My name is Katie Rebekah Osborne, I have a British accent and have lived in Perth, Western Australia since February 2014. This blog has been a happy accident for me, conceived ultimately as an innovative extension of my Instagram @KatieRebekah, coupled with the desire to creatively document my adventures Down Under… and isn’t WA just the Perth-ect canvas?!
As an early adopter of Instagram (I’ve worked in Digital/Social Media Marketing for over twelve years), my posts have always been carefully crafted to offer a glimpse into my life and adventures. It’s always been hands-down, my favourite Social Media platform. I just love the creativity it inspires, the incredible amount of content available at any one time, but mostly how it makes the world a smaller place. I enjoy expressing my creativity through the platform (and really everything Instagram encompasses), however the question I am regularly asked is if I love creatively expressing myself so much, why I don’t I edit a personal blog.
For years I have toyed with the idea of setting up a blog of my very own. My move to Australia (gorgeous story behind that one) ‘almost’ prompted me to get blog-happy, but then I arrived and… well, just kinda got side tracked with all the amazingness (and vino) that WA has to offer. However, finding myself becoming a Permanent Resident in one of the most beautiful places in the world, coupled with my passion for photography and creative writing only served to further amplify my social media feeds, with each day spent on the flip side of the hemisphere presenting me with more and more (and more) breathtaking discoveries and memories.
But sometimes a moment captured in a photograph or social update deserves more depth and substance than just a few filters and a witty caption. Living on the other side of the world to my family and friends in Britain only served to further emphasise this. And so, over lunch with a very good friend (and super-fly web developer) on a particularly sunny Wednesday afternoon in the Spring of 2015, he convinced me to go for it. So here I am, with my very own delicious slice of cyber-space!
I intend for this little blog of mine to be a natural extension of my Instagram feed, my memoirs of living Down Under and, well, me. Which means, yes, there will be the odd profanity. Well, on occasion a good fucking expletive is the only way to express yourself. Sorry mom.
I really hope you enjoy!
2018 update: Fast forward three years since I launched my blog and I’m working on a hugely exciting new project which I hope to share with you all very soon… so stay tuned! (…But if you just can’t wait, you can click here)