Wrapped in plastic (no more)

Sometimes being eco-friendly is so super easy you wonder why the whole world isn’t taking the same approach. There are so many little ways you can make a difference – most especially in the way you use and consume products…. (READ MORE)

By the sea

To the Sea

Lately I’ve been feeling out of sorts, and I’m not sure of the cause. Perhaps it’s the unseasonably warm start to spring. Or maybe the sight of blooming Jacaranda trees shedding purple throughout Queensland streets. Possibly it’s due to the… (READ MORE)

A tree-filled view

All good things are wild and free

When anyone asks me where I live, I say ‘Brisbane’ … but that’s not quite true. I actually live in one of the outermost northern suburbs of Brisbane – just over 20km from the city. In fact, it’s so far… (READ MORE)

Lazy days

It’s been a slow start to the new year. The crows are creaking outside against a background chorus of buzzing insects. I’m watching tennis with the sound muted because the tv antenna needs fixing and hearing the pop and crackle… (READ MORE)

Domestic Ingenuity

Apart from writing as much as I can, I’ve also taken primary responsibility for management of the household. But let’s be honest, ‘household management’ is really just a fancy way of saying that I’m doing laundry, cleaning, cooking, shopping, looking… (READ MORE)

Shadows in the Garden

Hello dear reader, are you having a good week? I certainly hope so. If I push to one side all the deep thinking I’ve been occupying myself with (because that’s all rather exhausting and ho-hum), things are pretty OK with… (READ MORE)

February … flat or fab?

Have you noticed that it’s possible to squeeze all sorts of antonyms out of words beginning with the letter ‘F’? They’re commonly seen hanging around on the cover of magazines, acting all flashy and obnoxious in an effort to grab… (READ MORE)

Ode on a White Jug

My kitchen is filled with an eclectic mix of utensils, appliances and accessories – few of which match the other, and are about as far from ‘designer’ as you can get. I kind of like that though. It feels right… (READ MORE)

Honey coloured memories

Surely there’s no better way to start a week then by reflecting on all that was wonderful about the weekend just left behind? I have to tell you that apart from lazily enjoying my two days off work, I discovered… (READ MORE)