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August Goals
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August Goals

Happy August friends! How is it August already? Somehow, despite the cold weather, wind and copious amounts of tea, August always means the end of summer to me. The excitement of buying new school supplies, spending those final days of summer with friends and family before school starts up again. I...

July :: Love List
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July :: Love List

Hey friends! Over the years, there have been a couple of iterations of this. We’ve had The Weekly Edit, Loving Lately, 5 Under 50 and {Friday Faves} – all of which, I’ll be honest, was too much work. I love this little space on the interwebs, but between home and work, it can...

June Goals
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June Goals

Holy crap, how is it June already? I swear it was March two seconds ago and now we’re officially started the second half of the year! May was a weird month for me. Good but weird. I turned 31, cut my hair off, lost one client but gained another, flew to Melbourne and back in just under 18...

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...