Fortitude Valley, described by Visit Brisbane as “a contradiction in itself – raw, yet sophisticated. It is where elegance and style meet grungy and offbeat” It’s a fantastic, kinda grubby, little gem about a mile outside of the Brissy CBD and I absolutely adore it! When I first arrived in Australia back in August 2014,… Continue reading Fortitude Valley Forever
Last weekend was my Blogiversary and to celebrate 2 years of Without Cruelty on WordPress I thought it would be fun to revisit an earlier post. With a little help from you guys out there I figured I would have to re-post something food based, preferably written during my time in Asia and packed full… Continue reading *My Blogiversary Repost* And The Winner Is…….
Charity shop, Op shop or Thrift shop, whatever you choose to call these wondrous, cavernous stores, you are bound to have a story or two to tell. My love for all things ‘vintage’ was reignited last week after a brief Instagram conversation with Laura from Hippy Tat. She posted a beautiful picture on Instagram of a Topshop… Continue reading They Had a Broken Keyboard, I Bought a Broken Keyboard
Since arriving in Ireland, just over 3 weeks ago, Kerry and I have been staying in a town called Midleton. Literally meaning ‘middle town’ in English, it sits 10 miles between both Cork City and Youghal. Steeped in rich history Midleton can trace its roots back to the Norman invasion of 1180 and it took… Continue reading A Stroll through Midleton
I am very swiftly approaching the end of my current chapter. Having spent the last 2 years and 7 months travelling, living life as a wandering nomad across Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia and limited parts of Europe, it’ll soon be time to go home and back to reality. Do I want to go home?… Continue reading The End of an Era
Not far from where Kerry and I are staying in Midleton, lay the ruins of an old Church of Ireland parish church and graveyard. Circa 1525-1575 what remains of the church is pretty scarce, but the head stones that are scattered throughout the cemetery are in relatively good condition, many are readable and a few… Continue reading Ballinacurra Graveyard
Málaga….I couldn’t imagine a better city to end my Spanish adventure in! Fun, vibrant, cultural, historic, full of amazing food, quaint back streets and sunshine. Honestly I couldn’t have asked for anything more… except maybe a little more time to explore the city. Kerry and I arrived in Málaga late Tuesday morning. Our Alsa bus departed the… Continue reading A Day in Malaga: A Brief Food & Travel Guide