A Literary Love Letter

A Literary Love Letter

There are rich and meaningful stories to tell in every aspect of daily life. I am endlessly fascinated by the human psyche, reading provides a socially acceptable outlet to try out all sorts of lives and experiences. As children, we are taught that magic only exists in fairy tales, but reading of all sorts transports us to the past and the future, mythical worlds, far away galaxies, exotic lands, the apocalypse and beyond. So who can really say that books are not magic?

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Summer Picnic at Werribee Mansion

Summer Picnic at Werribee Mansion

Perfect blue skies are the perfect reason to dust off the picnic basket, fill it with delicious treats and whisk my Mum away on a girls day out. Werribee Park Mansion was our secret destination, a Victorian Italianate grand residence surrounded by lavish gardens. Australia is a modern nation, so mansions are especially rare.

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Mother’s Day High Tea at The Windsor

Mother’s Day High Tea at The Windsor

The Windsor Hotel is the home of Melbourne's grandest afternoon high tea. Mum and I plan an outing there at least once a year, often we are celebrating a special occasion, other times we just celebrate life, and this time, Mother's Day!

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Christmas at The Windsor Hotel

Christmas at The Windsor Hotel

Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere is a little different to the wintery images most people associate with the festive period. We enjoy sunshine instead of snow, chilled beer instead of mulled wine, and fresh seafood instead of turkey with all the trimmings.

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Taking Care of Myself

Taking Care of Myself

Sometimes a long weekend spent in your own company is just what you need to fully recharge your batteries. Three days dedicated to taking care of myself - solitude, reading, sleeping, cooking, writing, pampering and walks. After having guests in our house all summer, I am done with people. Having a few days of downtime has been a blessing. I am a casebook introvert and being around people for long periods of time just drains my batteries.

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