Writer | Traveller | Dreamer. A lesson in contrasts; I am a hopeless romantic and a commitment-phobe; a homebody and a wanderlust sufferer. I have an obsession with striped t-shirts, distressed denim and cocktail dresses and survive mostly on grilled cheese sandwiches.
28 days. 3 climates. 1 suitcase. With just minutes to go until I board my Emirates flight for a four-week holiday, I’m currently in that blissed-out pre-holiday haze when all I can thinking about are what adventures are ahead and how jealous everyone else is that I’m bound for Europe. My tickets are ready, window […]More
“You’ll make a beautiful bride.” With this one sentence I found myself caught like a deer in the headlights, en route to an unnecessary—and somewhat misguided—reality check from a stranger. While you might think it sounds like a compliment, a backhand quickly followed. After dishing out advice on what NOT to wear if I walk […]More
Last weekend I discovered a new, and already much loved, concept in baked goods—the ‘brookie’. What is it? … Well, it’s the ultimate mash-up of brownies and cookies. Credit for the brookie (also know as the brookster) goes to Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito of Brooklyn’s Baked who took two simple recipes—brownies and cookies—and melded […]More
“There are no words to describe the horror that haunts a mother who has lost her only child in such a barbaric and gruesome act.” —Pastor Peter Sewakiryanga, Kyampisi Childcare Ministries— Within minutes of meeting five-year-old George Mukisa, of Uganda, he had won himself a place in my heart forever. Although shy to start, it […]More
This post is short and sweet, a little thank you from me to you. An amazing thing happened this week, Blonde Ambition reached 10,000 views. I’m not sure whether 10,000 hits in your first nine months is a lot in the world of blogging but I see it as a huge compliment … and a […]More
Yesterday, I left behind the bright lights of Brisbane and headed for the khaki wonderland that is Australia Zoo. It was an adventure that had been months in the making; a plan between my friend Reshni and I that we would do a road trip to Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast to visit the home of The Crocodile Hunter. […]More