I'm grateful for a lot of things this week. I'm glad there is a lot because between devastating terrorist attacks, racist politicians, ongoing Brexit uncertainty and damaging hail storms, the news is pretty dark these days. This week I'm grateful that: I'm currently visiting my family in Adelaide. Spending time with my cousins and their… Continue reading Gratitude
Carol Danvers. Brie Larson. I've been adding to my personal hero list lately with both fictional and real life characters. Both of these incredible women are on that list in their own rights. "I have nothing to prove to you" ~ Carol Danvers Such a powerful statement. I'm a big Marvel fan. Have been since… Continue reading Captain Marvel: I have nothing to prove to you
There is the part of me that loves ... and I mean LOVES romance ... and hence both Valentines Day (or Galentine's) and White Day. There is also the sceptic in me who knows that White Day was created in Japan by the National Confectionary Industry Association as the answer to Valentine's Day. It started… Continue reading White Day
I went into this film not really knowing what it was about. I love Felicity Jones. Like Crazy and Rogue One are favourites. Theory of Everything was fantastic. Chalet Girl was ... well... it was a fun romp, I'll give it that. Felicity shone as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, capturing both her grace and strength, tempered… Continue reading On the Basis of Sex
We were lucky enough to catch A Room With A View directed by Mark Nagle at the Genesian Theatre in Sydney before the run finished. It was a fantastic production. As usual the Genesian cast sparkled with talent far beyond the amateur nature of the theatre. Phoebe Atkinson was wonderful as the young Lucy Honeychurch,… Continue reading A Room With A View at The Genesian
Back in 2004 this Gwen Stefani song blew me away. I loved it. The Alice in Wonderland inspired music video was trippy fun. The Harajuku girls were awesome enough to warrant their own song. 'Life is short. You're capable.' It was about lack of inspiration, fear holding her back, and writer's block. Looking at Gwen… Continue reading What you waiting for?
Dear Margaret Atwood, You are one of my favourite authors of all time. I was introduced to you through Oryx and Crake by my teacher in my second to last year of school. It was the first time I'd heard of Speculative Fiction, and the start of a love affair with the genre that grips me… Continue reading Dear Margaret Atwood
Writers write. That's what they say. They don't say that writers write well every time they sit down to write. Just that they write. I'm torn between two scenarios: One, believing that the Muse can go hang. That I sit down daily to write without her. Maybe she'll show up once I begin, maybe she… Continue reading The Muse can go hang