snow versus sand

Much like mummi g last week, this morning I woke up this morning feeling terribly homesick. One definite culprit was the awesome snowy scenes plastered all over my Facebook feed this morning by my friends back home. The other was the invitation to my big sisters 40th party. I know for a fact that unless […]

Maybe a little over cautious?

 I am a  fair-skinned European that is prone to burning, before returning to a whiter shade of pale, after a few minutes in the sun! When we moved to Australia in 2010 the sun was my biggest fear. The fierce sun shines for over 70% of the year in Queensland and for my own protection […]

can it really be….

…our third Christmas in Australia?!! It doesn’t seem that long ago we were gearing up for our first Christmas here. I’ll never forget it!! It was a wet Christmas that year, a very wet Christmas. Endless days of wetness! The days were dark and gloomy but at least the fairy lights were sparkly! Not like […]

being part of something big …..

This week here on the east coast of Australia we were lucky enough to witness the spectacular solar eclipse. On the Gold Coast we experienced an 82% covering but further north the eclipse was total. As it happened, the light outside changed to an eerie pinkish hue and although some birds were still singing they […]

lovely day of nothingness….

Hooray!! It’s raining! How excited am I?!! It’s 5am and the rain is hammering down on the tin roof of the covered decking area. A comforting sound reminiscent of family caravan holidays to Skegness. So it’s 5am and I’m thinking….dog walk….in the rain!  What a refreshing thought! After months of sunshine our grass is parched […]

i gave a letter to the postman…..

I remember a day I was sooooooo sad and lonely. The sun was shining, I was sitting dipping my toes in the pool and everything should have felt like bliss! But it didn’t!! Homesickness had kicked me right where it hurts!  …….in my heart. Desperately I took myself off to the cool climate of the […]