As I write this from my van it’s raining outside. We’re camped on the edge of a lagoon near Gunbower Island in Victoria and the sky is grey. There’s no sunshine and who knows what the next 24 hours will bring. That’s the unpredictability of nature and, indeed, of life. The heat disappeared an hour … More Bringing colour into December
As we head into the second half of 2020 life is slowly returning to a sense of normalcy, as we enjoy our first camping trip post pandemic and I reflect on a few lessons learnt along the way. … More Mid year clarity and camping
An ode to Autumn, the season of change and the three M’s. Read on to find out what they are. … More The Magic of May
This is a place of mystery … a sanctuary. Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its … More New Doors in February
Age and glasses of wine should never be counted. Italian proverb. It’s winter here in Melbourne but, far from hibernating, things seem to be warming up, at least on the wine calendar. With over 600 cellar doors scattered across 20 wine regions in Victoria, there’s a lot on offer this month. Barely ten minutes away … More Winter Wine Time
Today I took a trip into the past. Mum’s house is still vacant, despite her passing over a year ago, but finally preparations are happening in earnest to sell it.
It’s Valentines Day and hubbs is half way across the country on a work trip but that’s okay. It’s given me time to reflect on all that I have and love in my life and how much I’m grateful for. So that’s what I dedicate this post to. Firstly, of course, I love my man. … More Loving my World
I nearly drowned when I was a little girl. One minute I was wading knee deep in a river, the next I’d stepped into a hole and was over my head. I still remember the panic. Yesterday, as I watched my son swim his last lesson of the year, I realised he doesn’t need them anymore. … More Sink or Swim
“So bye bye Miss American Pie …” Wow, how many times have I played that in my life? Probably just as many times as “Always look on the bright side of life …” I’ve always loved music and when I was 13 I got my first guitar. It was a pretty good one too and I … More Just strumming along
Who doesn’t love a good massage? I, for one, am a sucker for a long luxurious back rub. Actually any sort of body rub is good. Foot massage, head rub. Ask anyone who knows me well. Even a two minute one. Hey, who am I kidding, even a 60 second one! Call me weird if you will, … More Massage anyone?