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My brand new blog. I thought I'd start it so I could share more about my trip than just a folder of photos on facebook. No photos yet though, I haven't left yet. I leave on Monday night! Then 12 months of Europe.
But alas, now it's time to keep cleaning out my room/packing up. So I can't play with this really any longer.. Bummer!
Green’s film Ukraine is Not a Brothel is a very honest and delightfully
composed documentary of Ukraine’s topless feminism awareness group, Femen. The
film that was originally sparked by an article in a Melbourne newspaper was
born of over 700 hours of footage; recorded whilst Green lived with these girls
follows the stories of the young women who protest in order to change Ukraine’s
reputation of being full of female sex-workers and the perception that all
Ukrainian women are controlled by men; they wish for females to be equal to men
and have the same work opportunities. It begins
with quite an optimistic view of the girls, who each share tales of their
involvement with the organisation, and how it affects them and their families,
through interviews and footage of their bare-breasted protests. Each of the
them are stunning, slim, model-like girls (apart from one, whose grossly
overweight body is used for her ‘shock factor’ and publicity for the group) and
So since I've last written on here, I've managed to get myself a job straight out of uni and I'm already at the point in my career where a three and a half week holiday is well deserved. I've been at my job for a whole year as of June 30th! It's crazy how fast time starts to fly as your work and life routine just gets going.
Tom and I have started our first trip back to England in nearly three years with a five day trip to Norway with his parents. To be entirely honest, I was a bit lazy and did very little research about Norway, except enough to figure out that we were doing a Norway In A Nutshell tour.
We got to Oslo and I had low expectations - I think I expected it to be a pretty city but kind of boring. I think I thought something similar of Norway as a whole. I knew nothing much about the country except that I was there at the wrong time of the year for the Northern Lights and that it was renown for being particularly expensive.
I thought I'd write a short blog post while waiting for some rice to cook. I haven't put my thoughts down in writing for a little while so perhaps this sort of therapy will work its magic on me.
First things first, I've signed up for my very first half marathon. It's with the Melbourne Marathon, and is about twelve weeks away. I'm absolutely terrified. I've never made this kind of commitment... and it is a really really long way! It's further than the distance that I travel on my bike in a day, commuting to uni, and that in itself takes about an hour. I'm already worried that my legs are going to stop working halfway through.
So I've been reading a lot of articles, and searching Pinterest relentlessly for half marathon training guides. I think I'll use my Nike+ running app as a guide too. If anybody has any tips, please share them with me!
I reckon I'll finish it comfortably in about two and a half hours. I know this is a fai…