Once upon a time, I went away to college. A devastating 4hr drive from home. I was grief stricken with homesickness and unable to cope. My mom, being the brilliant problem-solver that she is, knew the perfect cure.
In an attempt to look at the bright side of 2017 – how good is television these days? Don’t get me wrong – I make time for plenty of crap stuff too.
Elegant. An engaging narrative. Visually stunning. A soundtrack that could have been composed by Air. Is this some new indie film starring Tilda Swinton? Not quite.
We visited Canberra for a weekend back in 2011 and walked away wondering how the heck the capital city could be such an average, yawnfest. Fast forward five years, and we’re back.
We get it. Everyone is SO busy during the holidays. Office parties, family gatherings, shopping for an outstanding gift for your S.O. or Bestie.
When you clock out of the office for the last time before a week’s holiday, you feel like you have an eternity before you have to deal with emails and deadlines again.
Nothing quite says “I missed you/Thanks for holding down the fort while I was gone/ Sorry I’m not sorry I had the best time on my vacation” like a well chosen souvenir.
With a local motto like “Keep Austin Weird” (penned by resident Librarian, to voice concerns over rapid overdevelopment) – the city, it’s a-thrivin’.
The Japanese art of decluttering and organising.
As I turned the last page of this International phenomenon (6+ millions copies sold worldwide), I was enjoying my holiday, yet itching to get home. To my closets.