Here’s where you can find the best bread in the Swan Valley

I’ve gotta say, there truly are few things in the world more delicious than fresh bread.

I am an absolute carb-lover, and could easily eat bread for every meal of the day. Deceptively simple but oh-so-tasty, freshly baked bread has well and truly earned its spot as a favourite in picnic baskets, on cheese boards and topped with lashings of butter at the dinner table.

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Celebrate art at the 2018 Australian Tattoo Expo

Say goodbye to stereotypes and celebrate beautiful art at the 2018 Australian Tattoo Expo.

From September 14th to 16th, the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre will host an incredible celebration of art, colour, entertainment and, of course, tattoo culture.

This massive weekend is set to be one of the biggest tattoo events in Australia, with the best local and international artists showcasing their work and zapping new ink on all three days.

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Healthy & delicious red velvet pancakes

There’s no reason to sacrifice taste for health, especially when it comes to the most important meal of the day.

Health Freak Café serves up incredible looking, and tasting, gluten and refined sugar free meals, and one of the things I love most is that they have tonnes of vegetarian and vegan dishes alongside all things keto and paleo.

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The little things that make life brighter

Sometimes, life can be really damn hard.

This year has already had a lot of tough moments for me, and I know that a lot of people around me have been facing some really difficult, heavy things this year too. So when I came across this list, which I posted on my old blog years ago, I thought it was worth a re-share. (And even more so as August is Grief Awareness month.)

If you’re struggling, feeling stressed, stuck in the sticky vortex of grief, in pain, or looking for ways to help heal, here are some things I’ve found that can make a world of difference. Little things that make you feel lighter and make life a little brighter.

Give one or two of them a go. And be kind to yourself.

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Swan Valley Comfort Food

It’s no secret that I love the Swan Valley – it’s got great food, delicious wines and stunning vineyards, my favourite cider, lots of incredible small buisnesses and, best of all for me, is only a few minutes down the road (but still only 25 minutes from the city if you’re not quite so close).

In fact, some of my best memories include summer days spent exploring the Valley with my besties, and I’m looking forward to adding some winter Valley memories this year.

That’s why I’m super excited to have partnered with the Swan Valley to showcase some of the very best of what the region has to offer.

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Scandinavian Film Festival 2018: Go North with powerful Scandi films

From 19 July to 1 August, Cinema Paradiso will exclusively host 2018’s Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival, showcasing the very best of Nordic cinema.

The festival, which has quickly become one of the most anticipated in Australia following its launch in 2014, moves beyond the traditional noir genre the region was once known for, exploring powerful contemporary dramas, documentaries and comedies from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden that are filled with mystery, dark humour and breathtaking scenery.

This year’s line-up features 21 fabulous films – and here are my top picks.

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On love, loss and grief

I’ve been grumpy as hell this week and ready to cry at the drop of a hat. And this afternoon I finally realised why. It’s this post.

I started it about a week ago, convinced that I needed to write something profound and enlightening, but also to share this experience before I get back to regular posting on the blog. But the thing is, I just don’t really have anything profound to say. Still, it’s half written already and I’m going to get it finished. So here we go.

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