Are you organising a girls weekend getaway? Want it to be the most epic girls weekend ever? Here are 10 rules to make sure your girls weekend is the GOAT.*
*These rules are Cactus Pop certified. The Cactus Pop crew recently went on a short trip to the Great Ocean Road, and while it wasn’t without its dramas (one broken car window, mild car-sickness and a plague of spiders in our accommodation) we still managed to have an amazing time.
Silversun was one of the greatest Australian kids tv shows of the early 2000s. Set in the year 2052, Silversun was a sci-fi children’s show that had aliens, romance, cool gadgets and horrible special effects. The series was short-lived and ended on a cliffhanger that people are still upset about today (#SilversunSeason3 #Revival). Thankfully, ABC hasn’t shut down the official Silversunwebsite so us diehard fans (Silvies? Sunnies?) can relive some of those magical moments.
Being a kids tv show the majority of the cast were young at the time of filming. If you have ever wanted to know what happened to your favourite Silversun characters keep reading to find out!
2017 is going to be another great year for Australian young adult book releases. If you have never read an Australian young adult book your life is not complete. You can get started by checking out this post on the 2016 OzYA books to read. Now on to 2017 releases, in the words of Bella Swan, “Holy Crow!”. Guys, there are so many amazing Australian young adult novels being published this year. We have our very own Australian YA anthology, a fantastical fairytale from Garth Nix and a historical novel set in pre-WWII Sydney by Ursula Dubosarsky. Here are 10 Australian young adult books to read in 2017.
If you are traveling to Japan you may be wondering what are the things you should buy? Japan is well-known for its quirky inventions, cutting-edge technology, and amazing food.
Before I went on my whirlwind 10 day trip to Japan last December, I was very excited about getting my hands on some of Japan’s more unusual products . Alas, I didn’t come across a “sleeping dome indoors head tent” while in Japan, however, I did see plenty of amazing things and brought back some fantastic souvenirs.
Here are 10 things that I purchased in Japan and absolutely loved. Most were practical, some were not so practical….
Cath Crowley is one of my favourite Australian YA authors. She can do no wrong in my eyes. And while I’m still not over the ending of the Gracie Faltrain series (thinking about it now still hurts *sob*), when her latest novel, Words in Deep Blue, was released I knew I had to read it. If you’ve never read any of Cath Crowley’s books or are considering reading Words in Deep Blue, here are 4 reasons why you should drop everything and start reading!
I, like the rest of the Internet, recently became obsessed with the Netflix Original tv series Stranger Things. It’s a thrilling supernatural mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire 8 episodes. It also kept my work colleagues thoroughly annoyed as I didn’t shut-up about how great it was for weeks. The cast are all exceptional, however, there is one standout character for me in the series. A plump, toothless kid who loves chocolate pudding. Dustin Henderson.
We all have our favourite books. The ones that we could reread over and over again. Sometimes it’s hard to even put a finger on why we love them so much. It might be relatable characters or a plot that is pure escapism. For me, I hold a soft spot for books that I read in my younger years. These are the ones that I will constantly go back to and read. It’s a way for me to relive my childhood and recapture nostalgic feelings and emotions. Rereading a favourite book is like a mug of hot chocolate on a winter’s night, a hug from a friend or unicorns. Pure joy. These are my favourites…
This year I have once again set a 50 book reading challenge. After a strong start to the year – I got sucked into the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning and binged read most of the books in the space of a month – things have now slowed down a bit. However, this last month has actually been pretty spectacular for me book wise. I read The Winner’s Trilogy (definitely going to be one of my top reads for 2016), Kirsty Eagar’s Summer Skin and finally I branched out and read some NA (New Adult) by Colleen Hoover. Check out my thoughts on them below 🙂
I know it’s such a cliche to say this, but last month went extremely quickly. Sadly, I wasn’t as productive as I hoped to be and quite a few of my goals weren’t met (practising Italian every day on Duolingo and hanging pictures around the house). BUT I did manage to complete a couple of my other goals! One was to make a cocktail (which I did when I put together a batch of Sangria) and another was to try a new recipe. Not only did I make bagels from scratch last month but I also made the most delicious blueberry and peanut butter chia puddings. Having never had chia pudding before I was delighted by how tasty and moreish it was. Looking ahead, I’m glad that the stress and overindulgence of Easter is over and I look forward to having a bit more time to get stuff done (fingers crossed). Check out the April book and movie releases that I am looking forward to, Melbourne events that I want to go to and a few personal goals that I will hopefully meet this month.