What makes a place a home? This is a very personal question, as in unique to the individual. Home isn’t important to everyone. It can be a transitory state for some, changeable on a regular basis with no anchorage required. For others it is essential, … Continue reading What feels like home to you?
This time last week I was in a state of something close to euphoria. The reason? I had finally completed the first draft of my novel. I had known the moment was coming. Although I am usually a planner, I had worked through the novel … Continue reading A Novel Approach
Tucked a block away from the main thoroughfare in Leura, Bygone Beauties is the home of the world’s largest private teapot collection. The collection spans over 5 centuries with teapots from all over the world and they have been predominately collected within Australia. The teapot … Continue reading Bygone Beauties: Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms, Leura
The full title of this book is Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. It has been out for a while now (first released in 2012) and it was one of those books which seemed to hover on the edge … Continue reading Book Review: Quiet by Susan Cain
If you have driven along the Great Western Highway through Blackheath, there is a fair chance that you would have spotted the statue of a man on a horse, braced for a jump, a look of desperation on his face. It is located on the … Continue reading Govetts Leap at Blackheath
I like routines. I find comfort in habits and having things in their place. By creating structure I find I have more freedom and mindspace to think about other things. Routines do need a bit of room for give and take as things inevitably happen. … Continue reading We fall into old habits*
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mount Tomah is located 1000 metres above sea level within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The original owners of the land were the Darug people, and ‘Tomah’ is reportedly translated as tree fern. It was originally covered … Continue reading Mt Tomah Botanical Garden