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)…