Tagged with summer

Missing the twist in twisties

Missing the twist in twisties

Around this time every year, I start feeling a little homesick. Summer is over, the days are getting shorter, the winter coat is already out – although I’m still refusing to unpack my knee high boots in a desperate bid to pretend that it’s not really that cold. And just as I’m mourning the loss … Continue reading

Taking the good with the bad

Taking the good with the bad

I shaved my legs today for the first time in about 3 months. To be honest, I probably could have gone for another 3 months, but I was geting excited at all this warm Sydney weather we’d been having lately. It was finally time to rid myself of winter hairiness and prepare myself for summer! … Continue reading

Going on a summer holiday?

Going on a summer holiday?

Holidays. For those of us who unfortunately haven’t (yet) managed to find ourselves a career we feel passionate about, they are often the thing that keeps us going. No sooner have we arrived back from one holiday, we find ourselves already looking forward to the next. A few weeks ago, TheRationalOptimist explored the various pros … Continue reading

Celebrating the sunshine

Celebrating the sunshine

I love life in Europe. With one small exception… an unfortunate season known as winter. In my cities of choice, Paris and London, winter does powerful things. It sucks away any traces of blue and smudges the sky grey. It does a magic trick that David Copperfield would be proud of, disappearing the sun from … Continue reading

List love: things to do on a hot, summer day

List love: things to do on a hot, summer day

Australia is currently in the midst of a heat wave. I don’t mean a “heat wave” in the European sense, where a couple of days of 32C temperatures will result in multiple cases of heat stroke, but in the Australian sense. There are record breaking temperatures across the country, and the mercury topping 40C in … Continue reading

List love: drinks for summer

List love: drinks for summer

It’s summertime Down Under and there is nothing better in hot weather than chilling out with some friends over refreshing beverages. I find that the best drinks to cool you down are clear and crisp and served frosty cold – nothing creamy mind you though because, in the words of Ron Burgundy, “milk was a … Continue reading