Three very different European Christmas Market experiences 🎄

Maybe it’s because I grew up in a land of summer Christmases spent at the beach, with endless seafood and fresh cherries, or maybe it’s because I watched too many romanticized American movies as a kid. But for as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of a snowy, white winter Christmas…

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Exploring Pompeii: a Latin nerd’s dream

Pompeii has fascinated me for over two decades and for many years it was the number one place I wanted to visit in the world. This fascination was fueled by my Italian heritage and love of the ancient Latin language- my favourite subject in high school. When translating Roman texts, I was terribly intrigued to…

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Autumn Photo Diary🍂

Hailing from a county where the landscape is predominantly comprised of ever-green Eucalypts, I never really appreciated autumn until I moved to the northern hemisphere. At home in Tasmania, the changing seasons from summer through winter meant a drop in temperature of around 20°C and in some places, autumn leaves and snow in winter. But…

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Learning to say no- to myself.

Long ago I learnt to say no to other people. I learnt to fight for what I wanted with a passion and determination that I’m proud of. And with time, I’ve learnt to do this a little more quietly, gracefully and peacefully (I’m still working on this aspect!). But it’s taken me ever so much…

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