Ofrenda for Dia de Muertos

An ofrenda is a home altar with a collection of objects (photos, belongings and gifts) during the annual and traditionally Mexican Día de Muertos celebration. An ofrenda, which may be quite large and elaborate, is usually created for an individual person who has died and is intended to welcome them to the altar setting. After watching The Book of Life,…

Spring Love

This afternoon, we had surprise visitors on our bike ride – A couple of amorous snakes who literally stopped all traffic from passing by. Welcome to Oz!

Sprout Farming

After listening to Doug Evans speak recently on the Rich Roll Podcast, I bought his new book: The Sprout Book. We are sprouting many things on our kitchen counter at one time. The kids equally love to watch them grow and harvest them. I absolutely adore watching everyone dive into the bowl of fresh sprouts…

Happiness is Contagious

Many years ago the kids and I watched a video of a man laughing at a tram stop. As a result of his joy, smiles beamed from all of the surrounding faces. When someone laughs, it’s contagious – it’s natural to want to laugh too! This made us think about flash mobs and how much…

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…

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 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…

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…

Life Is Uneventful

We haven’t posted much as of late because currently life is pretty dull. Not complaining, happy to be a hermit and enjoy the continued peace. Anti-mask protests seem to be the thing to do around the globe at the moment. I find it strange to protest staying healthy and safe but I’m not too bothered…