Photo: Lauren Lykens 2016

Hello and welcome to my blog.


If you are here you are either a friend or family member who is checking out my blog because I asked you to (thank you!) or you are very likely a fan of the TV show H2O: Just Add Water (thank you!). I am grateful to receive dozens of emails, facebook inboxes and instagram comments and messages relating to H2O every single day! After all this time the show is obviously still making people very happy which is an incredible thing and a real testament to its amazing creators.
A lot has happened in my life in the 10+ years – yeah guys, TEN – since filming H2O. It is a fantastic show and one I will always be extremely proud to have been a part of. However, I don’t have a whole lot more to say about my time on the show, so if you are looking for something H2O related I’m afraid this is not the place for you.


I am still very much pursuing acting and am lucky enough to pick up work here and there. You can follow my official facebook and instagram pages to keep up with that stuff, and I promise that next time I am acting or working on something new I will keep record of it here. I will be honest, I am still tossing up how much of my acting life I want to share here on this blog for many reasons.


Something else that is a big part of my life is my support for my family over in Thailand. I spend time when I can at an orphanage in a rural area in the Northeast, and while it is something I am passionate about and love with my whole heart, I range in extremes from talking non-stop about the children there to really wanting to keep my experiences and stories close to my chest. I haven’t decided yet how much of my time in Thailand I will share here. I’m sure you will see glimpses here though, the kids are too big a part of me to be ignored.


For the most part, my day to day life revolves around dance. I am a dance teacher at my mother’s school in Sydney, the long established Bradshaw Dance and Cheer. I love my job and the students there very very much. I also freelance providing choreography and education around the country, work for dance event company DCE and I am an All Star Dance Judge. SO as my life consists of a whole lot of dancing, I will warn you now most of my posts are going to relate to dance.


While we are on the subjects of warnings and ‘about me’ simultaneously, I should also say that I am a big Harry Potter fan (read: nerd) and I can talk for days on topics including (but not limited to): films and performances, travel, books, buddhist culture, my amazing 1 year old niece who is the light of my life, anything related to outer space, kids in general and human behaviour. So while most of my planned posts relate to dance, this blog is likely to turn into a pretty disjointed mixed bag. Also, I fancy myself a bit of a writer but have absolutely no qualification in this field so I can’t always guarantee excellent sentence structure and grammar. If your one of those picky people who just got annoyed that I wrote the wrong you’re, don’t worry I am definitely not that bad! I do ask that you go a little easy though, and just enjoy my ramblings for the great works of literature that they are not!


If you are still interested, please feel free to check back each week for a new post. I am so excited to get my late night thoughts and ramblings off of Microsoft Word and out into the universe. Lets do it!