• Everyday,  Personal

    Happy New Year! Life Update!

    So, no surprise, but I’ve neglected this here little portion of the interweb. I honestly feel blogging is dead and no one really reads these things anymore. Then again, part of me wants to get back into it, if just for me. Find the joy in creating and writing again. Firstly though, I thought i’d do a bit of a life update. My life has changed so much in the past year. Obviously, from my previous post, you know about the major loss of my Sister and Mother. The Move For those who don’t know, I made the move from Melbourne to Queensland over a year ago now. Nothing was…

  • Personal

    My best friend, grief.

    CONTENT WARNING: This post talks a lot about death. It’s been a while. I haven’t felt like I could sit down and write this post any sooner. I’m still not sure how I am doing it now. If I will belt this all out at once, or if I will start and stop, keep coming back to it. I’ve talked about grief before. Greif and I were on a first-name basis. When you lose the person you had planned to spend the rest of your life with, you get to know grief quite well. This year, grief and I have become a hell of a lot closer. If we were…

  • A day at the beach
    Everyday,  Personal

    A day the beach.

    March 2019 Hi, my name is Natalie and I don’t like sand. ┬áIt’s coarse, and rough, and irritating, and it gets everywhere. (Please, if you got that reference, leave a comment!). I’ve always been a water lover. I grew up with a pool, I would spend hours in it. I love baths. The beach, however, its a bit of a love/hate relationship. I love getting in the water, feeling it wash over me, but as I mentioned, sand. The beach is my BFF Kays happy place. It’s where she goes to unwind and relax. She was headed out one day and asked if I wanted to tag along. Obviously, as…

  • Everyday,  Hair & Beauty,  Personal

    Life, or something like it.

    Life, it’s pretty crazy at the moment, right? Covid-19 has changed everyone’s lives. I’m lucky that it hasn’t affected my life as much as many others. My disability means i’m home most of the time, I’ve had to cancel a few trips, but otherwise, life is almost the same. I miss my parents, I wish I could go visit them. I miss my family, a few close family members are ill and I just wish I could hug them. Being so far away from family has been hard. When M passed, I chose not to move back to Sydney. I couldn’t lose everything at once, but now I wonder if…

  • Event,  Personal

    Myself, my grief, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer & the Bushfire Event.

    Amanda Palmer knows a thing or two about grief. She’s not one to shy away from it, she lets it if flow from her in any creative way possible. It’s something that I appreciated but had not really connected with until these past 13 months. I love Amanda. I wrote a post about my love of her 9 years ago on this here blog. I’ve seen her numerous times since, including the absolutly heavenly experience of seeing The Dresden Dolls live. It’s up there as one of my all time favourite gigs. Amanda and Brian just make music magic together. I couldn’t afford to go to her recent tour, she…