These past two months have been one of those weird time vacuums; they seem to have somehow simultaneously dragged by and then flurried past in a whirlwind of moving, ups, downs, laughter, tears and gearing up for a super busy June and July. It’s strange because I feel like loads happened, but unusually for me, I haven’t really documented it anywhere – no realms of photos on my phone or chatty blog posts…

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There’s about a million and one articles flying around the psychology buzz-word of “self-care” at the moment. I was first introduced to the concept of self-care by a psychotherapist when discussing mindfulness.

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At home, my Mum has what we call the library room. It is possibly one of my favourite places on earth. There are rows and rows of the books she’s read, and there’s so many she’s collected over the years that they line the shelves in her study now, too! Growing up, I soon discovered I shared her love of books. I read everything and anything, finding myself with a particular soft spot for the Jacqueline Wilson books and later on, eagerly waiting at the post box when the new Harry Potter books were due out for delivery…

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It’s probably a little bit early to be doing a round-up post, as I imagine most organised bloggers have them written and scheduled neatly for arrival on 31st, but, I’ve finally got time to breathe and I’ve finally had a chance to get my headspace back together, so I wanted to get back on the blogging horse, so to speak, with a bit of an explanation as to where I’ve been…

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  I’ve long been back from my holidays now, and I have a bumper post of my Melbourne adventures coming your way, as well as some final Bali instalments, too, but as you’ll know – I’ve been a little quiet on here since that last post…

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  Dear Lee…

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Have you ever had that moment where something shitty happens to you, and in turn, it sparks a series of shitty events, and before you know it your shitty day has, in fact, turned into a shitty situation (a shituation, if you will / wish to sound like Sean Connery.) Trust me when I say, I’ve really been there! And it took me a really long time to realise it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Let’s get personal – I’ll paint you the scene so you can understand where I was at. You’re going to need a big cup of tea, or something stronger. And sorry-not-sorry, this post is bloody massive…

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Remember a while back I told you guys about my lovely housemate, L, making a big leap and moving to Australia? Well, we’ve been bossing it on the keeping in touch front, so I thought I’d share our tips!

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