Spring has exploded all over Canberra and is looking like a bumper season. Masses of flowers are dripping from branches which have begun to droop, heavy under the sudden, floriferous weight. The city looks tres chic to the point where if you squint a little or angle the camera just so, you could imagine Emily … More Springing into, well, spring!
The current COVID lockdown has meant a lot of time walking the dog to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air. It’s at the point where the dog cringes when she sees the leash instead of the usual bounds to the door. The endless laps of my suburb have led us in … More Green with Garden Envy
Home is where it’s at right now so here is a super simple DIY project to freshen up your desk, coffee table or kitchen bench. It’s so low maintenance that once you’ve made it, all you need to worry about it strategically placing it so it’ll be the talking point in your next Zoom chat. … More How to make an indoor water garden
Growing up on the Australian coast, I’d never really paid much attention to autumn. When I moved to the Snowy Mountains, then Canberra, that changed – watching the leaves on the trees start to change in little patches gradually working up to a brighter and brighter display was magic. Rich gold, warm orange, plum and … More The magic of autumn
I’ve just picked up Slow by Brooke McAlery for the second time. You might know Brooke from her podcast or, like me, you might have just stumbled across the book without realising the author is a podcast superstar. When I first read Slow, one chapter completely flawed me the fir, the one about technology and … More Weekend reading: Slow
Today Grill’d announced they wouldn’t be serving meat whether you wanted it or not. Labelled the 24 hour Meat Cheat, the burger chain announced that instead of beef, they were dishing up Beyond Burgers, a fake meat patty. And they aren’t alone – Hungry Jacks are offering up vegan selections and KFC in the UK … More Fake meats are having a moment
There has been a lot of media coverage in recent days about celebrities including Ellen and George Clooney urging people to boycott certain hotels. Although those hotels are beyond what most of us can afford, your money (and where your choose to spend or withhold it) can start to change the shape of things. Even … More Spend wisely – every dollar sends a powerful message
I, like pretty much anyone with a Netflix account and a spare hour or two, have been tuning into the latest Sir David Attenborough doco, Our Planet, and sobbing over my cup of tea as the sheer scale of the damage to the planet plays out in tragic but beautifully shot scenes over-scored with soaring … More Walruses plunging off cliffs = dire climate warning
Its that time of year again – autumn!! While some parts of Australia don’t really get a decent autumn or winter chill, Canberra certainly does and as the cold change breezes in, it definitely brings some benefits. Canberra is ice-cool in winter and pretty in spring but if you want to see her at her … More Where is best to see Canberra’s autumn leaves?
Yesterday my daughter became a raging hot mess. She oscillated between demanding, angry and shattered crying on the floor with such alarming speed I couldn’t keep up. Maybe not so unusual for a three year old but the reason it started really got me thinking. My mum and I had taken her to a Japanese … More Time to stop spending…(again)!