New Romantics

21 May
Mister Nice Guy - Vegan Cafe in Ascot Vale.

Mister Nice Guy – Vegan Cafe in Ascot Vale.

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City Nights.

City Nights.

Laksa King with these ladies.

Laksa King with these ladies.

My bowl of Coffee!

My bowl of Coffee!

Smith & Deli. My favorite Vegan Deli in Melbourne.

Smith & Deli. My favorite Vegan Deli in Melbourne.

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My Man Crush. oofff

My Man Crush. oofff

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Need a cute onesie for this winter!

Need a cute onesie for this winter!

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Silver Linings and Life Advice

21 May

I found this hand written note in a storage box at my parents place the other week.

My aunt (my father’s twin) wrote me this note in 2003, the last year I saw her. I know it killed her that she couldn’t afford to buy me gifts for my birthdays or Christmas’s but she gave me this advice and I have never forgotten it.

‘Sometimes darling life is hard and not fair but trust me it will pass. There is always a silver lining.’Β 

It meant a lot to me because I knew she had a tough life, she was a single mother who struggled financially & mentally. I thought that if she said the bad times will pass then it must be true.

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Family is such a weird and difficult relationship. I miss her, I wonder if she thinks of me. If I was so special to her why would she ignore us all this time? Too many years have passed. People slip away and then it’s almost impossible for them to come back.

I just had to preserve this note and type down my feelings about being abandoned by the ones I thought would always be around.

April 2016

20 May

April was a month of Struggles. It was an effort just to find a reason to get out of bed in the mornings. My anxiety had me scared to leave the house most days.

I pushed people away. I stayed silent. There was a lot going on in my head to deal with and I did my best to get my shit together but it was difficult.

I still have dreams about being in Berlin with my Berlin friends, and then I wake up and realize I’m in Melbourne and I may never get to see those people again. It hurts. It’s hard to leave your whole life behind and start over again. I know things will be great for me in Melbourne, but it is taking time. Patience is a virtue.

Remembering that happiness is a choice I make on a daily basis makes things easier.

The best thing in my life right now is that I joined a Yoga studio in my small town and go a couple of times a week. It gives me such clarity, deep peaceful breathing and a certain knowledge that everything is going to be okay. πŸ™‚

Here are photos from volunteering at Edgar’s Mission animal sanctuary, a day trip to Torquay, yummy food and days out in Melbourne.

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Goatville

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Tippi the cow ❀

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Art work by the talented Melissa Grisancich.

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Made a friend at the beach.Β 

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Me with my Skinny Bitch copy. The book I read before going Vegan over 8 years ago.Β 

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You Got This!

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Brunswick St, Fitzroy

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Made these vegan chocolate chip cookies πŸ™‚Β 

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A big bowl of pasta. Comfort food.Β 

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Currently reading

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Long Green Food ❀ 

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Recent beauty purchases

March 2016

5 Apr
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City Nights

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Doughnut Time, first Melbourne store.

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Supercharger, Emporium.

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My coloring in skills.

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My Vegan Mystery Box.

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Shrove Tuesday.

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I endorse this brand.

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Favorite Green Smoothie. Banana, Lemon, Kale, Coconut Water, Ice.

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Carlton Club.

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Dumplings!!

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Currently Reading.

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Donated these pre-loved books to the ‘Little Library’ in Melbourne Central.

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Brunching in Brunswick.

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Roses and memories ❀

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OITNB and My Cat ❀

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Obsessed with Smith & Deli.

Melburn City

8 Mar

I have been home in Melbourne for a few weeks now and it has been a really difficult adjustment but I am feeling relatively normal now.

I am in the process of planning and manifesting a new life for me here and I am certain that 6 months from now my life will be wonderful. Getting started is always hard and it feels like everyone is too busy for me… but that just means I need to focus on myself and enjoy getting out and about in Melbourne solo the way I did in Berlin.

 

Here are a few snaps from Melbourne.

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The Spotted Owl, Sunbury.

The Spotted Owl, Sunbury.

Loved Smith & Deli.

Loved Smith & Deli.

Vegan Donut!

Vegan Donut!

Homemade Chia Pudding <3

Homemade Chia Pudding ❀

The Bendigo Hotel.

The Bendigo Hotel.

Ikea Vegan Meatballs <3

Ikea Vegan Meatballs ❀

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Me, 2016.

Me, 2016.

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Zucchini spaghetti at Vegilicious.

Zucchini spaghetti at Vegilicious.

Luna Park.

Luna Park.

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Flinders Street Station.

Flinders Street Station.

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future

Leo won the Oscar!! Finally.

Leo won the Oscar!! Finally.

Really digging this show, better late than never!

Really digging this show, better late than never!

Sandra looks so happy. I'm looking forward to adopting one day.

Sandra looks so happy. I’m looking forward to adopting one day.

London 2016

25 Feb

Since January I have left my home on Sonnenallee in NeukΓΆlln, Berlin. I have travelled to Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane, Budapest, Amsterdam and finally London before returning to my home in Melbourne, Australia.

It’s been a crazy journey and I feel so blessed to have once again been unemployed, traveling solo around Europe.

I’m not going to post photos from my whole trip so will just focus on my week spent in London before flying out from Heathrow on the 8th of February 2016.

My home in Clapham, London.

My home in Clapham, London.

Lily and Star having a nap.

Lily and Star having a nap.

<3 Whole Foods, London.

❀ Whole Foods, London.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Vegan Sandwich from PRET.

Vegan Sandwich from PRET.

Camden Markets.

Camden Markets.

Cookies & Scream, all VEGAN, ALL GOOD.

Cookies & Scream, all VEGAN, ALL GOOD.

World's End is still going strong.

World’s End is still going strong.

Good Coffee!

Good Coffee!

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Dinner at MILDREDS.

Yummy Dinner at MILDREDS.

Tower of London.

Tower of London.

Beefeater Tour.

Beefeater Tour.

Free pass to see Neck Deep at the O2 Forum.

Free pass to see Neck Deep at the O2 Forum.

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The Streets of Clapham.

The Streets of Clapham.

Harry Potter Studio Tour!

Harry Potter Studio Tour!

Harry's dorm room.

Harry’s dorm room.

Selfie in the mirror of Erised.

Selfie in the mirror of Erised.

Dumbledore's Office.

Dumbledore’s Office.

Dolores Umbridge Office.

Dolores Umbridge Office.

Me with the Hogwarts Express.

Me with the Hogwarts Express.

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Finally Home after 16 months in Europe.

Finally Home after 16 months in Europe.