The kids keep reminding me that we leave for Fiji tomorrow. So are we going to pack and get organised? All in good time I have told them. They are becoming increasingly impatient with me. Time to say Merry Christmas to everyone. It has been one hell of a year and I would love to thank everyone who has been along for the ride, offered support, humour and encouragement. For those of you who keep liking my daily #startthedaywithsomethingbeautiful, sometimes it is you all, rather than the dogs…
The New England Living Magazine has just been published for summer. I was delighted to be a contributor for this and it was an added bonus to see these two little river rats on the cover. I love this photo by Peter Reid.
Well, I survived and I passed! I have successfully completed my first module of 120 hours at Plant Lab Culinary. Only 7 more to go! It is going to be a big 2018. Next module does not start until early January so hoping to tackle a few new recipes over the coming weeks where I can try to implement a few of the things I have learned. So stay tuned!
I am working on a couple of pieces for the next edition of New England Living Magazine (it is going to be a bumper edition for Tenterfield so stay tuned!). Headed to Bolivia Station today to meet up with the lovely Fran Bulmer to talk about the Bolivia Station Homestead. Must admit, thinking of a previous life I got a real kick out of my 'work shoes' of gumboots!
I am not at all comfortable in front of the camera as I feel more at home behind the lens. However, when I saw the prettiest door in a town called "Allora", my favourite Italian word, Archie insisted that he become the photographer.
He gives us unlimited amounts of grace! Feel free to accept that free gift!
It is spring. I am smiling because it is spring. Even though it is still cold, I am still in my winter woolies, I still have no reason to shave my legs, it is Spring. I can feel it in the air. Come on you bastard, bring the warmth of spring. It is on its way. I can feel it in my bones.
Spring is here and I am deliriously happy. I am still freezing my lily white arse off but it is spring so I don't care. I have been cold since December last year and I feel like it has been the longest winter of my life. I would normally rather be cold than hot, but this year I can't wait to be warm and to embrace the sunshine. I am so happy that I decided to scare the shit out of myself by climbing and communing with my favourite windmill. The broken one. Every time I see my windmill…
Archie is becoming a sneaky little snapper. Early mornings - searching for something beautiful.
Episode 53 of the Single Mother Survival Guide Podcast is out NOW - "Managing Multiple Sclerosis as a single mum, with Lara Flanagan". In Part 1 of this two part episode of the Single Mother Survival Guide Podcast, Julia talks with Lara Flanagan. Lara is a true inspiration. She is the single mum who has been travelling the world with her kids on just $100 a day. At age 41, Lara Flanagan was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and was told she was destined to a life in a wheelchair. After…