Don’t be fooled by how secure I look in this picture; I’m actually standing over 100 feet above the ground on a small metal platform in a giant tree. To put it into perspective look at how far below me those other treetops are-that’s the rainforest canopy, and I’m about 20 feet above that. To say my heart was fluttering at this moment would be a bit of an understatement. I’m really proud of myself for this moment because I think this was the first time I conquered one of my biggest fears.
It’s amazing how quickly we find little pieces in a new place that make it feel like home. I’ve had the most epic day biking around Kirra, hot summer air blowing off the ocean and sounds of locusts buzzing wildly. Read More »
When you live beside an apartment building you get to listen in on a little bit of many different lives, especially in Australia where all windows are always open. In the past few months I’ve been living here I’ve gotten to know a bit about the routines of some of the people next door.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Christmas in Australia on a scorchin’ summers day!
Well it’s Christmas Eve here in Australia, although it certainly doesn’t feel like it. And I don’t think that it is simply because I am away from home and this is different from any Christmas I have ever experienced. There is no snow, no seasonal Starbucks drinks, no cinnamon or gingerbread scents wafting through the air. Surprisingly that is not what I find odd about this Christmas. Read More »
I said goodbye to spring for the second time this year. December 1st marks the first day of summer in Australia. As the hotter days settle in I think of how privileged I am to have witnessed the array of colours that define the season of growth in Australia.
The pale purple of the jacaranda tree is something out of an elven forest. The weeks that these flowers bloomed made me believe I was in a fantasy wonderland.Read More »
Once in a while we are privileged enough to have a dining experience we will always remember. It may be a combination of outstanding food, an exciting atmosphere, but mostly its the person you’re with:shy smiles as you catch each others eye, the tender touch on the other’s hand across the table, a conversation that makes you connect with each other like never before.