16 reflections from 2016

16 reflections from 2016

  Twelve months on and I’m in exactly the same place I was last year – a Surfers Paradise beachfront apartment. I’m even with the same four friends. We are again front and centre for the New Year fireworks. But although I’m physically in the same place, a year on...
Here’s to 12 months in Brisbane!

Here’s to 12 months in Brisbane!

And like that it’s been a year since I moved to Brisbane. A year since I convinced some QLDers to give this New South Welshmen a job during an 8am interview after 3 days of skiing. A year since mum and I cruised up the M1 stopping in Coffs overnight to watch the ever...

10 things i hate about h-YOU-midity

On this joyful day of love, I thought it fitting to write a little ode to a recent love (read:foe) of mine. I must warn you though, it’s pretty steamy so you may need to follow my lead with a cold shower. I hate the way you smother me, and the way you ruin my...
Here’s to 2015

Here’s to 2015

And like that another year is over. 2015 has been one the hardest years of my life in my living memory. It took me a while to realise it, and then to accept it. I’ve always found life fairly easy. My level head and controlling nature generally keeps everything in...

I’m moving to Brisbane, baby!

  Once upon a time people probably wrote letters to announce news, perhaps a short notice in the newspaper. If it were still the 20th century, my notice would be something like this: —— Miss Melanie Pennington, daughter of Mr and Mrs J Pennington, is...

The Bachelor recap – Episode 1

Warning: hyperboles enclosed. Spoiler alert. Act 1: The arrivals And so it began. The catwalk: Blondes Brunettes Black cars Ball gowns Boobs Beers With some legs, giggles, and Marilyn Munroe-esque “Oh hello Mr Bachelor”’s thrown in. We know it’s all about the first...