My Paperchase Dream

A Paperchase Dream is a term that would probably not make sense to a lot of people, except for maybe law students. It is the term I use when wanting time away to write or study. In first year law school we studied Legal Theory with Professor William MacNeil, where he prescribed a number of…

Long Form Australian True Crime Podcasts

I love podcasts, which is definitely an understatement, I am obsessed. I first listening started in law school with the classic ABC Radio National Law Report with Damien Carrick. While podcasts were around they weren’t the ‘thing’ they are now until Serial season 1 – the investigation into the murder of Hae Min Lee and conviction of…

May Book Reads

I have been trying to make more of an effort to read as I’ve been spending a lot of time in front of the laptop and it started to do my head in. This month I read the following books: Mindhunter written by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker I’ll Be Gone in The Dark by…

Travelling When Sick

Over the years there have been occasions where I have had to be more aware of my physical health when travelling internationally. These occasions have included going to Germany four days after getting all my wisdom teeth out and going to England as a visiting scholar at a university a few weeks after emergency abdominal…

Equipment When Working And Travelling

Over the years I have found a number of items/processes which help with travelling especially when you are working. Power board – so often there is only a couple of power points in a hotel room which means coordinating recharging. A power board takes all the hassle out of this and you only need one…

Harassment When Travelling

It is shit, that especially as women we need to take extra precautions because other people are dicks. I have predominately travelled by myself and as a consequence have always had to be more aware of my surroundings. I was physically assaulted on our trip to Amsterdam and it made me reflect on times when…

Long Weekend In Amsterdam

Glen and I “organised” a trip to Amsterdam for my birthday, I say organised because our organisation amounted to basically booking flights and accommodation. I had a lot of work to get ahead of before going and so it was a number of nights with very little sleep beforehand. I wanted to be able to…

British Medical Bureaucracy & Safe Needle Practices

Oh wow, the British love their bureaucracy! I should’ve been aware of this after the visa application and then setting up the bank account, but I underestimated the British and their healthcare system. In Australia it is a simple process of making an appointment with the doctors and turning up – if you’re not on…

Working Remotely & Job Hunting

I have been incredibly lucky with my employment since I graduated. There have been lulls but I have been employed comfortably for the past six years without having a full-time job (I have been studying full time as well). I have been researching, lecturing and tutoring for a couple of universities and I have really…

Reality

This post may read as a bit depressing but it is just one small aspect of our move and I think it is good to be honest about reality – that it isn’t all amazing straight away when you move. In the first few weeks of moving I felt very isolated even though we were…