Dear friends, Thank you for bearing with my long and unexplained absence from the blogosphere! And thank you particularly to all those who reached out to me in fear that my silence was due to my being burned up in the bushfires. Thankfully Sydney has largely been spared from the devastating fires raging across our … Continue reading 2020 Update
So the posts have been a little light-on of late, and I can only apologise. It’s just that time of year, you know what I mean? One thing after another. Anyway this is just a quick post to let you know I’m still alive and well, and to share some updates. First of all, I’m … Continue reading No, I’m not dead
Yes, judge me if you will. Despite detailing my disappointment with how the series developed, I went ahead and watched the movie anyway. But look at it this way: now you can decide whether or not you want to see it based on my spoiler-free review 🙂 So with that non-apology out of the way, what did … Continue reading Something light: Reviewing the Downton Abbey movie
With the Downton Abbey movie to be released next month, I thought it might be fun to post something lighthearted by looking into this tragically popular television series and analysing exactly what went wrong.
Last night, our parish held a dinner and bush dance. Apart from the fact that I love dancing, I was eager to help run this event because I felt it tied in very closely with my own concerns about our lack of community within the Church.
Okay... so I realise I've come very late to the party on this one - but I just discovered the Lizzie Bennet Diaries on Youtube and for a couple of shameful days, I did almost nothing other than watch it from start to finish! And before YOU start shaming me too, bear in mind that … Continue reading Something light… The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Have you ever had those moments when your life feels a bit like a sitcom? That there is some cosmic candid camera on standby and a hidden audience laughing at whatever unfortunate or painfully coincidental circumstance is happening to you? Like when you meet up with the guy you're seeing in order to break up … Continue reading When life pulls a fast one on you…
While the tried and true guide to help Catholic women 'survive' the single years has been written by American author Emily Stimpson, I thought it would be helpful to share some of my own advice on getting the best out of your singlehood.
I don't know about you, but I get distracted easily. That's why I'm very excited about this framed Latin quote I commissioned which contains some very helpful advice.
I love to read. And some of my favourite things to read are fantasy novels. A couple of years ago, I came across an author who manages to combine great storytelling, compelling characters and thrilling romances with a promotion of virtuousness. This is so rare!
Her characters are relatableSeriously, who doesn't identify with Anne Elliot, Catherine Morland, Marianne Dashwood or Lizzie Bennet at times? Or indeed, any of her other characters? Love her or loathe her, Jane Austen had a wonderful understanding of the human person, which is why she was able to create such three-dimensional, relatable characters that you … Continue reading 7 reasons why women love Jane Austen
Dear Men, Have you ever been to a wedding or a party and seen a bunch of women dancing together, perhaps in a circle? Yes? Thought so. Well, guess what? They may look like they're having a great time, but they're only doing this because YOU haven't asked any of them to dance. I'm willing … Continue reading Just ask her to dance
These posts have already generated some fantastic discussion, but I thought it might be a nice idea to round off the week (or begin another, depending on your time zone) by writing about something a bit more lighthearted. I just saw the live-action remake of Disney's Aladdin, and here's my (spoiler-free) two cents: First off, … Continue reading Something light…