A Year of Yes, Week 21: Blue The Film

Blue is an award-winning documentary about the ocean and the effects we as a society are having on it. I was lucky enough to find out, day of screening, that there were still tickets available with the bonus of a Q&A with the film makers afterwards. What luck! The documentary was playing (coincidentally?) on Clean…

A Year of Yes, Week 20: Aboriginal Heritage Walk

We ventured off on a family outing this weekend north of Sydney to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. I had been poking around on the NSW Parks page and discovered this interesting hike not too far from home that looked easy to do with the three kids. What made it more enticing was the bit of…

Kangaroo Crossing

We drove from Melbourne to Sydney on a road that cut through the bush. We found gum trees a plenty and we weren’t in much of a rush. Driving through the rural country on our way we found a yellow kangaroo crossing sign and out they jumped with a bound. They hopped across the street…

A Year of Yes, Week 18: Apple Camp

This week’s new experience was an odd one. My kids were enrolled in two weeks of free Apple coding camps given by Apple Stores across Sydney. We had heard about these a year ago but were too late to participate having read about it after the fact. This year we were on the ball and…

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…