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How to makeover a bedroom for under 25 bucks

My life here in Barcelona is slowly becoming more settled with each and every day. Last week I finally found myself a home, a little room in a beautifully light-filled flat that I’m sharing with a British girl, an Argentinian guy and a Japanese girl. We’ve almost got all corners of the world covered off there!

Although I’ll likely only be here for two months, my bedroom is doubling as my little home office, the place from which I’ll write to you guys and do my freelance journalism stuff. So I wanted it to feel cozy and inspirational while spending as little dosh as possible. The challenge: give the room a facelift for under €20 (about $25 Australian).

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Super green broad bean salad

Guess what, amigos? I’ve finally arrived in sunny Spain! Barcelona, to be exact. Hurrah! I plan to spend the next year(ish) living in this beautiful country so it feels rather momentous to have finally landed here.

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First port of call was the local supermercado and after spending the past few weeks convalescing in Slovakia, where the veggies were less than amazing (slight understatement!), I was thrilled to discover a veritable rainbow of tantalizingly fresh fruit and vegetables of all descriptions. Coriander! And broad beans, one of my absolute favourite foods! I love the lush pop of green they add to a dish and I figure anything that colourful must be uber healthy. Continue Reading →

Fare thee well, dear Adelaide + a photo dump

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The past month or so has been an utter paradox for me, full of relaxation and leisurely experiences with dear old friends yet simultaneously one of the most mentally challenging periods in my life thus far. Last December I quit my job, sold my car, gave up my room and basically packed up my life in Brisbane in preparation for my impending move to Spain … only to have to wait and wait and wait some more for my visa to be approved. Continue Reading →