Mauritius and Coralie

One of my favourite places in the entire world is Mauritius. It isn't easy for a place to get up there on my list. But if you've been to Mauritius you'll understand why. I'm sure that from seeing these photos you can understand why.

But it isn't only the beautiful beaches, pristine waters and the fact that everything is instagram-worthy. It's also because it's my best friend's home.

My best friend, Coralie, is from Mauritius. She moved to Perth when she was 9 but everything about Mauritius runs through her. You can still here it in the way she talks, her mannerisms, the things she does and most of all, everything about her when she thinks about, talks about or is in Mauritius.

I've had the chance to be with her twice in Mauritius. Once in January 2015, when I stayed with her family and had the most amazing few weeks with her. And once again, recently, in April 2017. Now the main reason I went over last month was for her sister's, Valentine's, wedding. Let me just say it was absolutely beautiful. It's the first wedding I've been to as an adult and will definitely be one I remember forever. It wasn't a beach wedding, which is what you might expect for a tropical island. It was at a beautiful place called Domaine de L'etoile. It was everything I had imagined and more. Of course someone like Val would have all the essentials and of course all the cute ideas you see on pinterest (a polaroid for people to use, cute wedding signs and a sparkler aisle for the bride and groom to walk down during the reception, and so much more).

The other day was that an amazing day, if not, THE MOST AMAZING DAY EVER, was when we hiked up the Lion Mountain. Now, I've done hikes, but I've never done a rock climb up a mountain. It was so intense that at times I thought we were gonna lose someone on our expedition (and I don't mean by getting lost). However, I'm a little bit on an adrenaline junkie, so I enjoyed the slipping and sliding and monkey climbing. Not to mention that the view from our highest point was breath taking. Absolutely phenomenal. Again, something I'll never forget.

Also, have I mentioned how happy I was that I bought my drone? I was so hesitant to buy it, and so anxious after I had bought it that I'd crash it, or I wouldn't use it enough for the amount I paid for it. But in this trip alone, it has made it all worth it. The drone photos and footage is amazing. And definitely captures the beauty of Mauritius in a grander way than just a photo, and that's saying something.

But, not only was the wedding amazing and the walk was crazy unforgettable, I'll also never forget what it is like to see and be with Coralie in Mauritius. I don't even know how to explain it. Her happiness and carefree-ness just radiates off of her. Especially after hearing about her excitement for months before and listening to her reminisce about her wonderful childhood, I feel so honoured to be with her in the place that will always be her home.

Little Olive Leaf Cafe

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Here's a recommendation for a little café in Perth! It's called Little Olive Leaf Café, over on Archibald Street in Willagee. There isn't much there but it's definitely worth going to just to experience the cute and extremely aesthetically pleasing café. Although it appears quite small at the front, there are tables through to the back (I didn't manage to get any photos of it), with trees, plants and vines. It's cozy yet sophisticated at the same time.

I decided to go here after contacting a primary school friend. We were considering going to one of the Coffee Clubs but decided to go for something a little different instead of your average café (where the only thing I ever order is eggs florentine).

At the Little Olive Leaf Café there are the classic staples such as tomato and cheese croissants, banana (and coconut) bread, or granola bowls. But there are also things that are a little different. From breakfast wraps to lasagnas and chickpea patties, there are plenty of vegan options as well! My friend, Lauren, and I both ended up ordering the same thing. We got the Mexican beans with poached egg and toast. It was absolutely DELICIOUS. I would definitely go back here just to order this again. To top it off, it wasn't very expensive either! Definitely cheaper than most of the breakfasts you get from chain cafés.

It is such a beautiful little café, I could not recommend it enough. Support local businesses and try them! They have hit the nail on the head with their interior design and choice of food and drink!

Here are a few pictures I snapped from today. Also, is a link to their Instagram where you can check them out.

(Side note: don't forget to check out my instagram as well! )

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Overnight Oats Breakfast Bowl

I know I am VERY behind on this band wagon, but I finally decided to give overnight oats a try. In the past I either just heat up my oats in the morning, or I just don't eat them at all. But over the past few months I've been trying to eat healthier, more fruit and veg, and so I decided that I'd try oats with a bunch of fruit in it. I put equal amounts of oats to almond milk (but you can replace this with anything you want), and then added a dash more milk (because I usually like my soaked oats a little more runny). I don't know about you, but I find oats a little 'bland'. And I know this takes a little bit away from the 'healthy-ness' of the oats, but I decided to put a liiitttlee bit of hot chocolate powder into my bowl. I think you would also be able to use cocoa powder or something a little healthier. This added just a little bit more flavour to my otherwise boring oats.

The next morning, my oats were perfect! I added a bit of granola to add an extra crunch, before arranging my beautiful fruits over the top (only for this picture though, in general they would be smacked on there before being eaten in seconds). The granola I used had strawberry and chocolate chips, which probably isn't that healthy but if it's just a bit it can't hurt. I also added some walnuts and Brazil nuts (those are my favourites).

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It turned out so well and was SO delicious. The chocolate powder added just the right amount of sweetness to the oats.

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How To Be A Morning Person

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Once upon a time, I considered myself a morning person. Growing up, all through highschool, I never needed an alarm clock. I would wake up at 7 every morning and jump straight out of bed. However, over the last year, my "morning game" has dropped. Taking a gap year was excellent while I was working and travelling. But over the 12 months there were weeks where I didn't have much planned, or where my shifts were in the afternoon, or that I was staying up late repeatedly. This all lead to my beautiful body clock to not be so fantastic anymore.

Being a morning person is the foundation of being productive and I believe also a necessity to being a fully functional 'adult' (whatever that definition may be). Being a morning person doesn't mean going for a run at 6am, it also doesn't mean having to go to bed by 9pm every night. It simply means feeling awake and rejuvenated after waking up.

So, to all those who want to be morning people, here are my tips for being a morning person:

1. Go to sleep at a reasonable time

This is pretty self explanatory. Sleep early, rise early. Now, I don't go to bed at an unrealistic time, but this is also dependent on how well you sleep. When I sleep, I sleep like a log. I don't go to bed after midnight unless its on an occasion when I am going out. I know, it's hard not getting sucked into netflix, or the endless youtube videos, but when you start feeling tired, GO TO SLEEP!

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2. Switch off

I know people have said this since the dawn of sleep issues when technology is present. But sitting on your phone or laptop and telling yourself "when I get tired I'll go to sleep" isn't helping you. While you've got a screen in front of you, stimulating your brain, you're not going to feel sleepy. Most phones and laptops now have applications to dim out the blue light from your phone, now that is effective to a certain point. But it's not just the light that stimulates your brain, it's expecting that next message, or commenting on that next photo that's keeping you up.

So before you go to bed, turn your phone upside down, put it on the other side of the room, and try to sleep.

3. Set that alarm clock

You can't expect your body clock to work as soon as you have an early night. If you hate that dreaded sound of your phone in the morning telling you to get your butt out of bed, change the alarm to something soothing. Choose a song that eases into it. Also, turn off the snooze button.

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4. Look forward to something

I know it can be difficult to always have something on or have something to look forward to everyday. But if you're reading this post, it surely means you're wanting to change something in your life. You're wanting to wake up early so you can be more productive, or happier, or healthier. Having something positive in everyday that makes you excited is at the core of all of those things.It doesn't mean it's a big thing, a party or sky diving. It's as simple as your favourite flavour of tea, or a phone routine phone call to your grandma, a morning bath, seeing your dog in the morning or seeing the sun when you open your blinds.

Choose something that every morning you rejoice and embrace. And every morning, really absorb that feeling, and make it the first thing you do to get you out of bed.

5. Stick to it

Maybe you went on a night out? Maybe you pulled an all nighter to get your assignment done? Is your body clock completely out of whack now? No it's not. Take a day or a couple of days to recover and get back to it. If you want to feel alive and rejuvenated every morning, you're going to have to stick to your plan.

Now, go get some sleep.

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My Dream Job and Holding Me Accountable

Life update: I've started uni. I'm studying commerce and am going to major in PR and marketing. But you know what? I have this niggling voice in the back of my head. It repeats "what are you working towards?" "what do you WANT to do?". And I'm constantly answering: I DON'T KNOW!

But that's not true. I do know. I know that the ultimate goal is to open my own business. Whether it be a photography business, a coffee shop or whatever, that is my ultimate life goal. But I'm not in a rush. First, I want to experience working as a photographer for a company, or a social media manager for a company, or as a writer. and I KNOW, getting my bachelors degree will help me get there.

I'm writing this post to remind myself WHY I'm here, and WHY I'm studying and WHAT my goals are. My goals are to pursue my passions is a professional way, and the best way (for me) to get there is with the help of a degree.

I understand that for some people degrees are unnecessary, and I believe this more so if you're studying art subjects. You can teach yourself so much over the internet. But for me, personally, I want to have this commerce degree.

And I know that having a degree doesn't mean I'll be handed a job as soon as I'm done, I know it still going to take work and dedication. But I'm already working towards it. I'm volunteering with social media clubs and companies, I'm applying at jobs that are more in my field of interest. It all starts NOW! I'm already making steps to increase my social media following in an attempt to kickstart a photography company.

It's all a step by step process. And right now, a big step for me is University.

So, this post is to holding myself accountable. Don't forget your dreams, don't forget what you're working towards and remember to seize every opportunity you possibly can.

La La Land | Los Angeles

Upon our arrival in Los Angeles it was pouring down with rain and flood warnings were heard. Our taxi driver nearly crashed due to "no one knowing how to drive in rain" and we got absolutely soaked while trying to get into our airbnb. It was not what I was expecting at all. I was ready for sun and blue skies, how every Hollywood show depicts LA.

Thankfully the weather cleared up quickly and we were welcomed with clear skies, only so clear after some good rain! I went to all the iconic Los Angeles tourist spots, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and the Venice Canals but my favourite place of all was Griffith Park/Griffith Observatory. On the walk up we stopped at a café called the Trails Café. A perfect way to start your walk up to the best view of LA.

We also went down to Irvine to meet up with some friends and along the way went to Laguna Beach and Huttington Beach, both of which were lovely, probably the nicest non-Australian beaches I've seen.

Another thing I thoroughly enjoyed was the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. I'd recommend going there if you're a fan of any of the TV shows and movies that they show (check their website). My favourites were seeing the Gilmore Girls house, the DC Comics (worth over $1 million) and costumes from the movies, the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Props, and sitting in the Central Perk Café (the couched ACTUALLY used in Friends).

San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the most iconic cities in the USA. It is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, its silicone valley, and for having a lot of rain. And let me tell you, during the week while I was there, there was A LOT of rain. Regardless of the weather, I thoroughly enjoyed my time in San Francisco. I got to see many of the iconic sights, Lombard Street, the Coit tower, Pier 39 and much more. I also went on a Stanford University tour which made me want to go there desperately. Furthermore, I attended the women's march while I was there, which was such an amazing experience (you can see those photos here). Here are the photos from my time there.

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The Bayview Bridge

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Hello 2017

So it is a little overdue for a 2017 post but here it is regardless... Although 2016 may not have been an excellent year for the world, there were many unexpected downs and issues that shook the world, personally 2016 wasn't too bad.

I started my gap year, I worked 4 jobs for 6 months before travelling solo the Europe (the greatest decision of my life)! It had been 10 years since I moved back to Perth from France and 8 years since I had been back for a visit. It had been something I was looking forward to years, and this year my dream finally came true.

I did a 2 and a half week Contiki, making some of the most amazing friendships and unforgettable memories. I then stayed in Paris, Brighton, London, Wales, the French Riviera and ended my trip back in the French town that I grew up in, Grenoble.

It was the most amazing few months, and I made solid friendships with fantastic people all around Europe and I know I'll be back soon. On the 10th of December I then departed on my 7 week USA trip with my family (where I am writing this now). It has been such an overwhelming trip to be honest. We've done Miami, Washington D.C., New York City, skiing up in Vermont and there is still San Francisco and Los Angeles to come! I've fallen in love with these cold snowy cities and been showered with "oh you're from Australia? G'DAY MATE!".

After travelling so much this year, I know that this is something I want to do for the rest of my life. Travelling, meeting new people and experiencing something new is what fulfils me. However, on the other hand, I truly believe having a home base is important. And for me, that home base will always be Perth, my lovely, beautiful Perth.

This isn't turning out to be much of a 2017 post is it? Okay, let's look at the future.

2017, I'm starting uni, I just ordered my DJI Mavic Pro, and I'm in the process of organising countless roadtrips and overseas trips. I'm planning on making more content, more youtube videos, and pursuing photography more (gigs already in the works), I've already started designing my business cards! There's so much to come and I couldn't be more excited for 2017.

I want to end this post asking you guys, what are you most excited for 2017? Or, what is a dream for you in 2017? I would love to hear what other people's ambitions and dreams are!

New York, New York

More than halfway through my seven week trip to the USA and I can confidently say that New York City has been the best part of the trip so far. I was there for 6 days. I decent amount of time to see the iconic NYC places, but no where near enough for everything I wanted to do. Not to mention it was super busy because it was during the Christmas and New Years Eve Period. But regardless, I had the most amazing time and I will definitely be back soon.

We caught a bus up to NYC from Washington, D.C. because it was a lot cheaper doing that than catching the train. I'd recommend doing that as it was less than half the price and the bus drops you right in the centre of Manhattan at Port Authority. First minutes in NYC and it started pouring down with rain, but the amount of congestion NYC always has meant that it would be a lot quicker to walk to our hotel in Times Square than it would be to try and get a taxi (or a cab as they call it here). So off we went, walking in the pouring rain through the streets of New York.

We were staying at the Novotel Hotel on Times Square. A perfect location if you want to be right in the middle of the most iconic tourist attraction for New Years Eve. Although most people say you shouldn't stay in touristy places and rather "live like a local", if you know what you're wanting to do while in New York, and you know the "local" things to do, it doesn't matter where you stay because the subway system is amazing.

First night in NYC we went to City Kitchen, a slightly fancy food-court near Times Square. We walked around Time Square and noticed that on the 28th of December, they were already preparing for the biggest New Years Eve celebration in the world. Originally, I was convinced I wouldn't go. Everyone who lives near New York avoids Times Square ESPECIALLY on NYE like the plague, and everyone told me it would be ridiculous. But at some point I realised I would likely never be in New York City for New Years Eve again, so why not? On the 31st of December at 1pm, I left my hotel room with layers upon layers of clothing and stacks of food in my bag, and made my way into the centre of it all. So there I stood, for the last 11 hours of 2016, waiting to watch the ball drop. Despite the fact that I was freezing cold, it was such a fantastic atmosphere and an amazing thing to be part of. I made friends with the people around me, they were all international students and even more prepared than I was. One of the girls brought cardboard to sit on and cards to pass the time! 11 hours passed like the wind when we were busy chatting with interesting people.

On other days, I made my way over to Brooklyn. However it was extremely rainy, so I think next time I come to NYC I'll have to come in late Spring for better weather and to see Central Park blossoming. We were to the top of the Rock; I'd recommend this over the top of the Empire State Building because here you get the Empire State in your pictures. We went down to the Financial District, along wall street and explore the lovely streets of Chelsea and Greenwich. I had also made my way to Upper East Side where I took photos on the steps of the MET (gossip girl fans HOLA), and then found the palace hotel (HOLA AGAIN).

I also watched a Broadway show! Honestly, I was really wanting to watch Hamilton. I entered myself into online lotteries every morning, checked online for tickets day after day and even scouted the ticket booths for last minute sales. But in the end I had to settle with Kinky Boots for $45, which might have been my best decision yet! Kinky Boots was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC and I got to meet many of the actors afterwards (including Todrick Hall!). It was such an amazing show and I recommend watching the show to anyone! Another tip is don't be afraid to be the cheapest tickets, with such amazing shows in such renowned theatres, it's hard to ever get a true "nosebleed seat" (unless you're comparing them to front row tickets, but who can ever afford those?).

Overall my time in New York City was the most fantastic 6 days of my trip (so far). The hustle and bustle, the yellow cabs, the high rise buildings and the beautiful Central Park, was all plenty to make me fall in love with city.

See you next time NYC!

Wynwood Art Walls

Wynwood would have to be by far my favourite place we have been to in the USA. Art covering almost every wall and new paintings painted every week, it's no wonder it's considered the art hub of Florida. There are simply beautiful murals as well as thought provoking ones, and then controversial ones (*cough cough*, naked Trump *cough*). There are art galleries on every corner and picturesque cafés down each street.

I, of course, took photos of some of the popular and my favourites. I would highly recommend going to Wynwood if you are near the Miami beach area as it is not a place to miss.

(there was even a sneaky Stranger Things wall on the front of a coffee shop that I didn't have the chance to go into but its called Brothers & Brawlers if you want to see this :)

Amelia Island

After a delayed 15 hour flight, leading to us missing our connecting flight, and then our next flight being delayed by 4 hours, we finally made it to Jacksonville. Day 1 in the USA was a very sleepy, jet-lagged adventure to Amelia Island.

I learnt two things within the first day in the US, one of which was that cars here don't have number plates on the front, and secondly, that lots of people here really go all out for Christmas!

Scrapbook of My Europe Trip

img_6757 After being back for a month, my regular routine resumed, already bored of the day in day out working life, I decided to finally put together all the little souvenirs from my Europe trip. Over the course of the 2 and a half months that I was travelling, I did my best to keep and collect train tickets, restaurant receipts, business cards and brochures from places I had been to. Rather than scrapbooking on the road (and making a huge effort to be neat and artistic), while I was travelling I wrote daily journal entries, knowing that I would transfer it into a scrapbook. However the thoughts I wrote down were sometimes rather personal and I decided only include bits and pieces that I was happy to share in this scrapbook.

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I can only imagine this will be something I pull out in future years, perhaps showing it to my future kids, reminiscent of my gap year, my first trip alone, my magnificent adventure.

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I believe that capturing your adventures in a creative way such as scrapbooking or in video form makes the  trip more memorable and more magical to look back upon. I can only dread the times when I will no longer remember my trip as vividly as I do now, and no longer feel the longing pang of wanting to be back, like waking from a good dream.

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Although it's difficult to be back, I just try to remind myself of what I felt while I was there, and that I will feel like that again. Over the course of my trip I realised how much I love Perth, but also that I will continue travelling for the rest of my life. The feeling of discovering something new, or embracing being helplessly lost, are feelings you can only know after travelling to an unknown place.

The highlight of my trip was definitely fantastic new friends (shoutout to Lydia) and I can't recommend enough travelling solo to any young person. You learn so much about yourself and you are constantly forced to put yourself out there more.

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Don't forget to check out my youtube channel, I posted videos from my trip as well! https://youtube.com/user/raandomrach/

Kalamunda's Zig Zag Scenic Drive

It's already October and the weather is still raining and cloudy and not spring-like at all. So, when there was a glimpse of sun through all the dull weather, Coralie and I decided another sunset mission was long due. With our list of potential locations (all of which will be revealed throughout the duration of Summer), we decided to make the drive up to Kalamunda's Zig Zag Scenic Drive, or Zig Zags. img_6591-2

Most of the time we were sitting in the car because it was FREEZING! But we were both able to get some good shots of the sun setting right behind the city.

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I hope you all liked these photos and I hope you're looking forward to Summer as much as I am! xx

The Wonderful Brighton

Before starting my trip I was telling everyone "I am going to live in London one day", but after spending a week there, and a week in several other places, I've realised that might be the single biggest lie I've told everyone I know. What I didn't tell everyone before I started my trip was "I am going to live in Brighton one day", and right now, that's something I truly believe. DSC04190-2

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Brighton was a unique, colourful, bustling yet calm city with people from all different walks of life. There was the busy city center and lanes, the wonderfully uncomfortable pebble beach, and the quiet grassy country-ish sides. Everything about it reeled me in, wondering what hidden treasure is hidden around the next corner or down the next narrow alley. What street art was I going to find on the next wall? What hippie event was I going to experience next weekend at the hove lawns? What would life be like were I to live here?

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When my friend, Thalia, and I google things to do in Brighton there were multiple events ranging from a food and music event on hove lawns to a little garden charity party. By coincidence, and to our delight, we met Zoe Sugg, Alfie Deyes, Poppy Deyes and Sean Elliot at this charity event. A little exciting moment amongst our travels in the UK.

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Spending a week in one place is long enough to do many of the touristy things, as well as run out of those things to do and spend some time just living. I've realised that living in Brighton might well be something to write down on my bucket list.

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Le Marais

I'd been wanting to visit this area of Paris for a while, and was getting to the point where I thought I wouldn't have time to. But after making the train journey to the catacombs of Paris and being shocked by the queue to get in, I decided today was the day for Le Marais.

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Le Marais is maybe the most diverse area of Paris. Here you'll find the gay community, it's the Jewish quarter and has a lot of the Asian community here. There are plenty of museums as well as my favourite park of Paris.

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Step one was to fill myself up with lunch. And of course, that had to be done with a falafel. Le Marais is known for the falafels. That was one reason why I was pointed in this direction by other blogs. "L'as Du Fallafel" claims to have THE BEST FALLAFEL IN THE WORLD. I made my way over to there and, for the second time that day, was shocked by the queue. The fellow bloggers told me this was the place to be. But my grumbling belly told me otherwise.

Instead of queuing with the other delicious-Fallafel-seeking tourists. I decided to wander a little further down the road. It may not be the falafel place everyone raves about, but it was still a damn good falafel.

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I wandered further along. Making my way to Place the Vosgue park. The afternoon started of sunny and warm and I laid on the grass but the forecast proved right as the clouds rolled in and the rain began. All the park-goers left their no-longer-sunny spots on the grass (might I add, one of the only parks in Paris where you're allowed to go on the grass).

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But no matter how cold it is, or how full you are, there is always room for icecream.

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Le Marais has proven to be my favourite part of Paris. If I were to ever move to this city, the diverse Marais would definitely be my place to be.

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Europe Trip 2016 Thus Far

Although I told myself I would have time to write blog posts and edit youtube videos, it doesn't really come as a surprise that I have not had much time for either of those things. Between travelling on busses or trains and galavanting around cities I haven't even had much time for myself. Honestly, I haven't given myself much time to soak in my experience and the fact that I'm living the life I've only dreamt about for the last 10 years. Writing this now I'm realising how sad that is, and even how stressed I've been feeling these past few weeks, when in fact I should be enjoying every second of everyday. I miss my family. I miss my friends. It's difficult being predominantly on your own when you're so used to being surrounded by loved ones. But I'm learning things about myself on this trip that surprise me so much that I might even be in denial of some of them (I shall tell you about these discoveries post-trip, as I'm sure there are more things to learn).

Already I have broken a wheel on my suitcase (day 1 after my contiki) and converted to backpack. So now I'm OFFICIALLY a backpacker. And not a luxury suitcase-traveller. I have yet to travel with the backpack yet so we shall see if broken wheel becomes broken back.

The best part about my trip so far definitely has to be seeing snow again and having the opportunity to ski. I teared up a little bit at that unique, distinctive feeling of snow beneath your feet as it compacts down. Second best would 100% speaking french again. Speaking it everyday in my daily life here in Paris has lead me to feel like I'm forgetting my english!

Anyway, enough babbling about myself, here is what you all want: the photos.

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Don't forget to check back in soon as I'll try and make more of an effort to post on here from now on.

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Chocolate Brownie Cookies

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Over the last week I have made these cookies three times, and three times I have received compliments and requests for the recipe. I got the recipe online, but I altered it to suit my liking and more importantly, what I had in my pantry.

I have always been a love of soft, chewy cookies. If you have ever had a subway cookie, those are the best kind. The perfect texture to hold its shape as you lift it to you mouth but soft enough to melt once you bite down on it. Often I would just resort to undercooking batches of cookies and quickly scoffing them down while they're still warm. But NO MORE! This recipe creates the perfect chocolate cookie (if you, like me, enjoy them nice and soft). So here it is:


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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of Almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
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Method:

  1. Preheat your often to 175º C (fan forced).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Mix in one egg at a time until smooth.
  4. Then stir in vanilla and almond extract.
  5. Combine flour, cocoa powder, bicarb soda in a bowl and then add this to the mixture. Stir until you think it's time to use your hands.
  6. Add chocolate chips. Mixture should be thick.
  7. Place un-flattened spoonfuls onto greased baking tray. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Let cool completely.

And there you have it! Chewy, chocolate brownie-like cookies! Enjoy!

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Little Olive Leaf Café

Processed with VSCO with f2 preset After buying all the essentials from the pharmacy for my trip away, I drove past this little café. Hidden over in the suburbs of Wilagee, I had never seen this café before. I was pleasantly delighted to see the range of foods and drinks they had and the quaint beauty of it. There aren't many seats but it wasn't busy; the perfect time to sit down and have a little something by yourself.

I will definitely go again with the company of someone else to enjoy the lunch meals. They have a range of classic breakfasts ranging from plain croissants to eggs florentine. But as you can see in the image, they also have quiches, curries, pastas and shepherds pies. I'm looking forward to trying those beauties :)

The seating area is lined with mismatched cushions and chairs. Perfect for a lounge, anytime of the day. Let me know if you've been to this café or if you plan on going! Would love to see what you order.

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I can honestly say that this pressed juice (although not freshly pressed at the café) was THE BEST juice I have ever had. Man, I'm really discovering some "best" things on this blog (check THE BEST banana bread ever).

Open invitation to anyone reading this if they want to come with me to this café next time ;)

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Location: 7 Archibald St, Willagee WA 6156

Opening Hours: 7am-4pm Tuesday to Friday, 8am-2.30pm Saturday & Sunday, Closed Mondays.