Category Archives: Misc

Four ways I’m embracing winter 

I haven’t had a proper winter in a long time. I lived in the land of perpetual sunshine for three and a half years (Western Australia) and then chased summer around the world for a year and a half. As … Continue reading

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Life lately

Well, well, well. I seems such a long time since I’ve blogged consistently. To think I managed to blog more often when lived in a remote mining town AND when I was on the road contending with abysmal wifi is … Continue reading

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What’s your best coincidence story?

I love a good coincidence story, like a lot of people. This American Life (aka the greatest podcast in the world, if you aren’t already well acquainted what on earth are you doing reading this and not on their website … Continue reading

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How do you celebrate Easter where you live?

I’m not shy about the fact that I love Easter. It’s a very low key holiday in my non-religious family and we usually just get together to relax and eat delicious food. My experience of Easter in Australia: In Australia Good … Continue reading

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What’s new with you? I’m going through a crappy, stressful, tiring patch, just to be completely honest! Looking forward to doing absolutely nothing this weekend. Are you watching the new (last!) season of Girls? I’m so sad it’s going to … Continue reading

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A wedding in Tasmania & a new camera lens 

Last weekend Andy and I attended a wedding in Tasmania. It was a lovely few days and a great opportunity to try out my new camera lens. I have a Samsung NX1000 mirrorless camera (also called a compact DSLR) and … Continue reading

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The year that was 2016

How has your first week of 2017 been? Were you, like so many people on social media, bursting to leave 2016 behind? While it was a polarising year, I can’t complain as I spent the first 8 months of it … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

One of the best things about celebrating Christmas early with half your family (see last post) is that when it’s over, ‘real’ Christmas is still around the corner! It all started on Christmas Eve with a festive breakfast at my … Continue reading

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Family Beach Christmas 2016

Every year my dad’s side of the family celebrate Christmas the weekend before the 25th. We all converge at a beach house near the beginning of the Great Ocean Road and eat, drink, swim, play games, sing, heckle one another … Continue reading

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I haven’t blogged for almost two weeks. Dos weeks. Two. That’s probably the longest I’ve gone since starting this trip! Apologies. I have a lot to catch up on. First of all: Cuba. Amazing. Then we flew to Florida to … Continue reading

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