Blood donation

For anyone who knows me at all or has me on Facebook, you’ll know that I am incredibly passionate about blood donation. I donate plasma every two or three weeks when possible and am constantly liking and sharing posts from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service on Facebook. Unfortunately, due to some minor health concerns in June, I…

5 Back to School/Uni Tips

For most of us Aussie students, Semester 2 classes start back in six days. For me, these are the last six days of “school holidays” I will ever get again. My last classes end in November and if all goes to plan, I’ll be graduating in December – then it’s off to find a real job. It’s been pretty hard…

5 Tips for Blogging Motivation

Do you find it hard to reach your blogging goals? Are you constantly reaching your scheduled writing day with no inspiration and finding at the end of the month that you’ve hardly written at all? Me too. Blogging is a surprisingly hard hobby to commit to. I set myself a goal of posting at least one…

Review: The Glittering Court

In Richelle Mead’s latest novel, The Glittering Court, Elizabeth Witmore, the Countess of Rothford, finds herself hopelessly hurtling towards a future she’s not interested in. With her family money all but gone, her grandmother arranges her a marriage to a man she refuses to wed. When the only options left for her are to enter a life of certain misery…

Review: The Casual Vacancy

J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults was a spectacular read. I honestly found the book to be a bit dull at first, despite the fact that it began with a death (don’t worry, this is hardly a spoiler as it happens in the first three pages). The small-town political battles were uninteresting to me and I…

Recipe: Easy honey-sesame chicken rice paper rolls

In my recent quest to find healthy and tasty lunch alternatives that my doctor would approve of, by far my favourite has been rice paper rolls. You can swap out fillings and dressings to mix and match, but one of the cheapest and tastiest I’ve made so far has been with honeyed chicken and sesame seeds. You’ll require a bit…

US Gun Laws

When I was a kid I always thought that America was such a terrifying and dangerous place. I never wanted to visit because I was pretty sure if I did, I’d get shot. The older I get, the more I realise it’s probably true. America’s gun violence is out of control, and I genuinely can’t understand…