All posts tagged: new years

A New Year

What is it about New Years that makes everything that little bit more magical? Maybe it’s because of the hype. Maybe it’s because of the fireworks. Or maybe it’s because, on New Years Eve, as the Earth completes it orbit around the sun and the year draws to a close, we are invited to experience our past, present and future vividly and simultaneously. The past – because at 11:59 you’re thinking about 2014. You’re thinking about the people you fell in love with, the ones you lost touch with, the things about yourself that you have discovered. By 12:01, you’re thinking about the tomorrow that begins when you wake up, the 2015 that promises new experiences, new dreams, new loves. But between that, as the clock strikes 12 and the colours are exploding above your head, you are thinking about the now. You are falling in love and in love with the now. That’s why I love New Years – because it doesn’t matter if you’ve had a crap year or not, everyone is in …

Falls Festival

There are so many things to love about a music festival. There’s the four-wheel drives with mattresses and tents strapped to their lids, and there’s the road-trip soundtrack dancing in your ears as your stare out the window at the infinite road. There’s the deep-fried assortment of carnival cuisine which serenades you in the night and slaps you in the morning. There’s the gumboots and the raincoats and the facepaint and the guitars. The list goes on and on, and for the first time in my life I’m not romanticising. Falls Festival was everything you’d imagine and more. A Falls Bucket List written on the marquee, including 1. Kiss a boy (girl) with longer (shorter) hair than you. Falls was my first sleepaway festival, but I found myself feeling pretty prepared for what I was heading into. That’s the thing about living in the new age, even if you’ve never seen the Eiffel Tower or gone scuba diving with sharks, you can pretty much imagine what it’d be like. You can’t remember seeing an image of …