigre
The winter is not too long in Buenos Aires, nor is it particularly harsh but it definitely exists. Many tourists come here thinking it will be warm all year round but that really isn’t the case. Buenos Aires is a lot of fun in the summer but there is also quite a bit to do … More Things To Do in Buenos Aires- Winter Edition
I’m turning 30! June is in full swing which means these are my last couple of weeks as a twenty- something. My twenties have felt like both the shortest time and the longest time but one thing is certain- I’ve learnt a lot. Here, in no particular order I have listed some of my 29 lessons … More 29 Lessons for 29 Years
It’s finally Friday, my favourite day. And it’s June, my favourite month after December. My birthday is in June and for the first 18 years of my life it was the most important day of the year. I’m not too bothered about my birthday these days but old habits die hard and June is still my favourite month (much like … More 5 Friday Favourites
I discovered Elena Ferrante’s writing relatively recently (much like a lot of people outside of Italy really) and I love it. The characters that she creates are complex and many of her narrators are female and cover different themes relating to being a woman.
I grew up in New Zealand and while the population of my town was not tiny it wasn’t big either, especially when you compare it to Buenos Aires. Growing up I was constantly surrounded by nature. We rowed in the river, swam in the lakes, watched volcanos erupt (one time in 1996 when Mt Ruapehu erupted) and … More Mar del Plata: Escape To The Seaside
Everyone has different tipping points with regards to stress. Stress is not something I am happy to tolerate in my life, it takes a toll on health and relationships and I really think life is too short. It is however a natural part of life and unfortunately for me something I’ve been dealing with lately. … More How To Manage Stress
Levels of Life by Julian Barnes is a book of three parts. The first is about a hot air balloonist and photography, the second about an ill-fated love affair and the third is a story about grief. It’s a small, powerful book and I loved it. The first chapter, focused mainly on hot air ballooning, is … More Book Review: Levels of Life by Julian Barnes
Because some weeks feel harder than others, as though they may never end and as though you’re dragging yourself through it. Unfortunately I’m having one of those weeks right now, but to remind myself how exciting and wonderful life really is I have been thinking about the reasons why life is great. 1. There are mornings when … More 10 Reasons Why Life Is Great