As times change, so do the lives of our beloved television shows. With teary eyes, we say goodbye to programs after a healthy run on our telly screens. But we’re all grown up now and some of our childhood TV shows are still running!
When I was little, I used to watch Disney Princess movies like a madwoman. VHS tapes had no chance of survival against little me grabbing them with popcorn covered fingers and jamming them into the VCR until they wore out. I was enthralled by the magic of the castles, the action and the romance. It’s safe to say, these movies hold a special place in my heart, as they do for so many.
Where do the fashion trends and clothing items we wear come from? I mean, why do we wear skinny jeans over mom jeans or turtle necks over scoop necks. How did the items that make up this billion-dollar, celebrity-endorsed, season-changing industry come to be?
When you think of a traditional Christmas in Australia, you think of barbecue prawns, pavlova, Christmas crackers and paper crowns. You might even have fond memories of when Nana had too many sherries and asked Uncle Graham when he was going to find a wife, right in front of his partner Kevin.
When I was a kid, one of the most frequently asked questions I would receive was, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” 21 years on, I still ask myself that same question. It’s also one of my favourite conversational topics at dinner tables whether people are seven, 17, or 76. For many of us, the great Australian dream may be to own your own home, have a loving partner to share it with, and kids running around the backyard drinking Up-n-Go’s (at least that’s what ads keep telling us). The ‘dream’ has us working Monday to Friday, nine to five. Whilst that is a noble pursuit, surely the modern university student dreams of something a bit bigger or at least a little different? Tasked with turning my pure-hearted curiosity to something productive, I set off to interview a few people around me about what their dreams for the future were…