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Whale migration

Oh August, I feel like you went by too quickly. The last weeks of winter have always been celebrated with a migration of sorts and this annual retreat has become a tradition. One that always felt like a rebirth, and I will always be grateful to winter’s chill for the darkness that makes fires burn brighter and hotter.

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Quick getaway 

Glenelg jetty

It’s that time of the semester again – classes are halted for two weeks and we’re all itching to escape the academic life that we have been so privileged to wallow in these past few weeks.

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Go Wallabies!

Me, at the Rugby Championship (photo by Asirah)

A few weeks ago, Australians, South Africans, rugby fans and everyone in between crowded the Adelaide Oval to watch the Wallabies and Springboks go head-to-head for the Rugby Championship test match. 

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Addicted to sentimentality

Pink box full of personal mementos

While I pack endless boxes before moving away, I'm forced to decide if the emotional value of every tiny little thing I own is really worth as much as I think it is.

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The indomitable human spirit

Woman laughing.

The internet isn’t particularly the best place in the universe. It has garnered a rather bad name when it comes to the way it can seriously affect one’s mental and to some extent, physical health. 

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Don't PMS with me!

An open sanitary pad and closed pads on a pink background.

Every six weeks or so, a pattern repeats itself.

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Being there

Wooden sculpture of an adult nursing a baby

A good friend I've not spoken to in months called me this week with such happy news - she and her partner are having a baby!

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Fitting the stereotype

A young woman holding a mirror shard showing part of her face

Recently, I wrote about not feeling physically 'ill enough to rest' and it led me to think about times I've thought I'm not mentally 'ill enough for help'.

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Nurturing plants, nurturing me

green foliage of devil's ivy (pothos) vines

My first plant started off as a small vine of devil’s ivy that kept me company during the 2020 lockdown. 

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The 'manifesting' trend

the back of a person who is looking at a wall filled with papers of ideas, concepts, and plans.

Closing my eyes and thinking positive thoughts, I realised it’s been around me a lot longer than I thought.

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