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Goodbye to the family home

My parents have had their home (the house I spent the bulk of my childhood in in Loxton) on the market for almost two years, but it came as an almost complete surprise to get a message from Mum this week informing my and my brother that they had finally sold!

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Ph.D. students: they call us dreamers, but we’re the ones who don’t sleep

Trouble sleeping? Maybe we’ve procrastinated for too long and it’s catching up with us and so we have to burn the midnight oil and make a sprint of our writing. Maybe we’ve been going through some emotional hurdles during lockdown and have been finding it difficult to sleep. Maybe you’ve taken some time out of your usual writing schedule to help a friend out. Maybe the imposter syndrome has gotten a strong grip on us and we’re feeling stuck with our writing.

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British Film Festival review: The Nest

​​​​​Part of this year's British Film Festival, Sean Durkin’s The Nest chronicles the unraveling of a wealthy family in mid-1980s England.

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Learning to be wise with words

Lady with megaphone causes two men to put hands on ears

I pride myself on being honest and saying what I think. I don’t want to change that aspect of who I am. That being said, I have learnt that it is very important to be careful in both what I say, and how I say it.

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Finally, I am a published researcher.

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Thank you

I’ve been realising that I have a tendency to focus on the issues in my life. What are people doing wrong? What is annoying? What are all the faults in the world? I’ve been trying to make sure that I also pay attention to all the positives. One thing I wanted to do was thank everyone for what they’ve done for me over the course of my life. 

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The best TV series of 2020

As we reach the end of 2020, I've been reflecting on the best TV series of the year. 

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Review: Dark Emu

Bruce Pascoe's 2014 novel Dark Emu challenges the notion that, prior to settlement in 1788, Aboriginal peoples led a primitive lifestyle. On the contrary, Pascoe argues that Aboriginal peoples enjoyed a complex, enduring relationship with the land. 

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A response to the past

Image accessed from Pixabay 29 November 2020 https://pixabay.com/photos/wormhole-time-travel-portal-vortex-2514312/

A few months ago I wrote a post to the future that I would respond to in December.

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Recommendation: Fleabag

Time and time again, I seem to return to one of my favourite TV shows: the hilarious and heartbreaking Fleabag. 

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