Alana James

An Adelaide girl's thoughts on life, love and all in-between.



Choosing to live the dream

In August I’m moving overseas. Europe, maybe London.

I’m doing the big, scary thing. I’m craving that nervous excitement, the heart pumping exhilaration. I’m already hooked.

I’m going to meet new people, see amazing things, and do good work.

When I share this news, I’m noticing people get very caught up in the what and how.

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Adelaide afternoons

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Being consumed by the Barossa for a day

Winter is coming. I’m very excited about this for two reasons: first, I’ve just started Game of Thrones season one so I can finally understand the reference (and interact with society) and secondly because wet, windy and overcast weather is my favourite. Can’t get sunburnt if it’s raining!

It’s also perfect weather to continue exploring South Australia. I’ve grown up in the state but last weekend was the second time I’d been to the Barossa Valley. I know, I know, but when you grow up with McLaren Vale on your doorstep there’s no compelling reason to visit anywhere else.

I’ll happily admit I was (a little) biased. The Barossa has its own unique charm and certainly deserved a visit sooner.

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