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A Simpkins Adventure: Montville
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A Simpkins Adventure: Montville

This past Monday was a bank holiday here in Queensland. And even though it was raining, I decided not to waste it inside. I have wanted to visit Montville pretty much since we moved here over four years ago but it’s not really Rob’s thing, so I decided to go solo and I had a lovely...

May Goals
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May Goals

I can’t believe that, as I write this, there are only a couple of days left in April. And that, in less than a month, I will be 31. Thirty was not what I expected, in the slightest. And most of the goals I set for myself to achieve in my 30th year didn’t happen. But I’m okay with...

My Nighttime Routine
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My Nighttime Routine

Okay, this may seem like a totally random post given that I usually talk books, bookshops and baking BUT aren’t we all multi-faceted women who think and talk about a lot of things? I was actually talking with some friends the other day about how my evening routine is so much more set than my...

April Goals
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April Goals

I know it’s not quite Easter yet, but I’m signing off for the weekend soon and I wanted to share these before I went. March was a busy month around here (though it may not seem it!): I finally started self-employment, which is terrifying and exciting all at the same time, and I finally...

Autumn To-Do List
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Autumn To-Do List

I shared my March Goals yesterday and I promised that today I would share my Autumn To-Do list. I absolutely love celebrating the shifting of the seasons, and part of me choosing JOY as my Word of the Year was to stop me from saying things like “oh, it’s too hot!” or “I wish...

March Goals
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March Goals

I can’t believe today marks the first of March, and the first official day of Autumn here in the land down under (which I still find so weird!). I’ve never really set myself goals before beyond the ones I set, and try to stick to, in January. But I’ve been so inspired by the ones...

Into The Shallows {A Short Story} – Part Two
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Into The Shallows {A Short Story} – Part Two

I paddle as hard as I can for the shore, my muscles screaming in response but to no avail. All I can think is I need to get to Louis as quick as possible. Within seconds I’m in the shallows. I leap off my board, pulling the leash from my ankle and letting my board drift in the surf. Louis is...

Into The Shallows {A Short Story} – Part One
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Into The Shallows {A Short Story} – Part One

Hi friends. So lately, I’ve been feeling like I’ve lost my writing mojo, like all my creativity has left my body – or at the very least, my brain. And it frustrates me. Yes, I write for a living, but that’s for clients so there’s no real creativity to it. Not the kind...

Welcome to The Bookery
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Welcome to The Bookery

If you’ve frequented this little space for a while, it’ll come as no surprise to learn that 2017 was a rough year for me. But, with the start of a new year, comes fresh perspective.┬áThere are weeks, even months, in the last year, where I haven’t written any posts. Not because I...

My Word Of The Year: 2018
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My Word Of The Year: 2018

Happy New Year’s Eve loves! I can’t believe 2017 has come to an end already, but actually, I’m really glad it is. Back in January, I set my goals for this year – and I’m not going to lie, I’ve failed at pretty much all of them. These were my goals for 2017:...

The Weekly Edit #3
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The Weekly Edit #3

I know, I know. It’s literally been months since I did one of these. But it’s back – and I’m not going to lie, it feels good! This week has been full of bubbles, doctors visits, snow, weird art and getting Christmassy! Let’s dive in shall we? ...

Top 10 Winter Films
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Top 10 Winter Films

How is it that in all the years I’ve been blogging, I’ve never done a list of winter/Christmas films?! Well, seen as it’s now November and we are officially in Love Actually territory, I figured now would be the perfect time! Just as a caveat – yes, most of these are...