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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I have written before about my difficult relationship with fruit, but now that summer is here, the good fruits (in my opinion) are in season and are plentiful and more affordable to buy. Here are some ideas about summer fruits to look out for in the shops, and even some places where you can pick […]
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Getting Your Vitamin D Safely
I’m a ginger. I don’t tan. I freckle. As I look down at my fairy bread arms I wonder, am I getting enough vitamin D?
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Have an Eco-Friendly Summer!
The sun’s out, the fire ban is set to high. The beaches are scorching wastelands; soup is out and fish & chips are in. You like your coffees cold and milky, preferably with a generous scoop of ice-cream. It’s summer. The time of sunburn and sunglasses and other sun-related items. Here are some tips to […]
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Do I Hate Summer?
Crowds and I don’t mix. The crush of people, the sense of impending doom (maybe that’s just me?). Clearly, music festivals aren’t for me, and neither is the oppressive heat of summer – so is there anything for me to look forward to during summer?
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Ask me to run errands while it’s rainy, wet, and 10 degrees outside and I’m more than happy to. Ask the same of me when it’s 30 degrees or higher and you honestly probably won’t even find me. I’ll be holed up somewhere with air conditioning, pretending it’s still winter.
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Summer Fun: Outdoor Cinemas
The sun has finally arrived! For many, this is a time of joy. I’m not really a beach person myself, so I have other summer activities that are my staples. One of those is visiting Adelaide’s various outdoor cinemas. I love going to the movies, generally, but doing it outside makes it feel much more […]
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‘Our home is girt by sea’; no matter how you feel about ‘Advance Australia Fair’ as the national anthem of this country, the truth of this statement is undeniable. We’re a great big chunk of land with water on all sides. My parents were adamant that my siblings and I learn to swim. We started […]
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Summer is Coming
We’ve had some scorchingly hot weather recently, even though it’s still meant to be spring. I was caught totally by surprise by a gorgeous 29 degree day; unfortunately, I was wearing jeans and a hoodie, so I was a little less ‘yay’ and a little more ‘why is this happening to me?’. Summer means going to […]
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