Endings and Beginnings
All good things must come to an end, as goes the old cliché. So it is for me at present with relation to the end of my share-house experience, as I embark upon the adventure of living with, and only with, my boyfriend of two years.
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House Mates: Episode 8 – The End
The end of the year has come. Everyone is going their separate ways. What will the future hold?
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The Impossible Summer Bucket List
In the lead-up to every summer for as long as I can remember, I have written a ‘summer bucket list’—a sort of aspirational guide to the season ahead. The items on the list have always varied in intensity, from simple things like fish and chips on the beach with friends, to slightly more complicated targets, […]
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As someone who dislikes change, when I find something that works, I stick with it. I think that’s partly why I’m so big on Christmas traditions. To be clear, I’m not talking about throwaway Christmas activities like eating mince pies. I’m talking specific, intricately-planned, and carefully sequenced traditions.
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Christmas: You Either Love it or You Hate It
In my experience, Christmas (if you celebrate it) is one of those things that you either love or you hate. Personally, I love it. I’m deeply passionate about all things Christmas: the food, the movies, the decorations (consumerism wins again), and the time spent with friends and family. It’s something that I look forward to […]
House Mates: Episode 7 – The Exam Grumpies
Everything is always changing. The exam grumpies have gripped the house hold. Another year is drawing to a close and everyone seems to go there separate ways, but it’s not over yet!
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Not Staying in Touch
To all the people I used to know, I wonder if it ever hits you like it hits me, that we’re just not involved in each other’s lives anymore. A memory pops up in my head, and you’re in it. A party, beach cricket, or sitting down and chatting on public transport. I wonder if […]
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How to Make Camping Happen
I’ve been trying to set up a camping trip for weeks. I’ve wanted to go for so long, but things keep popping up. How do I get the push to just go
House Mates: Episode 6 – Return of the Mystery Housemate
You know that one mysterious house mate who you don’t see for days on end? Where do they go?
The Mundanity of Travel Plans
I’ve realised something about myself: I love the idea of making travel plans, but the actual planning? Not so much. This dawned on me recently while discussing a potential European summer trip in 2020 with a few friends. We poured over a map and excitedly discussed where might want to go, where we might stay, […]
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