It’s the last week of May 2020 and the final days of Autumn here in Australia, a perfect time to reflect on the season before winter barges in. The last three months have seen big shifts and a huge pause in the world. Here in Australia, a tiny speck amid a big wide world battling … More Lost and Found in Autumn
“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough.” Paying attention to what’s around us and finding peace and joy, particularly in these challenging times, has never been so important. That’s mindfulness, I’ve blogged about it many times before. As we adjust to a new way of being, mindfulness could be described as a way of befriending … More Mindful in May and Beyond
It’s been a challenging weekend to say the least. Unrelenting rain in Melbourne, extensive flooding inside, saturated carpet, a punctured tyre, ripped couches and naughty dogs have tested my endurance. BUT, believe it or not, amidst all this mayhem is a feeling of acceptance and quiet peace. Okay, I’ll admit, initially I wasn’t so calm … More Serene and Safe
We’re leaving this Sunday for our Central Australia outback trip and packing has begun in earnest. There’s one thing that I’d like to take but I’ll probably leave behind and that’s my trusty guitar. She came with me to the Flinders Ranges and I enjoyed playing a few tunes around the camp fire but I’ve … More Music in the Outback
I miss you … your warm caress on my skin and lingering gaze
My house is full of candles. I love creating a calm mood and my home reflects that. Or at least I think it does. It doesn’t always work but that’s my aim, at least at dinner time. Call me a bit kooky but even when we’re camping I still love my candles.
Have you ever visited a place that invokes all your senses? Where, as soon as you arrive, you feel instantly at one with nature? One of my all time favorite camping spots, about six hours north of Melbourne, is the aptly named Pink Lakes in the Murray Sunset National Park. It’s one of those … More A Sensory Journey through the Pink Lakes