My life as of now

It’s been about two years since I spent about a month in Brisbane with my family and I’ve still only thought about moving there, so hopefully, in the next couple of years, I will have the good news that it has come to fruition.

I never got into the Uni there as I really had my hopes set to do. I have had to change my plans to be able to move and work there so it’s just a matter of putting off my teaching degree off for a few years. I could just move there without moving there for school, though if I do decide to continue on with my degree I would much prefer to do it there than here in Perth.

I’m having to redo one unit in my UniPrep Education Assistant Program as I failed one assignment and didn’t pass the second one with enough marks to make up for the failed one so I am having to redo the unit all over again. Education Assistants are otherwise known as Teaching Aides or TA’s in every other place but here in W.A, I’ve found.

I’ve also managed to get myself into the EA pool at the high school I myself attended and my younger sister is now attending. I actually received my employee number today which is a good sign for me so now it’s just a matter of time before I get a phone call. Unfortunately, as I have no experience I have to obviously start from the bottom so I am a casual EA which means I only get work when I receive a call which money wise is very frustrating luckily I have other ways of income and are still living with family even though I’m 23 years old.

I’m excited to get into it though, and I know that once I start working and become more experienced and reliable I will be put on the payroll as a permanent EA which at the moment is the goal!

Do you guys have any experience as an EA (TA) or experience with one as parent’s or as teachers? I would love to hear about them!

Keep smiling’




Books of Feb

I had made myself a promise to start reading books again. I joined a little reading challenge on Goodreads last year and I am hoping to try a few more readathon’s this year. I’m only going to choose 3-4 to start with as not too stress me out too much or make it seem like a chore, I want to get my love for reading back not hate it!

I will put a list here of which ones I am aiming to join in the month of February so if you are interested I will have links for you. Check out this awesome calendar made by @littlebookowl about all of the readathons to see if there are any on there you would like to participate in that I have not included and future ones.

  • Series Crackdown 3.0

“Series Crackdown is a 10-day long readathon where you attempt to read those unread series on your bookshelf. This is a really relaxed readathon so you can start at the beginning of a series or pick up where you left off! Created by @TheBookMoo”

Sign Up Here! 

“”You pick one challenge every Duodecathon to complete out of the list of 12 challenges, so by the end you will have completed all the challenges:
2018 Challenges
– Read 1,200 pages
– Read the second book in a series
– A book about a villain/antihero
– A book published the year you were born
– A 2018 bestseller
– An award-winning book
– A book with multiple points of view
– A book with antonyms in the title
– A banned book
– A book with a great first line
– A “high school” book you haven’t read
– A book recommended by someone in the Duodecathon group (one of the threads is where you can post recommendations)”

  • Thrillerathon


Their Twitter


These are all the ones I am choosing to participate in for the month of February, let me know down below which ones you are going to participate in!



Travel Bucket List

This is a list of things I want to achieve in multiple countries. Now obviously these aren’t going to all be accomplished at once so it might look a little excessive but I plan to do these over my lifetime. I thought I would post it on here as to maybe offer up some inspiration or give you some things you never thought of doing in a certain place.


  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Swim in the Pacific Ocean
  • Go explore Denmark (very far down south of Western Australia)
  • Camp out under the stars (no tent, in the back of a truck preferably)
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Road Trip around Australia
  • Visit all states and territories (already 3 down)
  • Drive the Great Ocean Road, Victoria.
  • View the Aurora Australis, Tasmania.
  • See the Kimberly’s
  • Gnomesville
  • Camel Ride along Cable Beach, Broome.
  • Rottnest Island
  • Snorkel the whole of the Ningaloo Reef (I’ve snorkeled the very tip of the bottom)
  • Visit Queensland and it’s Theme Parks 

New Zealand

  • Skywalk in Auckland
  • Skydive
  • Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Rotorua
  • Bungee Jumping in Queenstown
  • Roadtrip North and South Islands
  • Baldwin Street
  • White Island
  • Hot Water Beach
  • Whale Watching
  • Snorkelling/Diving
  • Milford Sound
  • Southern Lights
  • Waitomo Caves
  • Kerosene Creek
  • Water Rafting
  • Swim with Dolphins



  • Drink Coffee
  • State Opera House
  • Musuemsquartier
  • Belvedere
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Schrönbrunn Palace and Gardens
  • Riesenrad
  • Hundertwasserhaus
  • Wiener Schnitzel
  • Salzburg
  • Christmas Markets
  • Naschmarkt
  • Stadtpark


  • Korčula
  • Hvar
  • Krka Waterfall
  • Drubovnik
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Trogir
  • Dugi Otok
  • Swim in the Adriatic Sea
  • Split


  • Eiffel Tower
  • Disney Land Paris
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • The Louvre
  • Eat Macarons
  • Luxembourg Gardens
  • Versailles Palace


  • Colosseum
  • Pantheon
  • The Vatican City
  • Trevii Fountain
  • Gelato
  • Gondola ride in Venice
  • Visit Cinque Terre
  • Drive/Sail the Amalfi Coast
  • Sistine Chapel
  • San Marino
  • Boat ride to Lido di Venezia
  • Ischia
  • Pompeii
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa


  • Lake Bled
  • Castles
  • Ljubljana
  • Row across to the church on Lake Bled
  • Soča River
  • Piran
  • Vintgar Gorge
  • Maribor
  • Lake Bohinj
  • Predjama Castle
  • Triglav National Park


  • Chain Bridge
  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Funicular up to Buda Castle
  • Hungarian State Opera House
  • Shoes on the Danube River
  • Cruise along Danube River
  • St. Stephen’s Basilica
  • Matthias Church
  • Vajdahunyad Castle
  • Heroe’s Square


  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Main Market Square
  • St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Kazimierz
  • Old Town
  • Wawel Castle
  • Free walking tour
  • St. Francis’ Basilica
  • Oskar Schindler museum
  • The Tatra Mountains
  • St. Joseph’s Church

Munich, Germany

  • St. Peter’s Church
  • Picnic in Olympic Park
  • Nymphenburg Palace
  • English Garden
  • Hofbräuhaus
  • Marienplatz
  • Cat Cafe
  • Dachau Concentration Camp
  • Eat a traditional breakfast of Weißwurst at Weisses Brauhaus
  • Kirches
  • Der Verrückte Eismacher

Have you been to any of these places, if so, which is your favourite place and what would you recommend doing that I haven’t put on this list?










Oh, Baby


I’m not in any way ready or in a position to have a child but I 100% love to plan and be prepared. I have hundreds of pinned pins on my Pinterest about babies, pregnancy and any other related thing you could possibly think of.

This falls under the ever so popular trend of “Baby names I love but won’t be using” are one of my favourite videos to watch as I love hearing other peoples ideas of names and adding to my list some of which I’ve never heard of.

This is my way of joining in on that video trend and putting out there some of my favourite names. The point of this post is to share some baby names I have written down in a spreadsheet that I’ve been adding to for a long time now.

Without further ado here are my top 15 Boy and Girl names..

1. Scout
2. Hayes
3. Albie/Albi
4. August
5. Carson
6. Braylan
7. Ethan
8. Hayden
9. Ocean (middle name)
10. Mason
11. Knox
12. Jude
13. Arlo (middle name)
14. Heath
15. Noah

Now for the 15 Girls names’
1. Addison
2. Blaise
3. Grace-lyn
4. Hadley
5. Logan
6. Paisley
7. Nova
8. Lacey
9. Layla
10. Harper
11. Annora
12. Lane (middle name)
13. Sage
14. Mae
15. Willow

There you have it, a list of some of my favourite names. I would love to read what names are on your list and which of these are your favourite.

Thanks for reading!




Some ideas of places and things to do in each city. I will be spending about 3 nights in each place so it’s not a lot of time to fit everything in but I can do the things top of my list in my own time and really get to appreciate them. I’m more of that person that is happy to see few things in a little amount of time than to try and cram in so many different things. 

We’ll start with Vienna

  • Schloss Schönbrunn
  • Hofburg
  • Naschmarkt
  • National Library
  • Museumsquartier
  • Vienna Prater Amusement
  • City Centre
  • Ringstrasse Vienna
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Imperial Palace
  • Vienna Secession
  • Vollpension (Cake Shop)
  • Central Cemetery
  • Kurkonditorei Oberlaa
  • Albertinaplatz (close to Albertina Museum and Vienna State Opera);
  • Judenplatz (next to Jewish Museum on Judenplatz)
  • The Gasometer Community

if you have any recommendations for food places I would love to hear them!




Life-Goals Bucket List

This is just going to be my life goals aside from my travel ones. Will add more once I think of them…

  • Find someone that I can fall in love and want to create a family with
  • Build a house
  • Get a job as an Education Assistant
  • Decide if I want to go on to be a Teacher
  • Move to Queensland
  • Own a ‘Queenslander’ style house
  • Buy my dream car (at the moment it’s a Holden Trax)
  • Get my camera out more and get back into taking photos
  • Get better at being consistent with writing blog posts
  • Become my own cheerleader, my own positive person that encourages and motivates me without needing to rely on anyone else
  • Go for more walks and immerse myself in nature

These are all I can think of, for now, would love to read about your life goals and what you want to do more of so leave them down below!



Growing up

On the 28th of December, I took my Birthday and Christmas money and finally decided that it was time to just say screw everything I’m going to travel this year so I decided on a 9 stop hop on hop off bus pass with Busabout. I’m going in the middle of August, and I have the dates planned but the one thing I’m trying to work on is not be so anal and leave room with dates if plans change, I didn’t want to have everything 100% concrete which is always how I am I have to know exactly where I’m going, exactly how long I’m there for so I thought why not try to be more flexible. I’ve never travelled outside of Australia (as an Australian, Bali is basically a part of here so I don’t count it) let alone travelled anywhere on my own – I’m quite nervous but also ridiculously excited!

The countries I’m going to are:

Singapore (It’s cheaper for us to fly to Singapore then fly to wherever from there)

England – Mum’s pushed me off onto her favourite cousin that I’ve never met so will have a good guide around Trowbridge. (Bristol area is where all the family lives)

Vienna, Austria – where my Busabout Adventure starts

Krakow, Poland

Budapest, Hungary

Split, Croatia

Venice, Italy (for 1 night)

Munich, Germany

Bled, Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Venice, Italy (To explore)

Rome, Italy- where my adventure ends

So of course if you are familiar with Busabout there are a few different optionals that are between these countries that I’m allowing to leave open so I can decide on the way if I want to stay longer.

If you’ve travelled with Busabout or just to these countries than I would love some tips on being in that country, where to go/things to see, also if any Australians are reading this how do you go about spending money overseas… I was thinking about travel cards but after a lot of reading I’ve decided they’re marketed as a good idea but aren’t so I’m thinking the Citibank Plus and as an emergency only the 28degrees credit card. If you have other ideas or advice than please let me know down below!

I’m excited to taking you all along on this journey as I know my favourite blog posts to read are travel ones.

With Love,




Travel Tag

I am not very well experienced in travelling at all, so I apologise for my lack of (boring) answers but I thought it would still be fun to do this, and then come back to it every so often and see what’s changed!

Where was your first plane too?

My first plane was too Broome, I was about 7 years old. It was only a two-hour flight luckily.

Where have you travelled to that you would love to visit again?

Queensland. I would love to get to explore more of the tropical rain forests.

You’re leaving tomorrow, money is no object, where are you going?

Everywhere in the UK and Europe.

Is there a place you would never go again?

I wouldn’t say never but I’ve been to Bali once, and I’ve never had the urge to want to go back. I would maybe go with a different group of people and have a different experience so would probably change my mind about Bali.

Can you recite your passport number from memory if asked?

Nope! I have to renew it though so I should probably learn it.

Do you prefer the Window, Aisle, or Middle seat?

I’m torn between window and aisle. Window because duh! you get the best views, but aisle because you can get up and down as much as you want without disturbing anyone.

How do you pass the time on the airplane?

I usually try to read a book, but I usually just end up watching a movie.

How many countries have you visited?

Two but I’m working on it.

Why do you want to travel?

I want to travel because I want to experience all I can. I don’t want to be stuck somewhere with a house and a family until I feel I’ve lived and seen as much as I can.

Favorite city or country?

As of now, it’s Queensland.

Most memorable experience abroad?

The one that sticks out the most is white water rafting in Bali.

Best item purchased abroad?

Does my GoPro count as I bought it another state?

Which destination is the number one on your bucket list?

Slovenia more specifically Lake Bled

What is your most ideal holiday?

Going somewhere warm, where I can enjoy the beaches but also be able to hike mountains. Also be somewhere with a lot of history and has a story to tell

With who are you mostly going on holiday?

Myself, honestly.

Would you rather go to an amusement park or a zoo?

Amusement Park. 100%

Would you rather go on a ski- or a sun-vacation?

As much as I enjoy coldness and snow, I would have to say sun as I don’t enjoy Skiing all that much.



South Bank

South Bank, Brisbane. South bank is a beautiful place, it’s literally what the name suggests – it’s on the south side of the Brisbane river which makes it the bank! It’s full of life, food and art and I believe it is the heart of Brisbane. VisitBrisbane describes it as “South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views” and I can whole heartedly agree.

The Kurilpa Bridge. One of the many to get to South Bank, luckily for us this was right outside our apartment building.
The view from our balcony. As you can see South Bank have they’re own (London) Eye.
Walking over to South Bank crossing the Brisbane River
At first I though this sign was all that was left, but I actually looked into it and from what I read this hotel never existed and this sign is actually a sculpture built to draw attention to the GOMA (Brisbane QLD Gallery of Modern Art)


This is an Ibis. Think seagull but bigger and scarier, these birds also steal leftover food from tables and out of bins. Just like seagulls, do not feed them.
Countdown to the Commonwealth Games


This was probably the most exciting thing about South Bank for me, I just really love the idea behind it. As you can see it’s called ‘Epicurious’ which is a garden full of seasonal, edible plant life including fruits, vegetables and herbs. It’s maintained by volunteers to ensure that it stays healthy and in good condition, but it is there to be explored. It’s free to look at and open all year round. Those volunteers are there at certain times and days and are the ones to see if you want to try the produce. They have a harvest cart which is free to collect from, it works on a first-in, first-served, basis. To sum it up, it’s a garden in the middle of the city that is open to the public for free to enjoy all the edibles grown there. As I said before I just absolutely love the idea of it, and you can really see that it is respected and really well looked after.

Sunsetting over the Brisbane River
Had the best seats in the house every night.