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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Fringe World 2018: Hot Brown Honey review

Hot Brown Honey is a phenomenal, empowering celebration, using humour, dance, inspired music and incredible showmanship to tackle issues of racism and sexism through an explosion of colour and controversy.

Check your privilege at the door and get ready for a pumping, powerful hour of red-hot genre-defying entertainment that you’ll never forget.

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Fringe World 2018: Briefs – Close Encounters review

The world’s hottest all-male boylesque group are back with Perth with a brand new mashup of circus, drag, burlesque and comedy.

Having glitter-bombed the globe with their iconic and hilarious circus and variety stylings, Brisbane’s Briefs boys are back from an exploration of the third dimension with sci-fi and space themed debauchery, here to reassure us that everything will be OK in the future after a global shitstorm of a year.

Hitting out with glorious punk rock swagger, Briefs: Close Encounters is irreverently naughty, perverted-and-subversive fun, that will make you think, and feel.

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