Scribblings

Now Time for the Weather

Two weeks ago was hot, like a summertime inferno. One week ago was cold, like deep and despairing wintertime. And today it is warm. Cardigan weather, perhaps. It’s the time of year where the seasons flex their muscles and battle for dominance. It’s a tug of war that shifts the weather faster than I switch…… Continue reading Now Time for the Weather

Scribblings · Travel Diary

Home / Away

Coming home is the sweetest of the bittersweet moments. Home’s fragrant and warm and bright and blue skied, and London was grey and it was cold, and people stand in your way even if you have a suitcase, and you have to keep your purse close. But it was an electrifying chill which woke you…… Continue reading Home / Away

Poems · Scribblings

The Never Ending

There was a lady who looked to sea, Every morning and every evening. The people who passed looked curiously, Not at the vastness of the ocean, But at the strange young woman who had seemed to claim her place among the sand. There was a lady who looked to the stars, Every single night. The…… Continue reading The Never Ending

Scribblings

Not Conventionally Useful

This micro-story was written as a potential idea for an imaginative piece for the HSC. It was quickly abandoned for that purpose, but I haven’t managed to leave it behind entirely. My 5-day trek through the stunning Kunderang gorges served as inspiration, and my ultimate goal has been to capture the wonderful things that I see using…… Continue reading Not Conventionally Useful

Scribblings

Australian Non-Tradition

Halloween is a lighthearted holiday grown from fairly non-cheerful roots. Halloween is no tradition to me, or to most people who grew up in Australia. The idea of Halloween has been dotted across my childhood without making any real impression beyond Disney Channel showing spooky movies for a week. My Dad’s a bit of an…… Continue reading Australian Non-Tradition

Playlists · Scribblings

seasonal optimism

I love the warmth. The sunshine spreading over my skin, birds singing, old people mowing lawns in the middle of the day. It reminds me of Christmas and baking and comfortable clothes and my friends and it immediately sends me into this tranquil and optimistic state where I am just enthusiastic about life. I love…… Continue reading seasonal optimism

Playlists

Winter Playlist

I’m not sure how I feel about winter. I’ve had almost two decades to deliberate it, but I’m still not sure. I suppose, like most things, it has its positives and negatives, but is generally romanticised so we forget what it’s really like. That way, each year it’s as big a slap in the face…… Continue reading Winter Playlist