2017 reading journey

Winter Reading Challenge (Part 1)


Who would have thought that our year would be flying past so quickly? Here are the first four books which I read through this Winter! The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas (2008) Can a grown man slap another person’s small child? Across the face? At a BBQ? What if that child is threatening another child with… Continue reading Winter Reading Challenge (Part 1)

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2017 reading journey

Autumn Reading Challenge (Part 3)


August I continued my reading challenge, here are the last four books I managed to squeeze in before the change of season - enjoy! Why we should go Vegan – Magnus Vinding (2014) As part of my reading challenge, I needed to find a book which would make me ‘smarter’. I only finished my degree… Continue reading Autumn Reading Challenge (Part 3)

2017 reading journey

Autumn Reading Challenge (Part 2)


The Summer Book – Tove Jansson (1972) I don’t know if irony is the right word for this, but the fact that my reading challenge suggested I read a book about summer in autumn was a little odd! I actually am not a huge fan of the summer, I live in Queensland, and it’s too… Continue reading Autumn Reading Challenge (Part 2)

2017 reading journey

Autumn Reading Challenge (Part 1)


During our Autumn, I managed to read through 12 books, so I was pretty proud with my efforts there! Here is a little review of the first four I read - enjoy! Behind Closed Doors – B.A. Paris (2016) Isn’t it funny the way we judge or make assumptions of strangers? Have you ever people-watched… Continue reading Autumn Reading Challenge (Part 1)

2017 reading journey

Summer Reading Challenge


Summer Goodreads Reading Challenge At the start of the year I set myself a challenge to read 52 books in 52 weeks. I initially thought this would be easy, however – as the year has progressed and things have built-up, I’ve realised what a ridiculous idea this was! However, I have absolutely eaten up some… Continue reading Summer Reading Challenge

2017 reading journey · Health and Wellbeing (mental, physical, emotional & spiritual)

Soften the Heart, Open the Mind


“Minds are like flowers, they only open when the time is right.” ― Stephen Richards So I have been going through quite the roller-coaster of emotions of late, certainly some days are harder than others. I thankfully sought help and am on the path to taking control of my mental health (my mantra the last… Continue reading Soften the Heart, Open the Mind

2017 reading journey · Contraception, Birth Control, Fertility...(and other such things) · Health and Wellbeing (mental, physical, emotional & spiritual) · Love and Happiness (and all the fun bits in between)

Trust the magic of new beginnings.


Wow. I mean, wow. This is the 19th week of the year. I cannot convey how astronomically different I feel from the start of the year. The change in my moods, outlook, motivation and my love for others has just returned to what I used to be. My medication has not changed, personal and working… Continue reading Trust the magic of new beginnings.