Sometimes I really wonder…

Is it like a safe harbour, for visiting ships?

Some, like clockwork (weather permitting) returning somewhat regularly, a familiar hull, easing it’s way into the embrace of calm waters. A quick trade and then leaving with the high tide, only to reappear the next season.

Some, appearing with the storm. Swift and sudden. Repairs, necessity, need. And then just like that they leave, never to be seen again.

Then there’s some, who appear in the distance. Decked out in warm cheery lights. Welcoming, beckoning – simply looking for a safe haven and a good night’s company. A calm comfortable presence that eases in and out. Comfort, a familiar face.

And then there are those ones. The ones we’d rather not acknowledge. Regret, disappointment, ignorance and naïveté. Sailing in with all sails furled, flags raised. Charming, different, enigma. And then sneaking out in the middle of the night, quiet and slick. Leaving bills unpaid, hearts broken.

That jerk.

Nevertheless one thing stays the same. In the end, they all leave, setting sail for bluer seas. A quiet hush then falls over town. The harbour quiets down. And then we wait. Wait for the next ship to sail in.

It’s been 3 months since the last post.


maybe one day

…while I am having a cup of coffee, a movement catches the corner of my eye. You’d walk in, shaking off the rain. Two ticks on the clock, and our eyes meet. I’d give an awkward smile and look back down to my book, pretending to read. Perusing the menu, you make an order. The girl at the counter smiles while she processes the transaction. You head on over in my direction, clutching a table number and sitting on the table next to me.

It’s raining heavier now, I’d notice as the water drumming on aluminium roof intensifies. The slight hustle and bustle, the fragrant aroma of fresh brewed coffee and the slight tinge of nervousness asserts itself into my awareness.

The waitress carries over your order. A steak sandwich… and a pot of tea? Perhaps the next time you’ll get a coffee, time changes things, but I guess I like that you liked tea. You caught me looking, and gave me a smile. I notice the corner of your eyes crinkling in humour. Embarrassed, I shyly return the gesture.

And at that moment, we will both just know. Know it in a way that only we both could know. That it will all work out and things will be how they are supposed to be. No words needed to be said, it would have simply felt right.

I don’t know if these chance meetings will ever happen. If there really is an invisible string that is tied to someone, somewhere, pulling people together in the imminent future. And then reality sinks in. Yes, day dreams are great for hope and inspiration but it sure doesn’t pay the bills.

And even then, maybe, we weren’t meant for anything else. A vision to soothe my tired mind or a temporary thought that brings a smile. Perhaps eventually, someone else will replace my thoughts as I lay in bed trying to fall asleep. Only to be nothing more than a sweet memory to be written in a paragraph in my journal. A note of someone who reminds me to hope and believe that it will all turn out all right somehow one day.

But maybe, just maybe one day…

Sometime ago (probably a LOOOONG time ago by the time this post goes up :P), Yelp hosted a Pirate Paaarrrty to commemorate their 1st year birthday bash. Held at the Torrens Rowing Club, it was a sight to behold as swashbuckling pirates swagger into the den  in their gear. I really enjoyed how everyone went into the spirit of things and got fully dressed up to the theme. Yay Adelaide!

 Okay, lets start the post with a pirate riddle:

Why do pirates wear eye patches?

(answer at the bottom of the post)

Yelp's Pirate Party

Yelp thinks I’m special. Tee-hee.  ^.^

 Click to read on. Warning: Image heavy.

Read More »

Time has flown as it usually does and once again we’re back at Movember November! Just thought I’d join in the trend and put on my very own moustache.

Reckon I could pull it off?

hello movember!


Hehe. And what are best friends for if not to do stupid things together. xoxo.

hello movember!

I call that the walrus look. What do you think?

And if you don’t know how a walrus sounds like, click HERE. Might be worth a listen to the very end.


Have a nice day!


adelaide beauty conference

As you may or may not already know, one of my pet projects is the annual Adelaide Beauty Conference, which is THE media and blogging event of the year for the Adelaide Beauty Bloggers. The event is held specially for beauty bloggers to network and learn about the latest and upcoming beauty and blogging trends. Suitable for both amateur and seasoned beauty bloggers, ABC has since become the highlight of the year for local bloggers.

Our theme for this year is Beauty with a Conscience with a focus on cruelty-free brands and to highlight the importance of ethical treatment of animals. Additionally, we are also supporting organic and environmentally friendly practices, brands and companies at this year’s Adelaide Beauty Conference.

And this year, we’ve got some amazing Platinum sponsors who will be showing up for an interactive session on the day including:

Guinot Institut Paris

CC Natural logo landscape
Couleur Caramel

davroe hair wellness naturally WORKING FILE
Davroe Hair Care

I’m really excited and can’t wait to see what they will be sharing with us on the day! Hmm, I wonder what do they have in store for us? ;)

adelaide beauty conference schedule

Our schedule for the day.

Well, it’s only one more beauty sleep away. Keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes okay and the girls (and guys) have loads of fun!

Will I be seeing you there? Do drop me a line and remember to come say hello!

I will be constantly updating on the day’s events and activities, so don’t worry if you can’t be there physically!
Don’t forget to follow, like and support us on