A Year of Yes, Week 19: Friend Advert

Two years living here in Sydney and we now have a community consisting of families we know from school and local business owners of places we frequent. That being said we still lack the closeness of dear friends with similar interests to ours. You know, the person you can reach out to any hour of…

A Year of Yes, Week 17 – Furoshiki

It’s Christmas weekend and I’m taking a workshop at the Erskineville farmers market. The instructor is Leah from Day Keeper, a sustainable, non-toxic chemical fashion label. She calls her work ‘slow fashion’ and encourages people to reduce waste, by re-using items, re-dying them to freshen the colours and using all-natural ingredients. Today’s class is very…

A Year of Yes, Week 16 – Seedlip Gin Tasting

I booked a ticket earlier this week to the Seedlip gin tasting event in the city today. A trip to Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD on this very muggy summer’s day to sample a refreshing, herbal, non-alcoholic gin. Waiting 30 minutes for a bus isn’t cool, I don’t care how cheap it is. 15 people…

A Year of Yes, Week 15: Studio Audience

I was super excited to score a free seat to be a studio audience member for a popular tv show here in Australia. At the time of writing this I am not allowed to mention said show or details of the recording as it has yet to air. What I can tell you is I…

A Year of Yes, Week 14: Puppy Training

I have always considered myself a cat person. As an adult I have cared for five cats in our home. Cats are wonderful. They love you, play lots, cuddle and most importantly are independent. I love the ease of traveling for the weekend and leaving enough food and water to suffice and never giving it…

A Year of Yes, Week 13: Orienteering

Orienteering has been on my radar of things to do with the kids for a while now. How cool to combine navigational skills with running to make outdoor fitness more interesting. I love running which is no secret to anyone who knows me. My kids, however, are not fans of the sport. In the past…

Travel Time Capsules

Kate and I have a general rule that in our travels we don’t return to the same destination. There are simply too many places in the world to justify a repeat, no matter how cherished the location or our time spent there. We visited Copenhagen six years ago for a long (but not long enough)…