The masks we wear

Another Halloween is done and dusted except for putting all the decorations away. For years I’ve thrown parties for friends and for my girls and their friends. This year was no exception. Our parties have become a bit legendary and are a mix of fun, dressing up, and silliness, tossed with a bit of gruesome... Continue Reading →

My mental health journey

I’ve just come in from going for a walk. It’s spring here in Canberra – the trees are starting to green up, the pollen count is through the roof, the days are sunny and warm and as I walk through the forest trails near my house I am accosted by the sounds of birds all... Continue Reading →

The cave of fears

Today I’m an artist. I’ve had some of my paintings accepted for an exhibition that opens on Saturday and I’m madly finishing them off, attaching D rings to the backs, signing them and packaging them for transport so I can deliver them to the gallery. I’m freaking out. Just ask my friend Sam, who I’ve... Continue Reading →

Re-entry

The backpacks are unpacked. Laundry finished. Passports put away. Hiking boots back in the cupboard. Coming home from a big trip can be a bit surreal. To re-enter ‘normal’ life after having the kind of adventures I’ve had for the past few weeks can feel like a bit of a let down. I feel changed... Continue Reading →

A Feast for the Senses

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love to travel. How I believe travel feeds the mind, body and soul. But sometimes travel, meeting new people, having new experiences, isn’t enough. Sometimes I need real food to feed me too. Traveling with coeliac disease can be difficult. It can be downright impossible to find... Continue Reading →

An Amazon adventure

I started my career straight out of university as a communications assistant for World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC. Bottom of the totem pole in the department when I started, I ended up working for the organisation for five years and when I left, was the Communications Manager for WWF-Australia. Working for a global conservation... Continue Reading →

A day of rest in Peru

For the first time since we arrived more than a week ago we could sleep as long as we wanted. 7.00am. Yep, we made it until 7.00am and then had to have breakfast. The train arrived back from Machu Picchu too late for dinner last night so we were pretty hungry. The train service served... Continue Reading →

A day at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu. It is incredible. It’s an incredibly spiritual place. It’s also an incredible feat of engineering. An incredible place of natural beauty. An incredible place for astronomical study and agricultural research. An incredible place that remained hidden from the world for so long. We had an incredible day. Up early (again!) and we were... Continue Reading →

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