I reckon the friends we make during our late teens and early 20s form the best and most enduring relationships of our lives. That's not to discount the friendships made in later years, but there's something incredibly comforting about having friends who have known me for half my life - or longer.These are the no … Continue reading Finding comfort
I'm spending a few days in Hong Kong before heading back to Melbourne. In between a fairly hectic schedule of catching up with friends, I decided to do a bit of exercise. Our week in Vietnam was pretty laid back and didn't involve a lot of moving, so my legs were twitching for a stretch. … Continue reading An urban hike
Hold onto your hats, people. It's only international gin and tonic day. So it's fitting that today's post is bought to you by our consumption of gin. I picked up this beauty of a bottle at the airport duty free. At the time, a litre seemed excessive, but I can asssure you that we've tackled … Continue reading It’s a celebration
Spring arrived in spectacular fashion today. It's clear blue skies, sunshine and a day full of promise. This is easily my favourite time of year. And this weather will stick around for a few days, so I'm pretty happy. I carried that sunshine and happiness through to the salad I made for lunch today. Middle … Continue reading Spring Fatoush
I was up early this morning to meet friends and their kids at the Werribee Zoo. It was good to get out for a drive in my much loved but little used car, but also to catch up with these fabulous folks. I'm not normally a fan of zoos, but I was pretty impressed … Continue reading A breath of fresh air
I went for a walk in Central Australia last week. It was a last-minute decision, but one I'll be forever happy I made. In my final weeks of work, I realised my head was too full to make any big decisions - where will I live, what will I do, how soon will I return … Continue reading Revelations in the Outback
I've known for some time that this redundancy would be happening. I've wanted it for a while but as my end date nears, I am starting to get anxious. Anxious that I'm taking a huge financial gamble, anxious that I won't find another job and also anxious about how I'll cope without the daily structure … Continue reading Biting off more than I can chew?