Food Insecurity Support

Hands up if you’ve noticed your food bill increase lately? For those that are already doing miraculous things to stretch their budget the price increase is causing food insecurity. Many people still need to pay rent or pay for petrol to get to work, and places they can cut out costs is usually food. I grew up knowing I would be fed, but every bit of food was calculated for the week. Read more

IVF Cyle - Part 1

First Cycle - Part 1. I’ve been really open about our fertility journey. Our try’s, our failures, our missed miscarriage and subsequent D&C, and now our IVF. Initially I was very angry at my body for letting me down, the best thing I’ve ever done is see a counsellor to go through all the emotions that have stuck too hard. my fear, guilt, grief, sadness, anger. I’m no longer angry at my body, I see it’s potential and excited about what it has done and will do again. Read more

Hello 2022

Hello 2022!! It has been over 18 months since I last posted something to my blog. My life since the beginning of the pandemic has gone a little crazy - so below is a quick rundown 2020 Started Burlesque - this saved my sanity post baby loss and helped me learn to love my body again. I performed in shows all throughout 2020 and 2021 - including my first solo :) well done me! Read more

Quarantine Cooking

If you are keeping up with the news and the rest of the world right now you are stuck at home and doing your best to visit the shops minimally. Sam and I decided to create a mighty meal plan to last us a month worth of dinners. We have gone to the shops a few times to pick up some fresh food milk and bread but otherwise we have been doing what we can to keep our distance. Read more

Reducing your Carbon Footprint

We had a family meeting recently to discuss our impact on the environment. The things we thought we were doing well and the things we wished to improve. Below are the things we believed we were doing well: * Going vegan * Driving the car less (riding our bikes more) * Making bentos for lunch (no plastic wrapping, all nude food) * Making some things from scratch (kimchi, stock, and soy milk). Read more

1 in 4

Trigger Warning - Miscarriage 1 in 4. I became that statistic back in November when we went through our first miscarriage. We had been trying for baby number 2 for a short time and thought we would get pregnant just as quickly as we did with our daughter. And we did, in a confusing sort of way. You see, with this one I miscarried before I even knew I was pregnant. Read more

New Year Resolutions!

It has been many months since my last post. We mentioned that we were going to Hong Kong but alas due to the political situation we decided to change locations last minute. So in August I was busy organising our trip to South Korea instead. In September we celebrated our daughters second birthday. Then in October we were in South Korea for most of the month. In November I was busy with Nanowrimo again and finished yet another novel. Read more

Hong Kong Packing List

Hong Kong isn’t for another few months but for those that know me know that I like to be organised. I started writing up a packing list the moment we booked flights 12 months in advance. Crazy? Yes is the answer for that. However a well packed and thought out bag makes me feel good and I enjoy doing it. I also recently downloaded this cool app that lets me put my clothes together and makes me feel semi professional. Read more

Bento Box

If you haven’t watched the documentary ‘Miso Hungry’ then I suggest you get on it. The image will link you to where you can watch the trailer and the film. Anyway as you came here for Bento Boxes, let me explain the link between the documentary and the Bento’s. In Miso Hungry, an overweight Australian goes to Japan to learn their culture around food to lose weight. He learns how to create a bento box from a Japanese woman and comes back to Australia and makes them for his lunch everyday. Read more


This weekend we have been married for a whole year. I can’t believe that a year has passed between that glorious winters day and this one. To commemorate that I wanted to share our wedding vows and a few photos of the day that you may have already seen done by our amazing photographer Jewel. You can check out her other beautiful weddings and work here. If you have a read of both you’ll see a bit of a common theme between the two. Read more