In the Victorian era, fallen women or prostitutes were caused because of class, social conditions and essentially wanton men, who were rarely ever brought to justice. In Tess of D’Urbevilles by Thomas Hardy, we gain an insight into Victorian literature that spoke out about these gender and social norms, causing serious controversy within the Victorian … More The Fallen Woman
I’ve had a lot of interesting coincidences happen to me lately. If you’ve read my blog on getting dealt an awkward hand in life, you’ll know how interesting they can get. Over the weekend another interesting encounter occurred which prompted me to write this blog. I had dinner with a girl-friend of mine (we shall … More Synchronicity in Life
Recently I watched the movie Sully (2016) and was reminded of a basic human instinct that we all do – Judge. If you haven’t watched the movie, I would highly recommend it. It’s based on the true story of Captain Chelsea Sullenberger, a pilot for commercial airline US Airways, on a routine flight from LaGuardia … More Judging Me, Judging You.
If you’re not passionate about teaching, don’t do it! Walking into Nudgee College on Monday morning was like walking into a crowded room where everyone knows everyone except you. I was nervous, intimidated and I was scared, okay let’s be honest… I was petrified. It had been 14 years since I had stepped into a […]
I’ve always had an appreciation for creative subjects. Probably because I’ve enjoyed doing so many of them myself. Though, there’s one creative outlet I’ve never been able to conquer – Music. I’ve never been musically inclined, although I have tried. I have a keyboard I have been practicing the same song on now for 7 […]
“It doesn’t matter if they don’t deserve it, it’s what you believe that matters” – Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman (2017). If you haven’t watched it yet, watch it. It will tick every box of prerequisites you have ever had for a strong female lead in any movie. Yesterday I walked out of that cinema … More Wonder Woman (Spoiler Alert)
On Wednesday night I was dealt a pretty awkward hand in life… Picture this: Newly single, you’ve made plans at the last-minute to go out for dinner with a good friend to a swanky restaurant. When you get there the waiter guides you to your table, unaware of the disastrous decision he’s made for your … More When You’re Dealt a Pretty Awkward Hand in Life…
Last night I was lucky enough to attend a benefit for our local School Chaplains. If you are like me and have had very little to do with them, then it would be hard to understand the positive impact and influence these guys have on kids and how important their presence is within our schools. Let … More A Tribute to our School Chaplains
Practicing your craft can be difficult with today’s technological distractions. This is how I found a way to nurture my skills. … More Practice your craft everyday!