Cycling and New Friends

I set out this afternoon on a solo bike ride to explore a new cycling trail I’d hope to take the kids on safely in the future. I knew the path was there but wasn’t sure about all the connections and how to make it an easy loop. After studying Google Maps I felt confident…

Kids and Technology

I’ve recently just listened to a great podcast called GENZA: Technology Wars. A friend of mine, Katia, hosts it and during each episode she gathers women (moms) together to discuss modern day parenting issues. I’ve learnt a lot from listening to her show as each guest has their own unique perspective and shares what works…

Another Lockdown Birthday

My guy turned 12 today. Where does the time go? I will tell you – many sleepless nights turned into tired days, running all over town between school and activities, meals, household duties and voila, there goes a decade. This is our family’s third COVID-19 isolation celebration. Low key, full of fun playing together, chatting…

My Travel CV: What a life of travel has taught me

I got my first passport when… I was 8 months old and about to move country and continent. My first holiday memory is… Playing by the pool in Morocco. I’ve been to 43 countries. My favourite place in Australia is… Cairns. I love the warm, tropical environment plus our visit was made better by travelling…

My Travel CV: What a life of travel has taught me

I got my first passport when… I was 5 months old and living in Seattle. My first holiday memory is… snow tubing at Whistler in British Colombia. I remember riding the gondola up the mountain, the snow and some glimpses of the Fairmont Hotel. I may have been 2. Thanks to recounting this memory often…

My Travel CV: What a life of travel has taught me

I got my first passport when… I was 4 months old. My first holiday memory was… Egypt. I remember crawling inside of a pyramid in Giza with my family. I also remember the rice at the hotel buffet. I’ve been to 43 countries. My favourite place in Australia is… Tasmania. The climbing, the climate, the…

We Bought A Farm

No, we didn’t buy a farm, God no. But apparently it’s the thing to do. In the US one might strive for a beach house in the Hamptons. In England the rich leave London on the weekends for their “cottage” in the country. Here in Australia, once you’ve really “arrived” – you buy a farm. Growing…

Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day in Oz. Why is it in September? I did a little searching around because I was curious and could only assume it was due to the weather being so glorious here in spring. What I found out was its date origin has to do with retail spending. Apparently, shopping fatigue is…

Tarting with Reece Hignell

Stephen treated me to an online cooking class with Master Chef contestant, Reece Hignell. Reece lives in Newcastle, NSW, owns Cakeboi Bakery and is known for his love of baking tarts. Reece is very cute and young. His playfulness, youth and innocent wit reminded me somehow of comedian and actor, Josh Thomas. In the online…