Meet a #Canberra Foodie: Megan (@Girlhassparke)

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I recently had the pleasure of sharing a lunchtime meal with veteran of the Canberra blogging scene. A veteran you ask? Well, yes, she’s been blogging for over 5 years, that’s about 4 years and ten months longer than me, so I was hanging on her every word and looking for suggestions and sage blogging advice. Megan (better known as @Girlhassparke) recently impressed me with this cool and succinct post about a hidden little treasure in West Belconnen. I‘ll let you read it yourself and then visit it, and then think about how short our lives are in this amazing world, how lucky we are to live in Canberra, and how important it is to always try something new and take an unplanned peek around the corner, even in our own neighbourhoods and city.


Who are you Megan?  I am Megan a 26 year old living in Canberra, Australia. By day, I am a legal policy officer, who toes the work dress code in an effort to satisfy my love of bright colours and fun pieces. I have a coffee addiction that I have managed to restrain to one cup a day (occasionally two).

When I am not working for the man you can probably find me eating, travelling, being with my friends or family, sweating it out at the gym or comatosed in a ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ marathon.

I have been blogging for four years at Time After Tea but decided that I wanted a fresh start with a blog that more accurately reflects my life, goals and dreams and where I am today thus the creation of ‘The Girl has Sparke’.

So why should you visit the ‘Girls got Sparke’? Because it is a normal girls story, and guide to getting the best out of life! For me that means making the most of the simple things but also setting my sights on the stars. This blog will talk about the little and the big and everything in between. Whether that is reviewing the cake store down the road, building a workable wardrobe, to planning overseas travel and investing money wisely.

I am on a mission to constantly strive for my goals, better myself one step at a time and share my passions with others. I also hope to learn and grow with people who read my blog and create an engaged community.

Age?  26

Where do you live? Scullin.

How long have you been blogging?  For five years, previously at  but more recently at .

Other hobbies?  Travel, reading, exploring, shopping. I enjoy following some other amazing blogs such as

Apple or Android  Apple.

Car/Bus/Bike?  Bus! <I’m guessing she’s looking forward to the free wifi on Action buses!>

Favourite TV show?  True Detective, Homeland, Real Housewives of New York.

Favourite Devices?  iPad, iPhone, Toshiba laptop.

Can we take a peek at your home screen?

Meegan screen shot

Most used app?  Afterlight (photo processing)

Favourite Social Media?  Instagram

What’s the first thing online you check each morning?  Twitter

What do you worry about at night?  If I’ve turned the gas off on the stove J

Most exciting recent newsPlanning a trip to Europe later this year!

Ideal Career?  Political Advisor

Recent Book you recommend?  The Snowchild by Eowyn Ivey

Recent online video you laughed at?

Favourite Food?  Mexican (her fave Mexican in Canberra is GYG)

You can learn more about Megan at

Megan is on twitter at, and her Instagram account is

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