There’s Something Special About the Australian Bush

There’s Something Special About the Australian Bush

Just recently I returned from a weekend out at Mudgee. Located west of Sydney, through typical Australian bush and about a two and a half hour drive from my home in the Blue Mountains, it’s an isolated township dotted with wineries, livestock and heritage listed buildings. But during the return drive this morning I couldn’t help but watch the landscape zip past the car window. There truly is something unique about the Australian bush. How something can look dead yet…

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Stadium Stomp – Climb All the Stairs!

Stadium Stomp – Climb All the Stairs!

Stadium Stomp has once again come and gone and I’m pleased to say that I earned my medal for this one! We ran/limped up and down all the stairs at both the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Football Stadium to fall over the finish line. It’s always interesting running through the guts of a stadium when no one’s around, and going through the historical Sydney Cricket Ground was a nice added bonus really.

When Sickness Strikes…

When Sickness Strikes…

I really want to write something. I really do. Something compelling! Dramatic! Exciting! But I’ve had the flu since last Wednesday. Nearly a week now. And nothing is coming. I stare at an open, blank page until I get a headache. Type a few words. Delete a few more. Suddenly I’m back at stage one. A blank screen that won’t go away. Even the cookies I attempted to bake earlier didn’t turn out. That’s when I decided that it’s okay…

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High Tea with the Queen of Fairy Tales: Kate Forsyth

High Tea with the Queen of Fairy Tales: Kate Forsyth

High Tea with Kate Forsyth Recently the bookstore Better Read Than Dead hosted a high tea with Kate Forsyth. As soon as Kate shared the event via her Facebook page I was all over it. Tickets were promptly purchased and plans made to head down. There’s nothing like champagne, food and an author talk to get me excited. Kate Forsyth is the author of multiple international best-selling adult and children’s books. She penned her first novel at the age of…

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An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to hear Dr. Jane Goodall speak. The experience took my breath away. At 83 years of age, she carries herself so well. She speaks so clearly and with a passion that hasn’t dampened with age. The night was everything and more I hoped it would be. Dr. Jane Goodall, at the age of twenty six, was sent by Louis Leakey to study the behaviour of Chimpanzees in what is now Gombe National Park,…

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What Les Mills and Group Fitness Means to Me

What Les Mills and Group Fitness Means to Me

This week is the two year anniversary since I became certified as a Body Combat instructor with Les Mills. I can’t help but look back and see how far I’ve come. And when it comes to exercise and personal growth, it’s important to pause and acknowledge that accomplishment. I’m so thankful that I found Les Mills and group fitness, so I want to share with you what it all means to me. The Beginning… I have always struggled with my…

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When Flights Get Delayed

When Flights Get Delayed

Sometimes life just doesn’t go your way. Sometimes you find yourself twiddling your thumbs at that airport gate for much longer than first intended. And sometimes you end up sitting in the plane, at the gate, even longer again. While other times you end up missing your connecting flight for one reason or another. When flights get delayed it can be And sometimes it all happens to you at once. *SIGH* This was what happened during my flight to Thailand…

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True Grit – How I Earned My Medal

True Grit – How I Earned My Medal

True Grit – a military inspired and designed obstacle course set to test your endurance and mental strength. This was my third time running this one, which means I’ve earned my bronze medal. You must run five times to get the silver and seven times for the gold. Because it’s all about that bling, baby!

My May 2017 in Review…

My May 2017 in Review…

Still trying to catch up after being ridiculously slack on writing blog posts these last 6 weeks or so. Seriously, if you want to get something done, you need to make the time to do it. About time I listened to my own advice!