Category Archives: living the dream

I Heart Tuesdays – One Thousand Post-it Notes in my Mind

My heart is singing a sweet tune that I have never heard before.  It’s mid-yeah and I feel like I’m on track for good things to come. I’m not sure what the song will sound like yet, but I know … Continue reading

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Granada, a Taste for Free Tapas

My first Blablacar ride went without a hitch. The road to Granada was a chatty one with a lovely driver who practiced her English, while two snoring Aussies cradled their backpacks behind us. There’s something about driving on the open … Continue reading

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From Scotland to Italia, Finalamente! Eccomi Qua

My Italian jaunt was set to begin; a destination I’d been longing for, for over half a year. There was a pull to live and work in a foreign speaking country, under the golden sun with rustic pasta and cheap … Continue reading

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The Californian Road Trip – Part 1

I’m not sure where to begin or what to write about first, because I am literally in a whirlwind adventure. I started this trip by giving into the whim of my dream of living in Italia. So I booked my … Continue reading

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Some People call me Lucky

After spending the week wondering ‘what if?’ last Friday I booked my tickets to go. For half a year I have been pining over living in Italy. I have never been and I don’t know anyone there; but there has … Continue reading

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“It’s Beautiful, isn’t it?”

The first gravel stretch ascending The Mount the other night was met with the lightest droplets speckling my face, from an approaching rain cloud. I looked over to my left and a grey beast was travelling thick and fast across the … Continue reading

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Stuff That’s Been Amazing Lately

Either stuff is going to get a little bit quiet around here on the blogging front or I am going to be managing my time so well that you’ll still get your twice weekly fix of stuffnjsays! Here’s the awesomeness … Continue reading

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I Heart Tuesdays – Saying Goodbye to the Sunday Slump

For those of you who work a full-time Monday to Friday job, Sundays* can be well… quite hideously daunting, like your life is going to end the very next day. Cue the dramatic child whining: Nooooooooooooooooooo……. Mondayyyyyyyyyyyy……. OooOOOOoooooooooOOOooooohhhhhhh (you know … Continue reading

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I Heart Tuesdays – Celebrate Your Achievements

If you’re in a bit of a slump and feeling like you’ve done nothing in a while, that you’re in the hamster wheel running and running, that your life feels like a rinse and repeat session in a giant laundry; … Continue reading

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I Heart Tuesdays – The Art of Escapism

As I write this blog, I’m sitting at sunset with a chilled Marlborough pinot gris in front of me; my lip print has already made its mark. The boats line the marina, the house aloft the hill is illuminated in … Continue reading

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