The Ultimate Summer Festival Checklist: A Beginner’s Guide

The Ultimate Summer Festival Checklist: A Beginner’s Guide

September has arrived, and while summer seems to have bloomed late here in Portugal, festival season is drawing to a close. Time to woefully pack away the pots of glitter and bum-bags for another year, as you mourn the passing of yet another summer of crowded fields, overheated tents and disposable camera photos. Maybe you’re [...]

Let’s Talk About Our Twenties: 8 Things I’ve Learnt in the Past Four Years

Let’s Talk About Our Twenties: 8 Things I’ve Learnt in the Past Four Years

In a mere matter of months, my early twenties will be over. And, I won’t lie: the thought of finally diving into my mid-twenties is TERRIFYING. To say that the past four years have been turbulent would be just a slight understatement. I’ve fallen in love, had my heart broken, moved back and forth between [...]

An Ode to Sisterhood

An Ode to Sisterhood

Having a sister can be quite a strange concept. There are certain rules in a sister-ship that could never be applied to a normal friendship or relationship. Imagine a friend borrowing an item of clothing without your permission, screaming bloody murder at each other regarding said stolen item, crying tears of frustration, and then five [...]

Life Never Goes to Plan: and this is more than okay

Life Never Goes to Plan: and this is more than okay

So, here I am. A freshly-graduated 22-year-old woman with wonderful friends, loving family, and her whole life ahead of her, fulfilling her destiny of settling down to a life of teaching in Italy surrounded by pizza and Aperol spritz. Sounds like the dream, right? But what happens, then, when it all suddenly just seems too [...]