A Year of Yes, Week 22: Beginner Bicycle Maintenance

I have been wanting to take a bike maintenance course for the last couple of years. For one reason or another I had put it off. Searching around online a couple of weeks ago I found this one being offered at our local 99 Bikes shop. After clearing it with my other half and arranging…

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…

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…

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…