‘If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be, in war we find out who we are.’ Set in France during World War 2, this epic story followsÂ two very different sisters, as they try to survive Nazi occupation and ultimately each other.
Technology is a blessing that connects this complicated world and its citizens, from the ‘burbs of Melbourne to the mud huts of Somalia (I am still amazed at that friend request, the profile picture was so impressive but so weird given that the guy was holding a machete – obviously a farmer, but still). Yet the one friend request I wasn’t prepared for, was from my Nan. Yes, my Grandmother.Â
Christmas Eve is upon us and by now I would usually be sick of chocolate, having been unable to control myself around the Ferrero Rocher’s. But this Christmas is different….. It’s simple….. and that is what’s making it magical.
A cluttered house leads to a cluttered mind and lack of storage can really weigh you down. It often seems like your space is never tidy, despite the countless hours you put into your domestic chores.
Interior design is a new found love of mine and by that I mean I love looking at other people’s interior design in home magazines! I’m not much of a decorator myself but I do love accessorising a home, especially when they provide storage too (something our little home seriously lacks).
This month is about new beginnings, as I returned to Melbourne a married woman. Nesting down means getting my house organised (a lengthy project, so far involving the purchase of lots of gorgeous baskets – how awful!).Â
Over the years my black thumbs have been responsible for the death of many innocent spider plants, so when I ended up with a whole garden of my own to care for, I knew I had homework to do.
At the home of the Duke & Duchess of Northumberland, at Syon Park, London, myÂ nuptials were the grand finale of the most stressful, crazy, funny, beautiful and amazing experience of my life. So much so, I’ve included horror stories and dreamy photos as an insight intoÂ what you can really expect when planning a big event.
Do you feel constantly busy but never seem to get anything done? When life is manic, your home becomesÂ cluttered, almost as a physical reflection of the mental and emotional minefieldÂ your are traversing.
Go Set A Watchman is commonly referred to as the sequel to Harper Lee’s first novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, however, it is, in fact, the first draft that Harper Lee calls the ‘parent’ book.