CHARLESTON FARMHOUSE

Following a sombre visit to the home of Virginia Woolf, I continued on with my literary pilgrimage to a magical creative sanctuary that ironically bears my name, Charleston, the eclectic and artistic

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CLASSICAL VIENNA

Vienna. A city that truly captures your heart. Beautiful and elegant architecture, grand palaces, horse drawn carriages, parks bursting with cherry blossoms, spectacular museums, apple strudel

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AUTUMN IN NEW YORK

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. Gotham City. The Empire City. The Melting Pot. Manhattan. City of Dreams. New York City is an absolute dream destination for a literature lover like myself. 

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DUTCH TULIP TIME

Keukenhof is known as the most beautiful spring garden in the world. Located in the Netherlands’ tulip capital of Lisse, there are 79 acres of gardens and 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.

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TEN DAYS IN PERU

How do I even begin to capture the essence of this colourful and diverse country without writing a novel the size of War and Peace? South America is home to a myriad of special places and I consider

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LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP

A perfect wintery Sunday afternoon film, Love and Friendship is a comical adaptation of the novella, Lady Susan. In all honesty, I have never read the novella, but loved that this film showcased Jane

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MR HOLMES

I became acquainted with eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, when I enrolled in a Victorian Literary Culture class at university, and just a couple of years later, I have now read

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THE DRESSMAKER

Ripponlea House and Gardens in Elsternwick are one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets and a place that is very dear to my heart. A grand estate built in 1868 during Victoria’s gold rush as a luxury family

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A GYPSY AT HEART

As a young child I was forever dreaming about exotic destinations and I knew that my life would take me adventuring to new and unfamiliar places far away from home. Being Australian, I did not

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READING WISHLIST

Going into the new year I want to be crystal clear on my goals and what I hope to achieve. While I am never going to get through this list in a year, I do want to embark on a journey of reading my way

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SUFFRAGETTE

Suffragette follows the personal journey of a young wife, mother and laundress, Maud Watts, and her unplanned involvement with the women’s suffrage movement in 1912. Although the film is

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