I’m very excited to have a piece published!
WORDLY Magazine is the student magazine at Deakin University. I submitted a piece based on their theme of ‘Myth’ and I’m delighted that they accepted my piece and have shared it on their website.
You can read The Offering at WORDLY’s website!
This piece evolved from the prompt of setting the story in a place that is familiar. I chose one of my favourite places and started from there. Bonus points if you recognize it!
This is one of the first pieces I wrote for an assignment when I started my degree in 2015. Our task was to take an object and describe it. I chose a postcard I had received from a friend, and while the postcard has been fettered away with other keepsakes, I still have this piece.
There are hundreds of apps out there specifically for travel and it’s hard to know which ones to get without slogging through a lot of trial and error.
Here’s a top 10 list of the apps I’ve found to be invaluable for travelling; long trips or a weekend away, these app can help make things so much easier.
Before I jump in, a little disclaimer: I don’t get any money for recommending these, they’re apps that I’ve used and enjoyed myself, and I have an iPhone personally but I will try and note if an app is available for Android as well. Lastly, these apps aren’t rated in any particular order of preference, just a compilation of apps I’ve found helpful.
Seattle, Washington, USA. As seen on tv shows such as Frasier, Grey’s Anatomy and iZombie.
End of December. This was the first stop on my Winter Break Trip. After a great Christmas with family in Maryland, I hopped on a plane from Ronald Reagan Airport at a completely ridiculous time of the morning and flew to Seattle.
Getting from Seattle’s Airport to the city centre is simple enough, they have a train that goes out there and took about an hour. The buses in downtown Seattle are fairly good, but I only caught them a couple of times when I needed to go a long distance. I used Uber getting between my hostel and the train station with my luggage but out and about sightseeing, I found Seattle a very walkable city. It does get a bit steep here and there, especially moving down towards the waterfront.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Home of the Red Sox and the Patriots.
Mid-October. I went up to Boston on the Columbus Day long weekend. I had a few days to play with because that led into Yom Kippur, and my college closed to observe it. Perfect time to go, especially if you want to visit Salem; October and Halloween are full-swing festivities. Downside was that on my day exploring Boston it rained non-stop!