This holiday period has been a lot busier than I anticipated! It has, however, been wonderful, featuring several getaways, tonnes of delicious food, chill out time, and reflection. This blog hiatus has been a bit longer than I initially planned, but I think it was needed in order for me to wrap my head a bit more around the direction I am taking here.
To ease back into the blogosphere, Pip over at Meet Me At Mikes has created a little interview for her Blog with Pip students to partake in. It is far too hot in Melbourne right now to even consider tea (four days of 40+ degree heat while working at either a bakery or the Australian Open is going to destroy me!), so let's go with iced tea. That still counts, right?
1. Name, state and a bit about what you do on a daily basis
Hi there! My name Reanna (pronounced like the singer Rhianna, but spelt without unnecessary h's), and I live in wonderful Melbourne, thought I originate from South Gippsland in regional Victoria. My daily schedule is a bit all over the place at the moment, but generally I am full time university student. 2014 marks year two of my Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Criminology) at the University of Melbourne. Thus far, I am loving it, and love the new life I have here in Melbourne! I also work casually at a bakery (I am so sick of bread) and volunteer with St Vinnies, with hopefully more volunteering on the horizon!
2. Favourite things to do
When the weather is at an acceptable level, drink copious amounts of green tea. Since moving out of home I have developed a passion for cooking at home, with particular interest in healthy spins on meals and cooking as much as I can from scratch. I also love exercising, wandering aimlessly around the city, thrifting, beers in the sunshine, and have recently reignited a love for reading.
3. Favourite place to be
I do love my little apartment that I share with my wonderful boyfriend. We have really created a space that reflects us, and our love for quirky vintage finds (does hard rubbish count as vintage?).
4. Favourite things to eat/drink
Uhm, I don't even know where to begin! Crossways is one of my all time favourite meals when I am out in the city and feeling a bit tight in the wallet. Other than that, I do love a homemade curry, with brown rice and freshly made flatbread, tempeh burgers in fresh bread from the Victoria Market, and stir fry also never fails to deliver. As for drinks, green tea and a Corona with lemon on a hot day.
5. Favourite inspirations
A Beautiful Mess was my ultimate inspiration for following and eventually creating a blog. And the discovery of them came from frankie magazine. I am also beginning to delve in reading Rookie, having been an admirer of Tavi for quiet awhile.
6. Something I want to know more about
My mind is exploding with concepts I would love to explore since beginning university. I want to delve into some more serious reading, with the likes of Foucault and Fanon continually appearing in my course. I have also recently sparked an interest in feminism and would love to know more about it. Knitting is something I have also recently begun (I am horrendously uncreative!) and I am eager to develop my skills in regards to that!
7. Some favourite blogs
This list is constantly morphing and growing! I love some more popular blogs such as A Beautiful Mess, Skunkboy Creatures and Meet Me At Mikes, as well as many others. Some blogs that have caught my eye recently have been Secrets and Treasures, Chit Chat Chomp, Rose and Vintage, Prudence Claire and the Laughing Medusa.
And there we have it! I am off soak in a cold bath and lie under the air conditioner in anticipation of another hot night here in Melbourne! I'll be back in action soon!