Popping the Question: TV Shows You Love Watching Even Though They’re a Waste of Time


What TV show do you love watching even though you know it’s a waste of time?


August YA Reading Wrap Up

I can’t believe that it’s the end of August already. With the end of the year looming, the reading goals I set in January are starting to seem a bit…ambitious. While I have made a sizeable dent in my Goodreads reading challenge I’ve still got a long ways to go. Check out my thoughts on some of the YA books I’ve been reading this month.


What We’re Watching: Scything, Politicos, Firies & McDreamy

We watch an unhealthy amount of television here at Cactus Pop. But if TV is so bad for you, we don’t ever want to be good. Here are the latest TV shows that we are watching.


Top 10 Winter Lunches for Melburnians


If you’re struggling to find new places to eat during your lunch break this winter in Melbourne’s CBD, check out my top 10 picks! (more…)

Dream Comic Con Panel

Our Dream Comic Con Panels include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joshua Jackson and Emily Bett Rickards.

Our Dream Comic Con Panels include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joshua Jackson and Emily Bett Rickards.


Well, Comic Con season is all but over for another season. We were lucky enough to make it to Oz Comic Con (read our posts here and here), and scoured the internet for news from the big kahuna San Diego Comic Con. SDCC is definitely at the top of our bucket list!


So with that in mind, we got to thinking: if we could put together our own dream panel of five celebrities, who would they be?





Crafternoon Sessions: Crochet Chevron Infinity Scarf

Crafternoon sessions


Winter Warmer: Hot Apple Cider

Hot Apple Cider

A recent trip to Hobart (you can read all about it here) led to the discovery of my new favourite drink. Hot apple cider. Warm, spicy and slightly tart; there’s nothing more comforting to drink on a cold winter’s night. Every night, for the 3 nights we were in Hobart, we headed down to Knoppies, a Hobart institution, to get a glass of this delicious drink. Maybe it was because I couldn’t feel my face, fingers or toes after being in the bitter Tasmanian cold but I swear it was the best beverage I had ever had.


Hot Tips for a Hobart Holiday

Hobart Holiday

Planning a trip to Hobart, Tasmania and not sure where to go/what to do? Or more importantly, where to eat? We have you covered. Hobart has a seriously great food scene and, for a small city, you can pack a lot of activities in. Here’s our hot picks to keep you fuelled and busy!


Why should you read Elizabeth Gaskell?

I admit it. I love classics. Give me a man in a cravat and a top hat any day. But I know a lot of people who don’t understand my love for them, they think that all classics are boring, slow stories. Well, my friends, not all of them are…If you’re looking for your next classic or you’re interested in reading one for the first time, then look no further than a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. I have to admit, I’m slightly obsessed with her work. There’s romance a plenty, but also plenty of other drama to keep you hooked.

So here’s a quick rundown of what Mrs Gaskell has to offer and why you should pick up one of her books pronto…