Saddle Up, it’s 2014 Rodeo time

Australia Day has delightfully come around again. And what does this mean; the great Australian BBQ, Vitamin D in the form of mother nature, beer and plenty of it, and a general sense of spirit.  It’s amazing how Australians come together on one day a year and truly let their hair down and celebrate and…

In Ruins

I work for a travel company and the first thing folks always ask me is “oh you must get to travel often and see the world”.  This is a gross misconception.   A sad fact to report, but unfortunately working for a travel company grants me no less or no more than Joe Bloggs who…

Family Reunion in South Africa

Where does the time go? That age old question that eludes us at the best of times. I’m shocked to realize how long it’s been since I’ve last blogged and how much has happened in my life since. So I’ll skip forward several months and another year older, as I slowly make my descent toward…

Homeward Bound, South Africa – Part 1

How one wishes we could literally drop kick our day job, pack a bag or two, destination unknown and sail off into the bliss with the promise of travel adventures on the horizon for the unforeseen future.  Alas that is but a pipe dream, but for me, I did however get to experience bliss for…

Taralga Rodeo 2012

Every year in honour of Australia Day, January 2012 – we headed 2.5 south west of Sutherland to Rodeo town, Taralga in country NSW.   Yes, just as you see it on American TV, except right here in good old Australia, and what a truly awesome experience.  My first ever. The Taralga Rodeo, an annual event, bursting…

Hands up to Office Shenanigans

As the silly season fast approaches yet again, one can’t help but be made intensely aware of a myriad of celebrations that usually accompany the festive season; the obligatory client lunches, generally starting mid afternoon, proceeded by two glasses, that eventually become two bottles and a glance at the watch tells you the work day…

In Remembrance of my Brother, Bobby

19 November 1991….20 years ago, a knock on the door by an official changed our lives forever. Today marks the 20th anniversary of my brother’s death.  Looking back, it’s surreal to believe two decades have passed since we said goodbye, in the literal sense … a telephone conversation ending with ‘bye and I love you’.  What…

Sydney Living – a Happy You

A friend recently steered me in the direction of a snippet from Bill Bryson’s book titled “In a Sunburned Country”.  He describes people who work in Sydney and commute by ferry …“An air of cheerful industriousness suffuses the scene.  These are people who get to live in a safe and fair-minded society, in a climate…

Reality Check

Feeling overwhelmed with life and plagued more than often on its purpose, my purpose.  Reminiscing over the years that seemed to have flown past, come and gone and still after all this time of living abroad whether this is where I should or wish to be.